Renata Batista Brito, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Renata Batista-Brito starts as assistant professor at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the beginning of 2018. She is interested in understanding how the development of inhibition shapes sensory representation, and how this process is altered in neurodevelopmental disorders. Renata did her graduate work at NYU with Gordon Fishell, focused on the role of genetic factors in interneuron development. As a postdoctoral research fellow with Jessica Cardin at Yale, Renata investigated how specific populations of neurons affect sensory processing and behavior. Renata’s work has been supported by a variety of awards including the Brown-Coxe, Jane Coffin Childs, NARSAD Young Investigator, and SFARI Bridge to Independence Awards.