THE TEAM 2015-2016

Amanda Kimball
Facilities Manager/Technician
Amanda joined the lab in January of 2011 and works tirelessly to manage all matters related to our research projects, rats, and our beautiful new facilities in the Davis Science Center. Amanda also serves on Colby's IACUC commitee as part of our OLAW certicification and adminsters training for all IACUC-related work on campus.

  Lucy Bainbridge '17
Student Supervisor
Research Assistant

Lucy joined the lab this summer, 2015, as part of our summer team. She is bascially master of all things unbiased stereology and can microscope cirles around all of us. She is also awesome at all the other lab tasks.
         
Senior Projects
Peter Wirth '16
Senior Thesis Research
Peter has ben working in the lab since the fall of 2014 and was part of our summer team, 2015. His research focuses on concussive brain injury and the develpment of a new model to produce it in rodents.
  Kate Riley '16
Honors Thesis Research
Kate joined the lab this fall, 2015, though she had worked previously in the lab as part of the PS350 research course in neural plasticity and behavior. Kate is examining the influence of gonadal hormones on pre-pulse inhibitions in Disc1 knockout rats.
       
Leigh Mathieu '16
Senior Thesis Research
Leigh has been working in the lab since the fall of 2014 and was part of our summer team, 2015. She is interested in psychopharmacology and is studying the sensitivity of dopaminergic pathways to amphetamine and cocaine as a function of prenatal choline availability.
 
Morgan Larabee '16
Senior Thesis Research
Morgan joined the lab this fall, 2015, and is finally going to dig into some hippocampal place cell action. A long-time love of hers, Morgan will use immediate early gene expression to mark stability in place cell activation with spatial experiences in Disc1 knockout rats.
       
Veronica Mitchell '16
Senior Thesis Research
Veronica joined the lab last spring, 2015 and was part of our summer team, 2015. Veronica is continuing our work on choline and depression using an endocrine-based rat model post-partum depression.
 

Summer Team 2015

Peter Wirth
Lucy Bainbridge
Veronica Mitchell
Pheobe Downer (Oberlin Intern) Leigh Mathieu
         

Research Assistants

Mia Diplock '16
Mia joined the lab this fall, 2015, after a short stint with us as part of the PS30 course in neural plasticity and behavior last fall.
Jari Javier '16
Jari joined the lab this fall, 2015, after spending some time with us in the summer of 2012, before her freshman semester. (She couldn't stay away!)
  Elenia Lin '18
Elenia joined the lab in the fall of 2014 as a Presidential Scholar working on our Disc1 knockout rat model of schizophrenia.
Stephanie Desrocher '18
Stephanie joined the lab in the fall of 2014 as a Presidential Scholar working on our Disc1 knockout rat model of schizophrenia.
Abby Shea '18
Abby is a new volunteer in the lab this fall.
Aleks Piibe '19
Alex is a new volunteer in the lab this fall.
  Jack Burton '17
Jack joined the lab in the fall of 2014. He is on a short hiatus though he too cannot stay away.
Brandon Troisi '19
Brandon joined the lab this fall, 2015, as a Presidential Scholar working on our new rat model of concussion.
Olivia Stein '18
Olivia is a new volunteer in the lab this fall.
       
         
Team 2008
Team 2009

Team 2010
Team 2011
Team 2012
Summer 2008
Research Assistants

Kelly Brooks (SOMAS Awardee)
Duy Lyford
Jennifer Corriveau
  Summer 2009 Research Assistants
Jennifer Corriveau
Logan Hunter
Darshini Mahadevia
Ellie Baker (Smith College)
Summer 2010
Research Assistants

Tory Gray
Nora McCall
Morganne Kraines
John Gardner
Aaron Whitman (Univ. Maine Machias)
Benji Benjamin (CAPS 1)
James Farley (CAPS 1)
Justin LePlante (Muhlenberg College)

   
Summer 2011 Research Assistants
John Gardner
Kristen Erickson
Derek Wise
Chelsea Nickerson
Katie Palano
Ariel Batallan (CAPS 2)

Summer 2012 Research Assistants
Ariel Batallan (CAPS 2)
Alex Brown
Waylin Yu
Adam Thompson
Sean Padungtin
Jocelyn Thomas (CAPS 3)
Jarildy Javier (CAPS 3)
  Summer 2013 Research Assistants
Ariel Batallan (CAPS 2)
Czarina Evangelista
Natasha Ziv
Alex Brown
Molly Robertson
Astrid Moore
Summer 2014 Research Assistants
Ariel Batallan (CAPS 2)
Waylin Yu
Amelia Chambers