Principal Investigator
Victoria L. Templer, PhD

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I am interested in memory, cognition, and brain evolution. My goal is to help determine the cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates of different memory systems in the brain.


Laboratory Manager

Dominique Martin, M.S.


I have a background in animal physiology. I earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. I am interested in brain anatomy as well as factors that influence animal learning and memory. In the NAC lab I am researching the role of the Posterior Parietal Cortex in recognition memory and attention.



Katrina Dayaw ’19


I am a senior currently pursuing a B.A. in Biology & Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience. I am interested in the development of cognitive and memory systems as understood through animal models. In the NAC Lab, I hope to gain an understanding necessary for the prevention and treatment of various neurological disorders.


Judith Dayaw ’19

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I am a senior pursuing a B.A. in Biology & Psychology, as well as a focus in Neuroscience. I am interested in understanding more about neurological disorders and cognitive impairments. Through the NAC lab, I hope to learn more and understand the fundamentals of these disorders through the use of animal models.


Robert Vera, ’20


I am a junior pursuing a B.A in Psychology and am interested in animal cognition and behavior. Currently in the NAC Lab I am studying cognitive processes in aged rats. As a member of the lab I intend to learn more on animal conditioning, memory, and thought processes so as to build a better understanding of human cognition.


Annie Dankert ’21


I am a sophmore pursuing a B.S. in biology and psychology as well as a neuroscience certificate. Neuroscience fascinates me because the brain is so important yet not fully understood. Ultimately I would like to discover more about neurological disorders in humans through studying behavior and neuroscience in animal models. Recently my role in the NAC lab has been focused on studying rats with posterior parietal cortex damage. With this knowledge we can better understand the function of the posterior parietal cortex in humans.



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