Neuroscience and Behavior student liaisons are neuroscience and behavior majors who are available to answer general questions students may have about the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, about the major, about courses, and events. All students should feel free to contact a neuroscience and behavior liaison who will either answer your question or point you to someone who can help you.
Deena Chohan ’21
Hello! My name is Deena, I am an international student from Tanzania majoring in Neuroscience/Behavior with an intended philosophy minor. Currently, I am doing an independent study with Professor Marta Sabariego to study the role of the Hippocampus and Medial Entorhinal cortex in frustration and elapsed time processing. In the past, I have worked with Dr. Virginia Marin at New York University where we analysed and compared the neuronal soma volumes of the Macaque and human primary visual cortex. I love research and learning random facts about the brain. Please feel free to contact me with questions regarding the major, internships or college in general! Contact Deena.
Kusha Chopra ’21 (she/her/hers)
Hey! My name is Kusha Chopra and I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience & Behaviour, minoring in Chemistry and on the pre-med track! I am currently working with Prof. Kenneth Colodner studying the pathological relationship between noradrenergic-like receptors and tau toxicity in Drosophila model of tauopathies. I also tutor for NEURO-100 and am all set to study abroad in Fall 2020! My goal is to enroll in a PhD program post undergrad in order to get the ‘Dr’ prefix and also because I really enjoy research! Hit me up with any and every question you have, and I will be more than happy to help you! Contact Kusha.
Aleasha Jay '21 (she/her/hers or they/them)
Hello there! My name is Aleasha and I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in EOS. This past summer I had an amazing opportunity to work in a pharmacology lab in San Antonio due to my LYNK funding! I was working with a potential opioid overdose therapeutic like Narcan and testing its effects on various opiates such as Fentanyl. This coming spring, I will be working in collaboration with André White and Marta Sabariego on emotional reward and the drive to do drugs such as cocaine. If you have any questions about how to find an internship, independent study or what classes you should take please feel free to reach out! Contact Aleasha.
Louisa Zebrowski ’21 (she/her/hers)
Hi! My name is Louisa and I’m a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Statistics. I work in Ken Colodner's lab studying Tau protein build up in Drosophila model of Alzheimer's Disease. I spent this past summer working at Axiom Healthcare Strategies, a think tank healthcare consulting firm that works in the rare disease and oncology space within the pharmaceutical industry. On campus, I am a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee and am an admin fellow with the Community Based Learning department working with the athletic department to offer athletic programming to the surrounding community. If you have any questions regarding the major, navigating internships, or anything else please feel free to contact me! Contact Louisa.
Kinsey Couture ’22 (she/her/hers)
I’m interested in psychology and neuroscience, and eventually working with troubled adolescents. I’m excited to join the field and find new research opportunities. Contact Kinsey.
Iyana Jackson ’22 (she/her/hers)
Hi, I’m Iyana! I am a junior Neuroscience and Behaviors Major on the Pre-Med track. This past summer I got an amazing opportunity to work as a mentor/instructor with elementary school kids in underserved communities who were passionate about learning topics surrounding Healthcare and the Medical field. I am really interested in both neuroscience and psychology more specifically in the ways they connect to each other (especially dealing with the idea of how the brain’s structure and function relates to a person’s behavior, emotions, and cognitive function) and hope that I can find compelling research opportunities that deal with that. Other than being a liaison for the department, I am also the treasurer for Circle K International and I am a member of the college’s improv troupe, The Unusual Suspects. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all, I would love to help in any way that I can! Contact Iyana.