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Natalie C. Ebner

Professor of Psychology, University of Florida

Dr. Natalie Ebner is Full Professor and the Trish Calvert Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida. She is affiliated with the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, the Institute on Aging, the Department of Physiology and Aging, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, the Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health, the Florida Institute for National Security, and the Florida Institute for Cyber Security Research. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 in Psychology with a particular focus on lifespan development and aging from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and at Yale University, where she also worked as Associate Research Scientist before joining the faculty at the University of Florida. Dr. Ebner’s expertise in experimental behavioral aging research coupled with her background in affective, social, and cognitive neuroscience allow for a comprehensive view of brain−behavior relationships in the study of aging. Methods applied in her lab include structural and functional MRI and eye-tracking as well as pharmacological (i.e., intranasal oxytocin administration), brain-stimulation (real-time fMRI neurofeedback), and real-life (i.e., simulated phishing) interventions, in both healthy and pathological aging (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias). She has received multiple awards throughout her career, such as the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course Outstanding Alumni Award, the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences International Educator of the Year Award, the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award, and the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award. Since 2015, she has been a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and since 2023 a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her body of work is documented in over 100 publications. Over the years, her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, and other agencies and she has gained extensive expertise in supervision of early-career faculty, including NIH K01 awards and diversity supplements.


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    Professor of Psychology, University of Florida