Assoc. Professor of Neuroscience
University of California, Santa Barbara
Emily holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Neuroscience from Smith College. Prior to moving to UCSB in 2016, she was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Medicine/Division of Women's Health at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She was named a 2019 Hellman Fellow, a Brain and Behavior Young Investigator, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, a National Institutes of Health "BIRCWH" Women's Health Fellow, and a National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science Fellow for “distinguished young scientists under 45.” In addition to her research, the Jacobs Lab advocates for diversity in science at the national and international level. Her lab regularly partners with K-12 groups throughout the central coast to advance girls' representation in STEM, work that was featured in the book “STEMinists: The Lifework of 12 Women Scientists and Engineers”.