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Master's Recipients

2012

  • André Boulay

    André Boulay

    B.S. Psychology/Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2007
    Master's
    Motor Control and Coordination, Motor Speech Disorder Apraxia
    Dr. Richard Van Emmerik
    Motor Control and Coordination, Motor Speech Disorder Apraxia

    Owner of YoYoExpert; Co-owner of YoYoNews

  • Chrisanthi A. Karanikas

    Chrisanthi A. Karanikas

    B.A. Psychology, Michigan State University, May 2009
    Master's
    Neurobiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcohol Addiction
    Dr. Heather Richardson

    Senior Associate, Scientific Communications; Eli Lilly and Company

  • Emily D. Merchasin

    Emily D. Merchasin

    B.S. Biology, San Francisco State University, January 2005
    M.S. Biology, San Francisco State University, May 2009
    The Effects of Stress During Puberty on Adult Behavior
    Dr. Jeffrey Blaustein

2011

  • Hanna M. King

    Hanna M. King

    B.A. Psychology, Loyola University, December 2007
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2010
    The Influence of Peripubertal Stress on Altered Adult Response to Estradiol
    Dr. Jeffrey Blaustein
    Dr. Agnes Lacreuse

    Medical Student, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

  • Sean W. Burton

    Sean W. Burton

    B.A. Psychology, Kent State University, May 2006
    Axon/Glial Interactions in Axon Guidance

2010

  • Michael J. Cunningham

    Michael J. Cunningham

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Regulation of Trio Splice Variants by 17beta-Estradiol and 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin

    First year medical student (class of 2015)
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

2009

  • Christina S. Henderson

    Christina S. Henderson

    B.S. Biology,University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    MDMA and Methamphetamine: An Investigation of a Neurochemical and Behavioral Cross-Tolerance in the Rat

    Research Associate, R&D, Seaside Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • John C. Richiedei

    John C. Richiedei

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Event=Related Potential Indices of Attentional Gradients Across the Visual Field

    First year medical student, UMass Medical School. 

  • Jamie L. Berkowitz

    Jamie L. Berkowitz

    B.S. Biology, minor Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Dr. Melinda Novak
    Sexually Differentiated Object Preference in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)

    Private Pediatric Office, Pittsfield, Mass.  

2007

  • Christine A. Major

    Christine A. Major

    B.S. Animal Science (minor Psychology), University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Seeing and Knowing Ability of Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)

    Research Technician II, Division of Neuroscience, Laboratory of Behavioral Biology at Harvard Medical School's New England Regional Primate Research Center, Southborough, Massachusetts

  • Lauren R. Ditzian

    Lauren R. Ditzian

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Time-Course of Developmental Cell Death in the Spinal Nucleus of the Bulbocavernosus of Mice

    Intern, Planned Parenthood International, Santiago, Chile

  • Lauren M. Gasbarro

    Lauren M. Gasbarro

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Jeffrey D. Blaustein
    Female Sexual Receptivity: The Effect of Stress at Puberty on Sexual Receptivity in Female Mice

    Pharmacovigilance Associate, Genzyme, Cambridge, Mass.

  • David M. Whitehead

    David M. Whitehead

    B.S. Biochemistry & Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    What Mediates the Interaction Between Semaphorin and Rac at the Developing Synapse?

    Surgery residency program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore, Bronx, New York. 

2006

  • Scott Baver

    Scott Baver

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Colorado State University, September 2009
    Melanopsin-Immunoreactive Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Mongolian Gerbil Retina

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology

  • Maria Furman

    Maria Furman

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Role of Ghrelin in Estrous Behavior Interactions with Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone

    Clinical Development Associate, US Exploratory Implementation, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Arthur W. Seelig

    Arthur W. Seelig

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Neurochemical Identity of c-Fos Expressing Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus

    Instructor & Laboratory Manager
    Science Department, Sierra Nevada College

2003

  • Mohammed Reza

    Mohammed Reza

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Role of Cell Death in Respect to Sexual Differentiation of the Vasopressin Neurotransmitter System

    Medical student at SABA University of Medicine

  • Patricia L. Seymour

    Patricia L. Seymour

    B.S. Biology (minor Psychology), University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Role of Corticotropin Releasing Factor Receptors in the Suppression of Estrous Behavior

    Second year primary care/family practice resident, Worcester Program for Family Medicine and Community Health

  • Christina M. Veino

    Christina M. Veino

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    A Systematic Exploration of Tool Use in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

2002

  • Shaun Gaipo

    Shaun Gaipo

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Do the Vasopressin Cells of the Mouse Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Medial Amygdala Contain Androgen and Progesterone Receptors: An Immunocytochemical Study
  • Peter S. Wu

    Peter S. Wu

    B.S. Psychology (minor Biology), University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2001
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Effects of Flashing Light on c-Fos Expression in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus of the Mongolian Gerbil

    Baystate Surgical Residency Program, Baystate Medical Center

  • Ernie Pedapati

    Ernie Pedapati

    B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Effect of Endogenous Neurotrophic Factors on the Development of the Rat Perineal Muscles

    Medical Student, University of Massachusetts Medical School

2001

  • Maria Peroulakis

    Maria Peroulakis

    B.A. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Characterization of Perineal Muscles and Motoneurons in the Nakes Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus Glaber)

    Consultant, Global Enrollment Optimization, Clinical Development Organization, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • John Ribadeneyra

    John Ribadeneyra

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Effects of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin on Estradiol Induction of Progesterone Receptor Gene Expression in the Hypothalamus and Preoptic Area of the Rat Brain

    Cell Biology Department (Lab of Gary Stein), UMass Medical School, Worcester

1999

  • Kathryn Larsen

    Kathryn Larsen

    B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Sensory Axon Growth During Drosophila Metamorphosis

    Admission Committee Interviewer, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut