Eric Wassermann, M.D.

Eric Wassermann, M.D.

Name: Eric Wassermann, M.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Affiliated Center: CNRM

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Eric Wassermann, M.D.

Dr. Wassermann received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied behavioral neurophysiology with C.R. Gallistel, and his M.D. from New York Medical College. After a Neurology Residency at the Boston City Hospital, he came to the NINDS as a postdoctoral fellow in the Human Motor Control Section, where he worked on the physiology of the motor cortex and the control of voluntary movement. In 1997, he established the Brain Stimulation Unit (now the Behavioral Neurology Unit) to extend the same techniques and concepts to investigating the prefrontal cortex and the control of emotion and action. His current work focuses on the human brain mechanisms of reward, learning, and motivation and how these processes are disrupted in disease. He has over 140 publications and has edited two books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pfizer Visiting Professorship in psychiatry, two NIH Director's Awards, and the US Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal.



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