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Ryan J. Post, Ph.D.


About Me

I am a National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow in the Betley Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. My current research focuses on how coherent behaviors emerge when multiple survival needs are in conflict, and how hypothalamic circuits coordinate such behavioral priorities. I use a combination of behavioral, neurophysiological, and anatomical approaches to investigate these and other questions.


During my postdoc, I have also worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Bryn Mawr College where I taught Behavioral Neuroscience and an advanced topics seminar on the Neuroscience of Mood Disorders.

My most rewarding work in both graduate school and as a postdoc has come through the interactions I've had with undergraduates, both as a research mentor in the lab and a teacher in the classroom. I am looking forward to transitioning my research and teaching to Providence College where I will begin as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in Fall 2023.


You can download my full CV here.


Please feel free to reach out to me at postryanj [at]

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