Principal Investigator - Jared Schwartzer, Ph.D.


Dr. Schwartzer's research interests are broadly aimed to study the development of the social brain and identify how genetic and environmental influences alter the expression of social behaviors. His cross-cutting training in rodent social behavior, brain development, and neuroimmunology, uniquely positions his research to explore the development of mental illness through the intersections of psychology, neuroscience and immunology. 

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Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral Fellow - Jamie Church, Ph.D.

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Dr. Church is a Western Massachusetts native, curious about how the nervous and immune systems interact and how environmental factors, diet, and exercise influence their relationship. She is enjoys sharing her love of neuroscience with the public through community outreach events. Her long-term goal is to remain in Western Massachusetts as a faculty member educating and mentoring the next generation of scientists. 

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Curriculum Vitae


Undergraduate Students

Fiona Chace-Donahue '20, Neuroscience and Behavior
Maliah Rahman ‘20, Neuroscience and Behavior
Arina Kazakova '21, Neuroscience and Behavior
Ann Osborn ‘21, Neuroscience and Behavior


Lab Alumni

Becca Goodier '19, Neuroscience and Behavior
Kerry Ouimette '19, Psychology and Education
Maddy Berkowitz-Cerasano '18, Neuroscience and Behavior - Research Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Megan Johnson ‘17, Neuroscience and Behavior - Clinical Trial Associate, OD&O at Ora, Inc.
Felicity Emerson '17, Neuroscience and Behavior - Graduate student at Cornell University
Morgan Coburn '17, Neuroscience and Behavior - Graduate student at University of California, Irvine
Katherine Suen '16, Psychology & Education - Analyst and US Practice Specialist at Egon Zehnder
Samantha Bilton '16, Neuroscience and Behavior
Prakruti Nanda '15, Neuroscience and Behavior
Ellie Steffens '15, Neuroscience and Behavior
Lauren Altomare '15, Neuroscience and Behavior
Katie Gill '15, Psychology