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The goal of my research is to determine the neural mechanisms underlying learning, executive control and decision-making, and their disturbance in addiction. To accomplish this, we record neural activity from various brain regions as rats perform a variety of cognitive tasks and evaluate loss of function after prior drug exposure. I completed my dissertation work in the lab of Dr.
Congratulations to Morgan Botdorf who was selected to receive the Charles A.
M. Pease is one of two UMD students selected for the Spirit of Maryland Award. The award is given annually to students of the senior class who excel in scholarship, service, communication, and campus involvement.
Jude Cassidy was awarded the 2021 Bowlby-Ainsworth Award for "her contributions to the theory of attachment representations, her role in elevating attachment scholarship, and her generous mentoring in the Bowlby-Ainsworth tradition."