Rebecca 'Rikki' Rabinovich

Graduate Student

After graduating from Cambridge University, UK, with first class honors, Rikki Rabinovich moved to New York City in 2014 to pursue a PhD in neuroscience at Columbia. As an undergraduate, Rikki studied individual differences in cognition and behavior, in humans as well as rodents, focusing on emotion regulation and cognitive flexibility. In the future, she plans to continue investigating the neural circuitry that gives rise to perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Outside of lab, Rikki participates in NeuWrite, a collaboration between scientists and writers that strives to improve science writing and communication. In addition, she helps educate younger students as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate neuroscience course, as well as through the Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach program.