Colby Keistler is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, where she studies the neurobiology of alcoholism. Her projects are aimed at understanding the neural pathways that underlie relapse in recovering alcoholics, with the goal of translating these discoveries into improved therapeutic strategies. Colby is the recipient of several awards, including a Gruber Science Fellowship, a Kavli Neuroscience Fellowship, and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA). She is also involved with the Biomedical Careers Committee, which provides career development resources and opportunities to the biomedical community at Yale. Prior to attending Yale, Colby graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry from Duke University. Outside of her professional interests, she enjoys traveling, cooking and yoga.