Ilana

Ilana graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Physics in 2002, and received her Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Eric Knudsen‘s lab at Stanford University in 2008, while also collaborating with Haim Sompolinsky. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Karl Deisseroth‘s lab in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford. Since 2012, she has been an assistant professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Her lab studies the neural circuits for reward learning and decision making, with a focus on the role of dynamics and feedback in these cognitive processes.

Awards and Honors

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2015-2016
2014-2017
2014-2017
2013-2017
2013-2015
2012-2017
2009-2012
2003-2006
2002
2002
2002
2000
1998
Daniel X Freedman Prize
Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Investigator
R01 from NIMH
McKnight Scholar Award
BRAIN Initiative U01 (co-PI)
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Pew Scholarship in the Biomedical Sciences
Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellowship
NIH New Innovator Award
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship
NSF Graduate Fellowship
High honors in Physics from Princeton
Allen G. Shenstone Physics Prize
Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
Lucent Technology Physics Prize
Edward J. Bloustein Scholarship

Education

h2008-2012
Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering
Deisseroth Lab
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h2002-2008
Stanford University
PhD in Neurosciences
Knudsen Lab
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h1998-2002
Princeton University
AB in Physics, magna cum laude
Concentration in Biophysics
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