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Donald A. Wilson, PhD

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Nathan Kline Institute (NKI)
Donald A. Wilson, PhD

Donald A. Wilson, PhD, is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Wilson’s research interests include the neurobiology of memory and emotion, sensory physiology and perception (especially olfaction), and the role of early experience in shaping perception, memory and emotion.  His work is currently funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders and by the National Institute of Aging.

Dr. Wilson received his BS in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and his PhD in Psychology from McMaster University. He completed post-graduate training in behavioral neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine as a fellow at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and as an Assistant Researcher in Psychobiology.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Wilson was Professor (with tenure) and Assistant Chair of Zoology, and co-Director of the Neurobehavioral Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Wilson is a member and past-president of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the New York Academy of Science and the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology