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Anna Radke, PhD

2006          BA in Biology, St. Olaf College

2011          PhD in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

2012          Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Minnesota

2016          Postdoctoral fellowship, NIAAA

 

I have considerable experience in rodent measures of behavior, with a specific focus on motivational brain systems. I am interested in how changes in these systems lead to maladaptive behaviors such as uncontrollable drug seeking. Additionally, I have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research. At home, I stay busy teaching and mentoring two small human beings and experimenting with photography and gardening.

GRAD

Sean Monroe Miami University
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 & 2021, RSA Student Merit Travel Award 2019, MPA Graduate Student Research Award 2020, RSA Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Investigator Award

Funding: NIH F99/K00 DSPAN Award

Publications: Sneddon et al. 2019, Radke et al. 2020, Sneddon et al. 2020, Sneddon et al. 2021a, Sneddon et al., 2021b, Radke et al., 2021a, Radke et al. 2021b

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.

Awards: International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Travel Award 2021

Publications: Monroe and Radke 2021, Radke et al. 2021

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

 

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Brandon Arnold, Psychology 2022​
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2019, Undergraduate Research Award recipient Spring 2020, PSAAA winner, Dean's Scholarship
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Cambria Beane, Psychology and Neuroscience 2024
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Kaila Fennell
Biochemistry 2022
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2021
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Brianna Masters, Biology and Neuroscience 2022
Undergraduate Research Award Fall 2020, Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2021
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Marissa Howard, Psychology and Neuroscience 2022
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Natalie Shand, Psychology & Neuroscience 2023
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Chloe Thach, Biology and Neuroscience 2024
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Vasudha Sarvagya, Psychology and Neuroscience 2022

Alumni

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
Lindsay Gibb, 2021
Jenelle DeMedio*, 2021
Lindsay Rasizer*, 2021
Audrey King*, 2021
Marissa Muench, 2021, research technician at University of Tennessee

*Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
^Undergraduate Summer Scholar
†Dean's Scholar​​
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