SOAR Student Profiles
- SOAR Position: Member
- Major: Psychology
- Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Cyrille Magne
Current Focus: Determining Oxytocin’s Role in Social Motivation of Mice
Additional Interests: Neuroscience, Gut-brain axis
Project DescriptionWe are investigating what makes mice socially motivated. Over the summer, we validated/ developed behavior tasks to measure social motivation. This semester we will be using pharmacology to manipulate mice to examine differences in motivation.
Why does this topic interest you?I am interested in the brain and how we can localize certain functions to an area of the brain.
What are your professional aspirations?I aspire to be a neuroscience professor.
Do you have any advice for future researchers?Get involved any way you can early on.