Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix received his PhD at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Neural Science at New York University, where he has worked in the laboratory of Professor Joseph LeDoux since 2006. He is interested in the study of the basic neurophysiology and neuropharmacology underlying emotional learning and memory. In particular, his studies take a translational approach, asking basic questions that have potential clinical implications. He has been a visitor scientist at Université Paris XI/CNRS in France, and at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan. He was a Fulbright Post-doctoral scholar and a travel awardee of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Award to study drugs with a potential prophylactic effect on the development of PTSD after a traumatic experience.