Teaching Experience

Teaching at Williams College

  •           Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 101) – Fall/Spring 2014-15, 2015-16; Course Coordinator, Fall 2015
  •           Introduction to Neuroscience (PSYC 212/NSCI 201) - Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
  •           The Brain, Behavior and the Immune System (PSYC 312/NSCI 312) - Spring 2015, Spring 2016
  •           Neuroscience Senior Seminar (NSCI 401) - Spring 2015, Spring 2017

Williams College Mentoring 

Honors thesis advisor (NSCI 493-494/PSYC 493-494)

  •     Lauren Claypoole ‘16
    • Title: The effect of neonatal inflammation on neural inflammation and anxiety behavior in selectively-bred rats        
  •     Kathryn McNaughton ‘16
    • Title: Effects of sex and pro-inflammatory cytokines on context discrimination memory 
  •    Amelia Hidalgo '17
    • Title: The effect of hypertension and anxiety of hippocampal-dependent learning
  •    Terrance Mensah '17
    • Title: The effect of inflammation and traumatic brain injury on context-object discrimination in the mouse

Independent Study (NSCI 398/PSYC398)

  • Moneesha Mukherjee ‘15
    • Title: Effects of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis on synaptic stability in the hippocampus
  • Jesse Rodriguez '16
    • Metabolism and the immune system: a bidirectional relationship
  • Syed Hussain Ul Fareed Bukhari '18
    • Title: Interaction of gestational diabetes and neonatal inflammation on pup anxiety-like behavior
  • Olivia Clark '17
    • Title: Maternal diet and neonatal immune activation affect anxiety behavior and learning and memory in juvenile rats

Summer 2014 Student: Moneesha (Rani) Mukherjee '15
Summer 2015 Students: Sara Lehman '17, Amelia Hidalgo '17, Hussain Ul Fareed '18, Lauren Steele '18
Summer 2016 Students: Hussain Ul Fareed '18, Hayley Tartell '18, Aria Kim '19
Summer 2017 Students: Rachel Oren '18, Masen Boucher '19



Teaching at Duke University 
- Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Fall 2012
    Course: Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Neurosci 114)
    Instructor: Dr. Warren Meck

- Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Spring 2012
    Course: Biological Bases of Behavior (Neurosci 101)
    Instructor: Dr. Christina Williams

- Guest Lecturer, Duke University, Fall 2011
    Course: Psychoneuroimmunology
    Instructor: Dr. Staci D. Bilbo

- Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Spring 2011
    Course: Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 11)
    Instructor: Dr. Christina Grimes

- Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Fall 2010
    Course: Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Neurosci 114)
    Instructor: Dr. Warren Meck

- Guest Lecturer, Duke University, Fall 2007
    Course: Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    Instructor: Dr. Warren Meck

Duke University Mentoring
Mentor, Undergraduate, Academic Year 2013-14
    Geoffrey Houtz, Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Thesis Project
    Title: The effects of neonatal handling on opiate self-administration and subsequent glial activation
    Advisor: Dr. Staci D. Bilbo

Mentor, Duke University, Summer 2013
    Collaborative work with laboratory of Dr. Cagla Eroglu
    Student: Geoffrey Houtz

Mentor, Undergraduate, Academic Year 2012-13
    Emily Ngan, Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Thesis Project
    Title: The role of microglia in addiction in a mouse model
    Advisor: Dr. Staci D. Bilbo
    Student now in third year at Duke University Medical School

Mentor, Duke University, Summer 2011
    Howard Hughes Vertical Integration Program
    Collaborative work with laboratory of Dr. Cagla Eroglu
    Students: Hanna Kemeny and Akhil Sharma

Mentor, Duke University, Summer 2011
    Howard Hughes Vertical Integration Program
    Collaborative work with laboratory of Dr. Cagla Eroglu
    Students: Emily Ngan and Arin Pamukcu

Mentor, Undergraduate, Academic Year 2010-11
    Agnes Chao, Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Thesis Project
    Title: Effects of environmental enrichment on neurogenesis, gliogenesis and the CNS immune response to inflammatory                           challenge.
    Advisor: Dr. Staci D. Bilbo
    Student currently at residency at Duke University Hospital