Graduate students:

Biomedical PhD student:


           Marla Perna

BS Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio, 2003


Marla is studying mechanisms of nicotine sensitization using the neonatal quinpirole model of schizophrenia.  Her focus has been particularly on neurotrophic factors and transcription factor CREB, as well as nicotine’s effects on dopamine overflow using microdialysis.


Experimental Psychology MA student:


          Ross Roeding

BS Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 2009


Ross’ thesis focuses on methylphenidate sensitization, its conditioned effects as well as effects on neurotrophic factors such as Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and Glial cell derived neurotrophic factor in brain areas of drug reward.


Experimental Psychology PhD student:


         Beth Cummins

BS Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, 2010


Beth’s project is centering on the rewarding effects of methylphenidate using conditioned place preference and its effects on the dopamine transporter.


Undergraduate students (Spring, 2012):

Rob Becker

Michelle Rai

Kate Burgess

Jesse Thomas

Don Keenan

Dustin Powell