Nancy J. Smith, M.A.
Nancy is a graduate student in the Fanselow Lab. She received her B.A. in psychology from UCLA. Her research is integrative in nature and broadly based in the biological, psychological, and behavioral mediators of anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in both sexes understanding how these mediators work to assist in the preventative care and treatment efficacy. The translational nature of her work includes examining the effectiveness of Post-stress glucose in preventing dissociative amnesia and PTSD in trauma patients. Her animal work targets neural circuitry underlying fear learning. In her spare time, she is an Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) Coach and facilitates a weekly OCD Education and Support Group at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute, at UCLA.