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.
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
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, MA
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
Fun fact: If I were not pursuing a scientific career, I would probably own a bakery.
Thomas Perry, BA
Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant
Education: B.A. Neuroscience, Colorado College
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Research interests: I am interested in all things neuroscience but am still finding my focus. Right now I am interested in systems in the brain that allow us to represent and understand our own feelings and the feelings of others. In the RAD Lab, I hope to investigate the role of these systems in the cycle of addiction.
Fun fact: I love to ferment. My favorite thing to make is fermented hot sauce but I also make my own yogurt, sourdough bread, and sauerkraut.
Brandon Arnold, Psychology 2022
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2019, Undergraduate Research Award recipient Spring 2020, PSAAA winner, Dean's Scholar, Fulbright Scholar
Cambria Beane, Psychology and Neuroscience 2024
Doctoral-Undergraduate Scholarship recipient 2022
Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2021
Brianna Masters, Biology and Neuroscience 2022
Undergraduate Research Award Fall 2020, Undergraduate Summer Scholar 2021
Marissa Howard, Psychology and Neuroscience 2022
Natalie Shand, Psychology & Neuroscience 2023
Undergraduate Research Award recipient Spring 2022
Chloe Thach, Biology and Neuroscience 2024
Vasudha Sarvagya, Psychology and Neuroscience 2022