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Travis Todd

TRAVIS TODD, PhD
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Principal Investigator

Travis received his BA from the University of Winnipeg and both his MA and PhD from the University of Vermont. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont, and an aspiring ultra-runner.

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NEIL WINTERBAUER, PhD
(he/him)

Research Scientist

Neil received his BA from the University of Missouri - St Louis. After receiving both his MA and PhD from the University of California - Los Angeles, he joined the Bouton Lab at the University of Vermont as a postdoctoral fellow. He currently offers statistical consulting and general programing services by contract. Neil joined the lab part time in 2019.

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DANIELLE FOURNIER, PhD
(she/her)

Research Scientist

Danielle received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Wheaton College (MA) and her PhD from Dartmouth College in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Science and a Research Scientist in the Todd Lab.

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Neuroscience Graduate Student

Joe received both his BS and MS from the University of Vermont (UVM). Under the supervision of Dr. Wolfgang Dostmann and Dr. George Wellman, he conducted cellular and molecular pharmacological research on the dynamics of Protein Kinase G (PKG) and Cannabidiol (CBD), respectively. Joe is rotating in the lab during summer of 2022.

JOSEPH CHARLES
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SAMANTHA MORIARTY
(she / her)

Graduate Student

Sam received her BS in Psychological Science from the University of Connecticut, where she worked with Dr. John Salamone. Sam's dissertation is focused on the behavioral and neural mechanisms of counterconditioning. 

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JAKE KAY
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Neuroscience Graduate Student

Jake received his BS in Chemistry and BA in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley. He worked for 8 years at a major pharmaceutical company developing chromatographic methods for small molecules and novel drug delivery systems. He joined the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Vermont to leverage his chemistry background in defining mechanisms of behavior, and is investigating the neurocircuitry of fear conditioning and stress through a collaboration between Dr. Jom Hammack's lab and the Todd lab.

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EMILY ROCCO

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily is currently and undergraduate student-athlete at UVM, pursuing a B.S. in psychology, with minors in neuroscience and Italian. 

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ISIDORA DICKSTEIN

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Isidora is from Vermont and is currently a third-year undergraduate student at UVM pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in neuroscience. 

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EMILY CROES

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily is a fifth-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology. this is Emily's second year at UVM after transferring from Clarkson University. She is a founder of the UVM Cannabis Science Club and volunteer for the Chill Foundation.

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EMMALEIGH (EMMI) STURM
(she/they)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emmi is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and  a minor in Chemistry. Emmi joined the lab in the summer of 2023.

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Charlie Willis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Charlie is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying neuroscience. Charlie is from Massachusetts and currently works as a medical assistant at an eye doctor's office in Burlington, VT.

Past Members

Matthew Jiang, Devin Proctor, Kayla Lieuw, Abigail Mattoon, Nina Kosowsky, Michael Saturno, Armin Tavakkoli, Danielle Fournier

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