Kirk Erickson, PhD

  • Principal Investigator
  • Full Professor

Dr. Erickson received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy at Marquette University in 1999. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and did post-doctoral work at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois until 2008.

Dr. Erickson’s research interests range from cognitive neuroscience, aging, neuroplasticity, genetics, and molecular mechanisms of cognitive function.  He is currently the Principal Investigator of the BACH lab at the University of Pittsburgh and is continuing his research on how the brain changes in late adulthood and the factors that promote successful aging. 

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, salsa dancing, playing squash, and reading.

Education & Training

  • Marquette University, BA
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD

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