Dr. Leslie Beltran is a neuroscientist with broad expertise in learning, memory, and neurodegeneration. She has technical expertise in various animal models of disease, behavioral testing, and in vivo microdialysis. Dr. Beltran’s research has encompassed pre-clinical models to study cognitive enhancement and cognitive performance, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She completed postdoctoral work at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and at New York University, where she also served as an Instructor. Throughout her career, Dr. Beltran’s research has been supported by various funding sources, including a Dissertation Research Fellowship Award from the State University of New York at Albany, an Internal Research Grant from the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy, and an NIH P30 Pilot Grant from the New York University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. In her free time, Dr. Beltran enjoys reading, exploring all the new cities she’s lived in, and spending time with her husband and infant.
Education: B.A. in Psychology from The College of Saint Rose, Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from State University of New York at Albany