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Elif Engin, PhD

Elif Engin, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Elif Engin, PhD, is an assistant neuroscientist at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests focus on cognitive symptoms observed in multiple psychiatric diseases, such as cognitive rigidity, problems with attention and misaligned interactions between affective and cognitive processes. She uses rodent models and multiple molecular, histochemical, optogenetic, and behavioral techniques to delineate the brain mechanisms of these complex processes in the normal brain, as well as neuronal dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders that cause these processes to go awry.

Dr. Engin is the recipient of several honors and fellowships, including the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the Andrew P. Merrill Memorial Research Fellowship, and the Eleanor and Miles Shore Research Fellowship.


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Education & Training:

  • 2001 BSc in Business Administration, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2004 MSc in Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2009 PhD in Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2009- 2012 Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Genetic Neuropharmacology, McLean Hospital




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 123