Charlotte Wincott

Photo of Charlotte Wincott with a small child

Dr. Charlotte Wincott was raised in a rural town outside of Richmond, Virginia by an English professor and Fitzgerald scholar.  As a young adult, she was a musician, recording several albums in Los Angeles before returning to school to study psychology and neuroscience.  Charlotte graduated magna cum laude with her B.S. in psychology and a minor in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.  While at VCU, Charlotte taught chemistry and biology and was presented with an award for student teaching.  During her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunity to work at Boston University’s Center for Memory and Brain where she was the recipient of a research grant.  Charlotte was also active in the community during her undergraduate studies, serving as president for The National Alliance on Mental Illness and spearheading a variety of service projects to benefit a suicide prevention organization, The Virginia Holocaust Museum, and local food banks. 

In 2015, Charlotte completed her Ph.D. at NYU School of Medicine in Physiology and Neuroscience after publishing papers on the role of glutamate receptor-associated proteins in behavior.  During her graduate training, she was the recipient of numerous appointments and honors and went on to accept a postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University where she studied heroin addiction.  While at Rockefeller, she served as Vice President of the outreach organization Know Science and gave talks on addiction at various venues throughout the New York City area.  She has also taught biology at Fordham University and Barnard College for the Science and Technology Entry Program. 

Currently, Charlotte works in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease as a field-based Medical Director at Piramal Imaging.  In Charlotte’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son Wolfgang and her husband, Jeff, an accomplished film actor.  They live in the Washington, D.C. area.