Science Alumni Spotlight: Antonio Aubry

July 11, 2022

A postdoctoral fellow at Icahn School of Medicine, Aubry has published three first-author papers.

Tony Aubry headshot

Since receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate Center in 2018, Antonio Aubry has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. A member of Scott Russo’s lab, he studies social behavior in outbred mice. In 2019, he won a travel award from the Center for Neurotechnology and Behavior at Mt. Sinai to present his work at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

He has published several first-author papers, including two while a Ph.D. student — one in Neuropsychopharmacology and one in ELife. He has since published a third first-author paper in Neuropsychopharmacology in which he examined sex differences in reactive and appetitive aggression. He also co-authored a paper in Molecular Psychiatry in 2021 and is an author on two additional papers submitted to Nature that are under revision.

While pursuing his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, he was a member of Professor Nesha Burghardt’s lab at Hunter College. Her research centers on understanding abnormalities in the neural circuits that underlie anxiety, depression, and anorexia nervosa, and other psychiatric disorders.

Ultimately, Aubry plans to lead his own research lab where he will study how sensory perception enables adaptive social behavior.