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.

Emilyann Nault '19

Emilyann Nault ’19 (she/her/hers)

Hey! My name is Emilyann (Emily also works) and I am a senior this year. I am a Neuroscience & Behavior and Computer Science double major (and also completed the Psychology minor). This past summer I was abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland working on human-robot interaction research. I am also currently in Heather Pon-Barry's lab working on dialogue behavior for simultaneous human-robot interaction. My goal is to pursue a career creating health technologies. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about the major or any other Mount Holyoke pursuit! :) Contact Emilyann.

Zarrin Tashnim '19

Zarrin Tashnim ’19 (she/her/hers)

Hi! My name is Zarrin Tashnim and I am a Neuroscience and Behavior major and Philosophy minor on the pre-med track. I have worked in Ken Colodner's lab studying cell death in Drosophila model of Alzheimer's Disease. I am currently working on a thesis debating whether there are distinctions between medical enhancement and medical treatment. There is a mosaic of opportunities for Neuroscience majors and I will be happy to help you navigate through them! Feel free to to reach out me to learn more about being an active community member, becoming a Neuroscience major and anything else! Contact Zarrin.

Hannah Ticheli '19

Hannah Ticheli ’19 (she/her/hers)

Hello! My name is Hannah and I'm a Neuroscience and Behavior major as well as a French minor. I am currently a TA for Biology 230 and working in Agnes Lacreuse's lab at UMass where they study sex differences in aging and cognition and the effects of estrogen decline in menopause. I previously worked at Rebecca Spencer's sleep cognition lab, also at UMass. I also just came back from a semester abroad on Mount Holyoke's Montpellier program. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Contact Hannah.

Maeve Coughlan '20

Maeve Coughlan ’20 (she/her/hers)

Hi! My name’s Maeve and I’m a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. I work in Katie McMenimen’s lab in the Biochemistry Department studying small heat shock protein (sHsp) responses in E. Coli and D. Melanogaster. I spent this previous summer in Roger Abounader’s lab at UVA studying mibefradil, a calcium channel blocker, for glioblastoma therapy. Also, I love teaching science at the local elementary school through the ‘Science Buddies’ program! :) If you have any questions about the major, research, etc. please feel free to reach out! Contact Maeve.

Prachy Mahbub '20

Prachy Mahbub ’20 (she/her/hers)

Hi, I'm Prachy! I'm a Neuroscience/behavior and Religion double major on the pre-med track at MHC. Last summer, I worked as a research assistant at a neurobiology lab at Vanderbilt University where we studied multisensory differences and language acquisition in infants with or at-risk of autism spectrum disorder. It has inspired me to pursue further research in the field and I am currently interested in how animal models with Fragile X Syndrome contribute to autism research. I will also be studying abroad in Rome this Spring, so feel free to contact me with any related questions! I'd be happy to help. Contact Prachy.

MHC student Aleasha Jay '21

Aleasha Jay '21 (she/her/hers or they/them)

Hi! I am Aleasha! I'm majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Entrepreneurship, Organizations and Society. I am also an officer for the Neuroscience Student Forum. I have had an Independent Study with Amber Douglas last semester that was more psychology focused regarding interpersonal relationship post trauma. Currently, I am applying for neuroscience related summer internships. If you have any questions regarding courses or applying for internships please feel free to send me an email!  Contact Aleasha.