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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Leibowitz

Dr. Sarah F. Leibowitz
Research Associate Professor

The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065

Research Areas:
Behavioral Neurobiology; Neuroendocrinology; Neuroplasticity; Brain systems controlling eating behavior and body weight regulation; Obesity and eating disorders; Alcohol and nicotine use and abuse; Early development.

New York University, B.A. (Psychology), 1964; Ph.D. (Psychobiology), 1968.

Professional Experience:
USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow, 1968-1970; Guest Investigator - Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University, 1970-1971; Associate Professor, Laboratory of Behavioral Neurobiology, The Rockefeller University, 1978-Current.

Editorial Advisory Boards:
Endocrinology, 1998-2001; Physiology and Behavior, 1988-present; Behavioural Brain Research, 1994-2003; Nutrition and Behavior, 1981-1987; Psychosomatic Medicine, 1976-1982.

Honors and Awards:
1) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1977-1980; 2) Grass Traveling Scientist Program, Society for Neuroscience, 1986, 1989; 3) Alumni Achievement Award, New York University, 2009; 4) Fellow: American Psychological Association, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, American Psychological Society, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society; 5) Invited review for special 2004 edition of journal, Peptides, recognizing authorship of three most frequently cited papers over past 25 years; 6) Invited lecture series in Sweden (Karolinska Institutet, University of Lund, and Uppsala University) recognizing 20 years of work with brain peptides, 2005; 7) Board of Directors: Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 1990-1993; International Neuropeptides Society, 1992-present; Eastern Psychological Association, 1988-1992, 2002-2003; President's Council of International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, 1993-1996; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 2003-present.

Committee Member:
NIMH Psychobiology and Behavior Research Review Committee, 1988-1992; NIMH Psychobiology, Behavior and Neuroscience Review Committee, 1995-1997; Human Rights of Scientists Committee, The New York Academy of Sciences, 1994-present; Program Committee: Society for Study of Ingestive Behavior, 1992, and Eastern Psychological Association, 1984-1987; APA Board of Scientific Affairs, Committee on Animal Research and Experimentation, 1976-1978; Lindsley Prize Selection Committee, Society for Neuroscience, 1979-1982; Elected Member, President's Council, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society; Member-at-Large, AAAS Neuroscience Section, 1995-present.

Courses and seminars for graduate and medical students in Behavioral Neurobiology, The Rockefeller University.

Society Memberships:
American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Psychological Association; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Eastern Psychological Association; International Brain Research Organization; New York Academy of Sciences; North American Association for Study of Obesity; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Society for Neuroscience; Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior; The Endocrine Society.