Angelica Minier-Toribio

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Angelica Minier-Toribio
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Angelica Minier-Toribio

Angelica Minier-Toribio joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2018 to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience, after completing a post baccalaureate at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Under the guidance of Dr. Eric J. Nestler, her doctoral research has pioneered a robust program focused on investigating decision-making deficits associated with stress- related disorders, using advanced tools like fiber photometry and transcriptomic analysis combined with complex behavioral paradigms. Her work has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the D-SPAN F99/K00 fellowship and an Outstanding Graduate Woman in Learning Award, and has resulted in several publications. Beyond research, Angelica actively promotes diversity in STEM, engaging in mentorship programs like Mentorship in Neuroscience Discovery and the Center for Excellence in Youth Education at Sinai, to empower future scientists. Angelica credits her personal and professional development to the invaluable guidance she received from mentors in academia and life, whose insights continue to inspire her pursuits.

As she transitions to a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, she remains steadfast in her dedication to fostering inclusivity and advancing scientific knowledge, driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back and making meaningful contributions to neuroscience and the community.

Angelica Minier-Toribio is receiving the:

The Arthur Cederbaum Mentoring by a Graduate Student Award