Honors & News
July 31, 2014
Summer Scholars Head Home
Alyssa explains her findings to Program Director Dr. Lisa Opanashuk.
Alyssa Chaplin, a rising senior at University of Minnesota, joined our lab this summer. Her project entitled, Stressed adolescent rat behavioral testing: How much does investigator presence matter? examined the effects of human presence and proximity during several types of behavioral assays. In addition to her behavioral experiments, Alyssa also tried her hand at immunocytochemistry, mounting brain sections, and developing slides for in situ hybridization. Best wishes as she heads into her senior year!
April 7, 2014
Michele Saul, PhD!
Congratulations to Michele Saul for successfully defending her thesis, Changes in Exploratory Behavior and Cell Proliferation in the Amygdala Following Repeated Variable Stress in Male Rats: Focus on Adolescence, on April 7, 2014. Michele now begins a year of postdoctoral study with us in which she will follow up on some of the findings from her thesis project.
She has also taken an Adjunct faculty position with Finger Lakes Community College.
- Differences in amygdala cell proliferation between adolescent and young adult rats. Dev Psychobiol. 56, 517-28. (2014 Apr 01).
- Altered brain response to reward and punishment in adolescents with Anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 214, 331-40. (2013 Dec 30).
- Altered insula response to sweet taste processing after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Am J Psychiatry. 170, 1143-51. (2013 Oct 01).