Rebecca Shansky directs the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior at Northeastern University. Her team uses rodent models to explore the links between brain structure and function, focusing on how individual differences in response to trauma shape long-term memories. Shansky earned her PhD in Neurobiology at Yale University and completed her postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Psychology Department at Northeastern in 2011. She is a vocal advocate for gender and sex equity in experimental design, highlighted in her Science Magazine Perspective piece, Are hormones a “female problem” for animal research? published in 2019.