Jennifer Perusini ‘10
Founder and CEO of Neurovation Labs
Dr. Jennifer Perusini, a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Neurovation Labs. Jennifer’s doctoral work forms the basis of the company’s pioneering research, which made the groundbreaking discovery that there is a physiological component to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that can be targeted to both diagnose and treat the disorder. Jennifer and her team have developed a patent pending detection method and are currently creating a companion treatment for PTSD.
Jennifer earned her B.A. in Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied the mechanisms underlying PTSD in an animal model. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship, which focused on rodent models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease, at Columbia University in the Departments of Psychiatry and Integrative Neuroscience.
Jennifer is on the Board of Directors of both Women in Learning (WIL), a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in science, and PTSD Recovery Foundation of America, a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports PTSD wellness and research. In 2020, Jennifer received the Barnard College Young Alumna Award for her career in PTSD healthcare; she was recently named Chair of the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network (BEnet), an alumnae organization that supports entrepreneurs at all business stages across and within all industries.