Dr. Jacobs is a new professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB, recently recruited from Harvard Medical School. She determines how human brain function is altered by sex hormones. Dr. Jacobs systematically examines the effects of hormones, stress, and reproductive aging on memory across the lifespan. Her work combines structural and functional human brain imaging, endocrinology, and genetics. These insights may help memory & cognition late in life. Training & awards: Dr. Jacobs has degrees in Neuroscience from Smith College and UC Berkeley. Her graduate work was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and an Elizabeth Roboz Einstein Fellowship in Neurosciences and Human Development. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at UCSF before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, under the mentorship of Jill Goldstein and with the support of a National Institutes of Health “BIRCWH” Career Development Award. She is the recipient of the Stuart T. Hauser Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Patricia Goldman-Rakic Fellow for Women in Neuroscience.
Phone: (805) 893-4103
Office: Psychology East, Room 3818
Website: Emily Jacobs Lab