Ashlee Van’t Veer, PhD
Dr. Ashlee Van’t Veer is Director of the Office of Research Training and Career Development in the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In this position, she supports research training at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and early-stage investigator levels to ensure that a sufficient number of highly trained research investigators will be available to address basic research questions pertinent to mental health and mental illnesses. She also contributes to NIH-wide efforts related to research training and career development including the Blueprint for Neuroscience Research and the BRAIN Initiative. Dr. Van’t Veer received her BA in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers University and her PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School where she was supported by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. She received postdoctoral training as a research fellow at McLean Hospital focusing on the role of stress on executive function and subsequent risk for depression relapse. Prior to her position at the NIMH, she served as a program analyst at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.