Mariam Aly

Mariam Aly is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. She received her BS with Honors from the University of Toronto in 2008, her PhD from University of California, Davis in 2013, and conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University until 2017. She is the Principal Investigator of the Aly Lab in the Department of Psychology where she studies the human mind and brain to understand how the brain’s memory systems contribute to attention, perception, and prediction. Her achievements have been recognized with an NSF CAREER Award, a Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, and a Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. She is an avid science communicator through social media and has a passion for helping students navigate school and life beyond it—working to destigmatize mental illness, and promoting fairer and more supportive spaces for graduate students.


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