Rachel Backstrom

Antidepressant Effects of Sleep Deprivation Chronotherapy in Male and Female Sprague-Dawley Rats

Student Name: Rachel Backstrom Major: Neuroscience Minor: Biology Advisor: Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects a wide range of people and, […]

Kate Evans

Using Tau Protein to Investigate the Link between Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer’s Disease in a Drosophila Model

Student Name: Kate Evans Major(s): Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Seth Kelly and Dr. Rebecca Williams. Second Reader: Dr. Erzsébet Regan Neurodegenerative disorders affect millions of […]

Rachel Greer

How Do You Like Your Science?: A Comparison of Infographic and Text Based Approaches

Student Name: Rachel Greer Major(s): Neurobiology Advisor: Dr. Laura Sirot, Dr. Ferdinand Nanfack Minkeu Most Engaging Poster Award COVID-19 along with the increasing access […]

Margaret Loarca

Dogs Behave Differently When Meeting A Stranger Depending On Their Personality and How the Stranger Acts

Name: Margaret Loarca Major: Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Sharon Lynn Dogs have evolved to coinhabit the same areas as humans. How and why dogs first […]

Gracie Bouker

Mapping Out Learning: How Aerobic Exercise, Sex and Alzheimer’s Disease Impact Learning

Name: Gracie Bouker Major: Neuroscience Advisor: Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer Two of my main research questions for this project were 1) To what extent […]

Maresa Tate

Now You See Me — Now You Don’t: An Investigation of Hair Alterations Effects on Face Identification in Own- and Other-race Faces

Name: Maresa Tate Major: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Advisor: Dr. Grit Herzmann Dr. Josephine Wright Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award The ability to distinguish […]

Megan Gronau

You Have 10 Minutes Remaining: An Examination Into Common Test-Taking Anxieties’ Effect on Academic Performance in Relation to Academic Intrinsic Motivation and Achievement Goal Orientation

Student Name: Megan Gronau Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Ashley Abraham, Dr. Susan Clayton Between 25% -40% of students experience test-taking anxiety to […]

Varying Levels of Impulsivity in an ADHD Rodent Model Influences Behavioral Accuracy

Name: Sydney Schultz Major: Neuroscience Minor: Biology Advisor: Amy Jo Stavnezer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric condition that typically arises in […]

Will McMichael

APEX Fellowship | Will McMichael

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary I conducted research at Rosalind Franklin University near Chicago. I explored how stress induces neuroinflammation […]

An Investigation into the Possible Impact of Early-Life Stress on Music as a Stress-Reduction Tool

Student: Sarah Vandenbergen Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Minor: Music Advisor: Dr. John Neuhoff, Dr. Grit Herzmann Music is common stress-reduction tool, though the literature to support […]

The Effect of an Antioxidant Supplement on a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Student: Jennifer Grossmann Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer, Dr. Susan Clayton Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes […]

Timothy Perales

The Audio-Visual Processing of Horror

Student: Timothy Perales Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Advisors: John Neuhoff, Evan Wilhelms The effects of fearful visual stimuli type and linearity or nonlinearity of […]

The effects of melatonin in the glymphatic system in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

Student: Eleni Miliotou Major: Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer, Dr. Ashley Abraham Melatonin is an endogenous antioxidant and free radical scavenger that regulates […]

Bao Chau Nguyen

A Boolean Model of Microglial Phenotype Transitions Under Acute and Chronic Inflammation

Student: Bao Chau Nguyen Major: Neuroscience Minor: Environmental Studies Advisor: Dr. Erzsébet Ravasz Regan Infection or damage to neurons can trigger the activation of […]

Rebecca Warren

Spacing in the 5CSRTT Proves Beneficial in Early Levels

Student: Rebecca Warren Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Advisors: Amy Jo Stavnezer, John Neuhoff ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. […]

Amy Jo Stavnezer

Neuroscience Professor Recognized by National Association with 2019 Mentor Award

Wooster’s Amy Jo Stavnezer receives honor from Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Ksenia Klue ’18 builds research team

As a first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate at Cleveland State University, Ksenia Klue ’18 is already reaching out to her professors, asking them […]

NYC Comedian & Writer Mamoudou N’Diaye ’14

A neuroscience major, a comedian, and an activist walk into a bar. What’s the punchline? They’re all one guy.

Matea Paveskovic '18

Matea Paveskovic ’18 finds path to top Ph.D. program

Wooster research experience and mentoring open path to top Ph.D. program

Scott Perkins ’20 with Dr. Paul Nielsen ’95

Student health coaches act as medical reporters for community network

When Scott Perkins ’20 enters the home, he may be checking for sugary and fatty foods in the fridge or full pill bottles on […]