Bianca Jones Marlin, Ph.D.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Bianca Jones Marlin is a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from New York University School of Medicine and dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and adolescent education from Saint John’s University.

As a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Froemke, Marlin examined the neural mechanisms underlying maternal behavior. Her research focused on the role of the neuromodulator oxytocin in auditory cortical plasticity during the transition to motherhood. Currently, in the laboratory of Dr. Axel, she investigates the epigenetic inheritance of physiological and behavioral traits in offspring resulting from traumatic experiences in parents. Marlin was the recipient of the 2016 Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience for outstanding Ph.D. thesis.

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