Nesha Burghardt, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Hunter College


Department of Psychology, Hunter College (Profile)

Research Interests

Prof. Burghardt’s research focuses on understanding abnormalities in the neural circuits that underlie different psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and anorexia nervosa. Her approach involves using behavioral neuroscience to model features of these disorders in rodents and modern molecular tools to identify changes in relevant brain regions. Four main ongoing projects in the lab are in the areas of:

  1. Serotonin and Fear Learning
  2. The Effects of Chronic Stress on Cognition and Mood
  3. Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Cognitive Flexibility
  4. Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa