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Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty

CORE FACULTY:   Bimonte-Nelson    Conrad     Gipson-Reichardt      Olive      Sanabria     Wynne

Heather Bimonte Nelson, PhD, Professor and Behavioral Neuroscience Area Head. Research Interests: The objective of our research is to determine relationships between hormonal, cognitive, and neurobiological alterations during aging using animal models.  Research Projects/Lab: Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory.

Cheryl D. Conrad, PhD, Professor, Barrett Honors Disciplinary Faculty, and Assistant Vice President of Research Development. Research Interests: Our research studies investigate (1) morphological and functional changes in the hippocampus following chronic stress and (2) the mechanism(s) that underlie changes in hippocampal dendritic morphology following chronic stress to facilitate treatment strategies for cognitive improvement. Research Projects/Lab: Behavioral Neuroscience Research in Stress Laboratory

Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt, PhD, Assistant Professor. Research Interests: The goal of my research is to identify novel pharmacological and behavioral interventions for the treatment of drug abuse, and explore the neurobiological substrates of addiction. Research Projects/Lab: Neurobiology and Behavior in Addiction Laboratory.

Foster Olive, PhD, Associate Professor. Research Interests: Drug Abuse. Research Projects/Lab: Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory.

Federico Sanabria, PhD, Associate Professor. Research Interests: We study basic processes that are critical to understand human and non-human behavior. Research Projects/Lab: Basic Behavioral Processes Laboratory.

Clive Wynne, PhD, Professor. Research Interests: I'm interested in the behavior and cognition of animals in general with a particular interest in dogs and other canid. Research Projects/Lab: Canine Science Collaboratory.

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