Anna Radke, PhD

2006          BA in Biology, St. Olaf College

2011          PhD in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

2012          Postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Marilyn Carroll

2016          Postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Andrew Holmes


Throughout my training, I have gained considerable experience in rodent measures of behavior, with a specific focus on motivational brain systems. Techniques and measures I have experience with include operant responding for food/drug/electrical stimulation, fear conditioning and measures of anxiety, measures of drug withdrawal, in vivo fast-scan cyclic voltammetry to measure dopamine release, and opto/chemogenetic control of behavior. Additionally, I have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.


Elizabeth Sneddon, MA

Education: BA in Psychology & Sociology, University of New Mexico

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Research interests: My interest is in brain systems which control our behavior and how substance abuse can alter these brain systems and the neural networks associated with behavior. I’m especially interested in the neuroplasticity of alcohol addiction.

Awards: SfN Trainee Professional Development Award 2018, RSA Student Merit Travel Award, MPA Graduate Student Research Award 2020, F99/K00 DSPAN Award

Publications: Sneddon, White, and Radke 2019, Radke et al. 2019, Sneddon et al. 2020

Fun fact: My sophomore year of college I was offered a position as an audio engineer for the on-tour Broadway show Chicago.

Sean Monroe, BS

Education: B.S. Neuroscience and Substance Misuse & Addiction, The Ohio State University

Hometown: Vienna, WV

Research interests:  I am interested in the neural structures and pathways involved in drug addiction, with an emphasis on opioids. In particular, I am interested in how these areas play a role in chronic drug use in the face of punishment, as well as relapse.

Publications: Monroe and Radke 2020

Fun fact: If I were not pursuing a scientific career, I would probably own a bakery.



Brandon Arnold, Psychology 2021​
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2019, Undergraduate Research Award recipient Spring 2020, PSAAA winner, Dean's Scholarship
Kaila Fennel
Biochemistry 2022
Lindsay Gibb
Zoology and Art Therapy 2021
Brianna Masters, Biology and Neuroscience 2022
Undergraduate Research Award Fall 2020
Jenelle DeMedio, Psychology and Neuroscience 2021
Undergraduate Research Award Spring 2020
Marissa Muench, Psychology 2021
Undergraduate Research Award Fall 2020
Natalie Shand, Psychology & Neuroscience 2023
Audrey King, Sociology and Pre-medical Studies 2021
Undergraduate Research Award Spring 2020
Lindsay Rasizer, Biology & Pre-medical studies 2021
Undergraduate Research Award Spring 2020


Robert White, 2017
Bridget Dames, 2017, pursuing an MD at Wright State University
Colleen Foley, 2018
Austin Nader*, 2019, pursuing a PsyD at University of Indianapolis
Jack Frankel*, 2019
Josh Setters, 2019, currently at Lock 27 Brewing
Olivia Ramsey†*, 2019, pursuing an MD at University of Louisville
Kristen Schuh†*^2020, pursuing a PhD at University of Michigan
Annemarie Thomas*^, 2021
Roshika Bhattarai, 2021
*Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
^Undergraduate Summer Scholar
†Dean's Scholar​​
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