Diana Davis Spencer Discovery Center 1131
T/W 4:00 pm - 5:30 PM, or by appointment
I am interested in understanding the neural systems underlying motivated behaviors. I use rodent models to ask questions about the roles of specific neurochemicals and specific neural pathways in the expression of behaviors like social play, social interaction-seeking, and food-seeking. In addition, I am interested in whether these behaviors, and the neural systems that regulate them, are similar between the sexes, across the lifespan, and between species.
Ph.D., M.A. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience), Boston College
B.S. in Biology, Gettysburg College