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BSC Counselor - C. Daniel Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Salzman, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He is also a member of Columbia's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and the Training Faculty of the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior. As a clinically trained psychiatrist, Dr. Salzman’s chief research goal is to elucidate the neural basis of cognitive and emotional behavior. Toward that end, Dr. Salzman’s work has focused on the amygdala and its major interconnected brain areas (prefrontal cortex, sensory areas, hippocampus). His investigations of emotional processing have focused on the way different stimuli affect emotional response, how cognition and reason regulate these responses, and how emotions in turn influence behavior.