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Emily L. Newman, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Emily L. Newman, PhD, is a research fellow with Dr. Kerry Ressler in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory. Her work focuses on the neurocircuitry and molecular mechanisms that underlie stress and fear-related disorders. She uses highly translational models of social stress combined with genetic and molecular techniques, optogenetics, and calcium imaging to characterize and manipulate neural and molecular changes that contribute to anxiety-related behaviors.

Education & Training

  • 2010 BS in Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2016 MS in Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2020 PhD in Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2020-Present Research Fellowship, Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, McLean Hospital


Phone: 617.855.2063
Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 114