Lab Happenings 2015

December 2015

For our lab outing we returned, after five years and now with a much bigger lab, to Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville for bowling and delicious flatbread pizza’s. Winner of the first round of bowling was Cassie with Caroline and Brett in second and third place. Winner of the second round of bowling (and now warmed up) was Liz with Kelly and Remco sharing second place.

Above from left to right: Daniel, Kelly, Cassie, Ari, Brett, Christina, Tessa, Remco, Alexa, Liz, Nara, Caroline, Nick.

Above: Caroline, Christina, and Nick in action

We had delicious flatbread pizza while bowling

October 2015

Cassie Gergely (’17) and Shannon Cieslewski (’18) join the lab and will work under the direction of Christina and Remco, respectively. Welcome to the lab!

September 2015

Christina Reppucci joins the lab as postdoctoral fellow, supported by NIMH R01MH102456. She received her PhD in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) at Boston College under the direction of Dr. Gorica Petrovich in July 2015. Christina is interested in delineating the functional neural circuitry underlying motivated behaviors using system neuroscience approaches, and how that circuitry may be differentially recruited in males and females. She is currently investigating the activation of pathways to the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system during juvenile social play behavior. Welcome to the lab, Christina!

August 2015

End of the summer outing with kayaking on the Charles River.

July 2015

Celebrating that Caroline’s paper got accepted in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Congrats to Caroline!!

May 2015

Undergrads organized a surprise party for Laura who is graduating this month and moving to Bethesda to work as postbaccalaurate in the lab of Dr. Zarate at NIMH.

April 2015

Celebrating that Kelly has two review papers accepted, one in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology and one as chapter in the book Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System published by Elsevier. Congrats to Kelly!!

January 2015

Alexa gave a talk at the Winter Conference on Brain Research. This conference took place in Big Sky, Montana, the biggest skiing in the USA. The program (with panels in the early morning, late afternoon, and evening) allowed for lots of skiing during the day! (with Matt Paul and Liz Hammock).