Adriana Galván Associate Professor, UCLA

Adriana Galván

Dr. Galván received her BA in Neuroscience from Barnard College, Columbia University and her PhD in Neuroscience from Cornell. She then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior. She has been on the faculty at UCLA since 2008, where she is  currently an Associate Professor in the Dept of Psychology, and holds the Jeffrey Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience.  Her research examines the development of frontostriatal circuitry in the adolescent brain as related to risky behavior, decision making, social processing, and learning.  She is the recipient of the APA Boyd McCandless Award, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, is a William T. Grant Scholar and a Network Scholar of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.  In 2016, she was awarded the APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Developmental psychology and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award.