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Graduate Student - Ben Knapp

 

Connor Schrat
Research Associate
cschr1@lsuhsc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from Rhodes College in 2016. I began my research career in 2017 at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, investigating alternative anti-depressant therapies utilizing in-vivo electrophysiology and behavioral models. In January of 2019, I joined the Gilpin lab as a research associate investigating the role of the endocannabinoid system within our predator order model of PTSD and alcohol use disorder. Here in the lab, I primarily run a variety of behavioral experiments to assess stress and anxiety in response to exposure to predator odor. I’m also actively working on creating a setup to allow for the automatic acquisition of animal behavior using a variety of video analysis software.

When I’m not at the lab, I like to spend my time fly-fishing, hiking, or working on my Jeep. I also enjoy exploring New Orleans and finding new places to eat and drink.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Lab Instructor - Nicholas GilpinNicholas Gilpin, PhD
ngilpi@lsuhsc.edu

I completed my undergraduate training in Psychology at University of Texas at Austin, and my Ph.D. in Psychobiology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. I went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the labs of Drs. George Koob and...
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INSTRUCTORS
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Elizabeth Avegno, PhD Elizabeth Avegno, Ph.D.
eavegn@lsuhsc.edu

I received my BS in Biochemistry from Tulane University and my PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling from Columbia University. While in graduate school, my research focused on...
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Marcus Weera, PhD Lucas Albrechet-Souza, MSc., PhD.
ldesou@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Biology and my Ph.D. in Psychobiology from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. . I went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Marcus L. Brandao at...
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LAB MANAGER
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Elizabeth Avegno, PhD Mary Secci, Ph.D.
msecci@lsuhsc.edu

I have received my MSc in Neuropsychobiology from the University of Cagliari (Italy) and the PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Siena (Italy) where I focused on the neurochemical and behavioral effects of...
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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Marcus Weera, PhD Marcus Weera, Ph.D.
mweera@lsuhsc.edu

Marcus received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Purdue University. Marcus's overarching research interest is in...
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Udita Datta, PhD Christian Montanari, PhD
cmont6@lsuhsc.edu

I received my BS and MSc in Psychology from Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, where I also obtained my PhD in Pharmacology. Following a brief experience as a...
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Udita Datta, PhD Alejandra Jacotte, PhD
mjacot@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Pshychology from Universidad Central de Venezuela and my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Currently, I am working as a...
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate Student - Allyson SchreiberNathan Sharfman
nsharf@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in Neuroscience, a M.S. from Tulane also in Neuroscience, and I am currently pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. at...
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Graduate Student - Zachary Stielper Zachary Stielper
zstiel@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. from Centenary College of Louisiana in Biology and Neuroscience, and I am currently pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. at Louisiana Health Sciences Center...
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Graduate Student - Zachary Stielper Taylor Templeton
ttemp2@lsuhsc.edu

I received by B.S. in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara. Now I am pursuing my Ph.D. at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. I am currently researching...
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
Research Associate - Tom Lobell, M.S. Connor Schrat
cschr1@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from Rhodes College in 2016. I began my research career in 2017 at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, investigating..
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Research Associate - Tom Lobell, M.S. Sarah Mozingo
sfor11@lsuhsc.edu

I received my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. During my graduate studies, I studied under..
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PAST LAB MEMBERS
 
Research Associate - Brandon Baiamonte Brandon Baiamonte, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2013.

Britta Baynes Britta Baynes

Former student that received her Master's degree in 2015.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Christy Itoga, PhD Christy Itoga, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2016.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Christy Itoga, PhD Tom Lobell, M.S.

Former research associate that left the lab in 2019.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Christy Itoga, PhD Udita Datta, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2019.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Emily Roltsch, PhD Emily Roltsch, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2014.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Annie Whitaker, PhD Annie Whitaker, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2016.

Research Associate - Renata ImpastatoRenata Impastato

Former technician that left the lab in 2015.

Research Associate - Renata ImpastatoAllyson Schreiber

Former graduate student that left the lab in 2019.