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, Miami Graduate Research Forum Poster Presentation Award 2018, MPA Graduate Student Research Award 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.
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
Zoology and Art Therapy 2021
Brianna Masters, Biology and Neuroscience 2022
Natalie Shand, Psychology & Neuroscience 2023
Thomas McLaughlin, Psychology 2022
Marissa Muench, Psychology 2021
Psychology & Neuroscience 2020
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2018 & 2019, Undergraduate Research Award recipient Fall 2018, Dean's Scholar 2019-2020