Mauricio Delgado

Associate Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University- Newark

Mauricio Delgado is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark.  He is the Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab and the Associate Director of the Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC).  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. Julie Fiez and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University with Dr. Elizabeth Phelps.   Dr. Delgado’s research program investigates how the human brain learns from rewards and punishments, how it uses this information to guide behavior during both simple decisions (e.g., learning actions which lead to desired outcomes) and complex social interactions (e.g., learning to trust another person), and how it controls our emotions to avoid maladaptive decision-making. Dr. Delgado was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and his research is funded by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Mental Health.