Vanessa Ruta, PhD

Vanessa Ruta, PhD

Professor at The Rockefeller University

2012 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumna

PhD, The Rockefeller University

Postdoctoral Training, Columbia University


Dr. Ruta is a Professor of Neurophysiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, where her lab is using novel methods to trace and probe neural circuits to gain insight into the neural basis for innate and adaptive behaviors. Her lab has examined how the nervous system is wired to flexibly encode and assign meaning to the chemical world. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Columbia University.