Kelly Lambert, Ph.D.
2024 Cherry Award Finalist
Kelly Lambert, MacEldin Trawick Chair and Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Richmond, is interested in experience-based neuroplasticity and enjoys teaching behavioral and clinical neuroscience courses. She and her undergraduate students use preclinical animal models to learn about the neurobiology of stress, resilience, depression, parenting, and natural enrichment.
In addition to publishing more than 80 research articles, Lambert has published two textbooks, Biological Psychology and Clinical Neuroscience, and three mainstream books, Lifting Depression; The Lab Rat Chronicles; and Well-Grounded: The Neurobiology of Rational Decisions. Her unique rodent driving research and science outreach program, designed to provide an engaging educational platform to disseminate behavioral neuroplasticity information, has been featured in over 1,500 media stories and highlighted in two documentaries.
She has received multiple teaching awards, including the Virginia Professor of the Year and the State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award. She received the 2018 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Career Achievement Award.