Emily Oot is a graduate student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. program at Boston University and a fellow in the Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2010, and spent four years engaged in full-time research prior to enrolling at BU. She has worked as a Research Assistant and Lab Manager at Georgetown University’s Early Learning Project studying learning and memory in early development. She also received an Intramural Research Training Award from the National Institutes of Health, and spent two years at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism where she studied alcohol craving and dependence using fMRI and an alcohol self-administration paradigm.
Emily is particularly interested in risk factors for substance use disorders and their neurobiological correlates, and in the developmental consequences of substance abuse. At the Neurodevelopmental Lab on Addictions and Mental Health she is able to apply her experience in developmental and addictions research to the study of adolescent brain development and the neurobiology underlying impulsive and risky behaviors.