Amy Norovich, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Amy Norovich is a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Andrés Bendesky in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. She received her B.S. in biology from MIT and her Ph.D. in biology from Columbia University.

Norovich conducted her Ph.D. research in the lab of Dr. Thomas Jessell, where she examined the diversification of proprioceptive sensory neurons, a key component of spinal sensory-motor circuits that drive movement. Currently, in the laboratory of Dr. Bendesky, she investigates the neural and molecular mechanisms that underlie innate aggressive behavior. She is currently developing Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish), bred for hundreds of generations to select for aggression, as a novel model organism.

During her graduate studies at Columbia, Norovich was recognized with the James Howard McGregor Award for excellence in teaching and the John S. Newberry Prize for outstanding Ph.D. thesis.

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