Faculty & Staff

Neuroscience Faculty and Staff


  • Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Molecular neuroscientist with an interest in glutamate transporters.

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  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience

    B.Sc., M.Sc., Leiden University; Ph.D., Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior, using songbirds as a model system to study learning and memory.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

    B.S., Davidson College; Ph.D., Drexel University College of Medicine

    Investigates how pathological proteins aggregate, spread, and impair cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Senior Instructor in Neuroscience Laboratory

    B.A., Regis College; M.A., Harvard University Extension School

    Instructs laboratories at the 100 and 200 levels and shares an enthusiasm for hands-on learning in neuroscience.

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  • Allene Lummis Russell '46 Professor of Neuroscience

    B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research areas include neuroendocrinology, estrogen and progestin action, brain and behavior.
    Visit the Tetel Lab website.

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  • Kresa Family Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Research utilizes fruit flies & 'virtual-reality' flight simulators to investigate the neuronal mechanisms that permit the multi-sensory integration required to produce contextually appropriate behavior.

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  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience

    B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Mission: to determine the distributed neural substrate of perception.

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Neuroscience Advisory Committee

  • James W. and Patricia T. Poitras DS ’91 Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences; Associate Professor of Psychology

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research explores the behavioral and neural markers of psychiatric symptoms in both children and adults. 


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  • Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

    Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) ; Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in protein engineering, optical sensors, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, teaching introductory chemistry and biochemistry.

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Faculty Emeriti

  • Allene Lummis Russell Professor Emerita of Neuroscience

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Passions for serotonin and adult neurogenesis! Excited about the wonderful Neuroscience Department at Wellesley College.


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