Maia Pujara

Dr. Pujara received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Dr. Michael Koenigs, studying reward processing and decision-making impairments following ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage in humans. She joined Dr. Elisabeth (Betsy) Murray's lab at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health in 2016 to study orbitofrontal cortex function in the context of decision-making, emotion regulation, and social cognition in rhesus macaques. She is also interested in the role that functional interactions between prefrontal and subcortical (e.g., amygdala and striatum) brain regions play in these processes.