Dr. Elizabeth Gould received her B.A. in Psychology from St.
John’s University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Behavioral
Neuroscience from U.C.L.A. and did her postdoctoral training at the
Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Bruce McEwen. She is
currently the Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology and the
Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
For the past two decades, Gould has studied adult neurogenesis and
other forms of structural plasticity. Her work focuses on the
regulation of new neurons by experience, including stress, physical
activity and parenting, findings that have implications for normal
brain function and brain repair. She has published over 100
articles on structural plasticity and is co-author of an
Introductory Psychology textbook. As a result of her work on adult
neurogenesis, Professor Gould was awarded the NARSAD Distinguished
Investigator Award and the Royal Society of the Arts Benjamin