Lab Directors

Jennifer K. Bosson Ph.D.
Joseph A. Vandello Ph.D.










Current Graduate Students


Sophie Kuchynka
Curtis Puryear







Jessica Jordan
Elizabeth Kiebel


Roxanne Felig









Joanna Lawler











Greg Rousis











Undergraduate Research Assistants

Yaritza Carmona

Kelly Lane

Minh Tran


Visiting Scholar

Beril Turkoglu


Lab Alumni

Rochelle Burnaford, Diablo Valley College

Andrew Caswell, Gannon University

Nadav Goldschmied, University of San Diego

Vanessa Hettinger, University of Wisconsin, Superior

Kenneth Michniewicz, Muhlenberg College

Jonathan Weaver, Michigan State University

Lab Mascots

 Zorro Rigoberto Bosson-Davisson

My name is Zorro, and I’m a catahoula mix. I’m pretty alpha, which means I always like to be in charge. My hobbies include napping, going on walks, supervising stuff, and bossing folks around


Murray Jordan

Hi, I’m Murray!  I am the opposite of alpha, which means I would let Zorro boss me around and just be happy I made a friend.  My favorite activity is finding sticks to carry on walks and then trying to sneak them into the house so I can snack on them later.  If you meet me, please pet me.


Skateboard Carmona 

Hi guys, my name is Skateboard (Sk8 for short). I’m an extremely lovable pit bull mix who enjoys being bribed with spoonfuls of peanut butter, going for long walks, sticking my head out of the car window, and napping for a majority of the day. Belly rubs are always appreciated but not expected.