I am deeply committed to undergraduate involvement in research and we are always looking for bright, enthusiastic students to join our team! Research experience is essential for careers in science and medicine. Our research assistants gain a variety of skills in behavioral neuroscience research including animal handling and behavioral testing, tissue sectioning, histology, and microscopy. Prior research assistants have gone on to master’s programs in counseling, developmental psychology, and occupational therapy, as well as medical school.
Students interested in applying to our lab should complete the application via the link below. Psychology and Biology majors with a minor in Neuroscience are encouraged to apply. The prerequisites for joining the lab are a B+ or better in APSY 214 (Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience), ABIO 341 (Neurobiology), or an equivalent class and an overall GPA of 3.3 or better. The minimum time requirement is 10 hours per week for 2 semesters (preference will be given to students who can commit 1 full year). Undergraduate research assistants can earn course credit for APSY 397 or ABIO 399/499. Students majoring in Psychology are encouraged to complete an Honors Thesis in Psychology. (Click here to learn more about the Honors Program in Psychology.) Students majoring in Biology who wish to enroll in ABIO 399/499 credit hours can read more here about the requirements. All students are encouraged to present at the UAlbany Undergraduate Research Conference. Students from outside institutions who are 18 and older are also accepted to work in the lab on a volunteer basis.