Student Liaisons

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.

Kinsey Couture ’22 (she/her/hers)

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

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.

Rachel Sunwoo Kang ’23 (she/her)

Rachel Sunwoo Kang ’23 (she/her/hers)

Hello folks, my name is Rachel Sunwoo Kang, and I’m a junior Neuroscience and Behaviors major! I’m also on the pre-med track, with the goal to study pediatric neurosurgery. I am focused on the integration of neurodegenerative diseases both on the cognitive and molecular level. I am currently working at Prof. Ken Colodner’s lab to study gene expression analysis of circadian rhythm and heat shock protein genes in glial tauopathy flies. Apart from the neuroscience work, I am actively involved in SGA as an international student (I’m from South Korea!) and busy learning how to make the best cup of coffee! Please don’t hesitate to reach out, and warm welcome from the Neuroscience family!

Sonali Sikdner

Sonali Sikder ’22 (she/her/hers)

Hi, I'm Sonali! I'm a Neuroscience & Behavior major on the pre-medical track. My interests include neuroplasticity and cognitive processes. Currently, I work in Kathy Binder's lab studying the cognitive processes behind reading comprehension and I work in Jane Couperus's lab studying the neurological bases of visual selective attention. Outside of academics, I'm Chair of the Neuroscience Student Forum, Co-Chair of Taal, the Bollywood dance team, and Social Chair of MHC's Amnesty International chapter. Please reach out to me with any questions, I'm happy to help!