Gregory J Quirk

Gregory J Quirk, PhD


Regular Supervising Scientist University of the Philippines Manila

Manila, PH Philippines


Following his undergraduate work (Northwestern University), Quirk’s doctoral thesis (SUNY-Brooklyn) focused on hippocampal place cells, and his post-doctoral work (NYU) focused on the amygdala and conditioned fear. Prior to his post-doc, Quirk was a Fulbright Fellow in Honduras and developed a neuroscience laboratory focusing on malnutrition.  After his post-doc, Quirk spent 25 years in Puerto Rico (PSM and UPR) developing a research program on prefrontal regulation of learned fear and avoidance in a rodent model. His work was funded by NIMH throughout this period and he is a NIH MERIT Awardee.  Consistent with his interest in promoting neuroscience research and mentoring in developing countries, in 2001 Quirk joined the National Institutes of Health at the University of the Philippines – Manila to initiate an animal model of addiction treatment and teach graduate level neuroscience.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Computational Neuroscience and Modeling
History, Teaching, Public Awareness, and Societal
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Humans
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Computation, Modeling, and Simulation
Electrophysiology (unit activity)

Awards & Fellowships

Award NameAward Participant StatusEnd Date
Miledi ParticipantsWinner12/31/2011

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Nemko Prize Selection CommitteeChairpersonCurrent
Miledi Planning CommitteeChairpersonPast
Membership CommitteeMemberPast
Latin American Training Advisory GroupMemberPast
JNeurosci Editorial BoardAssociate EditorPast
Jennifer N. Bourne Prize Selection CommitteeChairpersonCurrent
International Affairs CommitteeMemberPast
International Affairs CommitteeMemberPast
International Affairs CommitteeVice ChairPast
Committee on CommitteesMemberCurrent