Undergraduate education

McGill University, BS, 2007

Years in MSTP

2009-2016

PhD

Neuroscience, 2014

Mentor

Michael Koenigs, PhD

Thesis title

Examining Neural Circuitry Models of Affective Psychopathology: Novel Insights From Human Lesion Studies Combined With Functional Imaging

Residency

Neurology, University of California-San Francisco, 2016-

Current position

Resident, Department of Neurology, University of California-San Francisco, School of Medicine

PhD publications

Pujara MS, Philippi CL, Motzkin JC, Baskaya MK, Koenigs M. Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage Is Associated with Decreased Ventral Striatum Volume and Response to Reward. J Neurosci. 2016 May 4;36(18):5047-54. PMID: 27147657; PMCID: PMC4854967.

Philippi CL, Pujara MS, Motzkin JC, Newman J, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Altered resting-state functional connectivity in cortical networks in psychopathy. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 15;35(15):6068-78. PMID: 25878280; PMCID: PMC4397604.

Pujara M, Motzkin JC, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Neural correlates of reward and loss sensitivity in psychopathy. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014 Jun;9(6):794-801. Epub 2013 Apr 2. PMID: 23552079; PMCID: PMC4040098.

Motzkin JC, Koenigs M. Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. In: AMinoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF (eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier Press: Amsterdam. 2015:633-48; PMID: 25701911.

Ly M, Motzkin JC, Philippi CL, Kirk GR, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Cortical thinning in psychopathy. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 1;169(7):743-9. PMID: 22581200; PMCID: PMC3815681.

Motzkin JC, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Reduced prefrontal connectivity in psychopathy. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 30;31(48):17348-57. PMID: 22131397; PMCID: PMC3311922.

Motzkin JC, Philippi CL, Wolf RC, Baskaya MK, Koenigs M. Ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions alter neural and physiological correlates of anticipation. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 1;77(3):276-84. PMID: 25080601; PMCID: PMC4115146.

Pujara M, Motzkin JC, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Neural correlates of reward and loss sensitivity in psychopathy. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014 Jun;9(6):794-801. PMID:23552079; PMCID: PMC4040098.

Motzkin JC, Baskin-Sommers A, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Koenigs M. Neural correlates of substance abuse: Reduced functional connectivity between areas underlying reward and cognitive control. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Sept;35(9):4282-92. PMID: 24510765; PMCID: PMC4107096.

Wolf RC, Philippi CL, Motzkin JC, Baskaya MK, Koenigs M. Ventromedial prefrontal cortex mediates visual attention during facial emotion recognition. Brain. 2014 Jun;137(Pt 6):1772-1780. PMID: 24691392; PMCID: PMC4032099.

Motzkin JC, Philippi CL, Wolf RC, Baskaya MK, Koenigs M. Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Is Critical for the Regulation of Amygdala Activity in Humans. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24673881; PMCID: PMC4145052.

Wolf RC, Pujara MS, Motzkin JC, Newman JP, Kiehl KA, Decety J, Kosson DS, Koenigs M. Interpersonal traits of psychopathy linked to reduced integrity of the uncinate fasciculus. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Oct;36(10):4202-9. PMID: 26219745; PMCID: PMC4583354.

Philippi CL, Motzkin JC, Pujara MS, Koenigs M. Subclinical depression severity is associated with distinct patterns of functional connectivity for subregions of anterior cingulate cortex. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Dec;71:103-11. PMID: 26468907; PMCID: PMC4630072.