Behavioral Neuroscience at HSU
Principal Investigator: Ethan Gahtan
Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Biology
Functional architecture of neural circuits, neuroethology, behavioral genetics, cellular mechanisms of neurological disease, evolutionary psychology
Some Lab Alumni
Undergrad RA's and their post-graduation moves
- Maggie Baker, Doctoral program in molecular biology, Johns Hopkins University
- Aaron DeWald, University of South Dakota Medical School
- Elizabeth Gould, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Denver
- Kevin Simonson, Joint MD/MBA program, University of California, Irvine
- Lisa Voelker, Doctoral program in Neurobiology, University of Washington
- Masha Melnick, Doctoral program in Biology, University of California, San Diego
- Sarah Wood, Doctoral program in Psychology, Florida State University
- Ellyn Bass, Doctoral program in Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Samantha Sheldon , Doctoral program in Neuroscience, Boston University
- Allen Chen, Masters of Science program in Human Factors at Cal State Long Beach
- Tori Shen, UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
- Neha Arora, CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) scholar, Stanford University
Master’s students and their post-MA moves
- Brian Griffiths, Doctoral program in Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Nathan Helm-Burger, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, Georgetown University
- Sarah Stednitz, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene
- Kristen Gallander, Doctoral program in Zoology at the University of British Columbia
- Briana Freshner, Research technician, Division of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Trevor Caudle, Clinical Research Coordinator in Dr. Amit Etkin's lab, Stanford University school of medicine
- Benjamin Bishop, Chemistry Lab Specialist, Monterey Peninsula College
- Michael Stobb (Mathematics MS supervised by Prof Bori Mazzag), Doctoral program in Mathematics, University of California, Merced
- Bass EC, Stednitz SJ, Simonson K, Shen T, Gahtan E. (2014) Physiological stress reactivity and empathy following social exclusion: a test of the defensive emotional analgesia hypothesis. Soc Neurosci. 9(5):504-13.
- Griffiths BB, Schoonheim PJ, Ziv L, Voelker L, Baier H, Gahtan E. (2012) A zebrafish model of glucocorticoid resistance shows serotonergic modulation of the stress response. Front Behav Neurosci. 6:68.
- Stednitz SJ, Freshner B, Shelton S, Shen T, Black D, Gahtan E. (2015) Selective toxicity of L-DOPA to dopamine transporter-expressing neurons and locomotor behavior in zebrafish larvae. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 52(Pt A):51-6.
- Stobb M, Peterson JM, Mazzag B, Gahtan E. Graph theoretical model of a sensorimotor connectome in zebrafish. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37292.