October 1, 2021

MNI Congratulates Dr. Carol Elias on her appointment as the Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program!

 Dr. Carol Elias received her PhD in Neurosciences and Behavior in the University of São Paulo, and postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Neurosciences and Neuroendocrinology.  She established an independent research program in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo, where she served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Co-Director of the Morphological and Physiological Sciences Graduate Program. She returned to take up a faculty position at UT Southwestern in 2006. In 2012, Dr. Elias joined the University of Michigan, becoming faculty in Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her main research interests are systems neurosciences and neuroendocrinology.  Her laboratory aims to determine the neural and molecular mechanisms by which the metabolic imbalance disrupts reproductive physiology.  Dr. Elias has been deeply engaged in mentoring graduate and postdoctoral trainees in her own laboratory and as the co-director of the Reproductive Sciences Program since 2017. She has recently served on the Neuroscience Graduate Program Executive Committee and she participates as an Neuroscience Graduate Program Bootcamp Instructor. Congratulations Carol!