Amy Arguello, Assistant Professor

Amy received her B.S. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and was introduced to research through the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program. She completed her graduate training at UTSW Medical Center at Dallas under the guidance of Dr. Amelia Eisch and

postdoctoral training with Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard at Washington State University. 

Interesting fact: Amy's favorite jelly-belly bean flavor is popcorn.


Boram Cho, PhD

Boram received her B.S. in Physiology from MSU and obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from Yonsei University College of Medicine. Her dissertation, in the lab of Dr. Jeong-Hoon Kim, focused on identification of signal pathways in the blockade of amphetamine-induced locomotor activity by CART peptide. Boram joined the lab April 2019. Interesting fact: Boram received her B.S. from MSU and when writing has her favorite song on repeat.


André Herrera

André received his B.S. from Northeastern Illinois University where he was also a MARC Fellow and participated as an MSU Summer 2018 SROP student. André received an MSU University Enrichment Fellowship and joined the Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program in Fall 2019.

Interesting fact: André enjoys playing the guitar.

LAB Researcher

Doris Olekanma

Doris graduated from MSU Fall 2019, with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology. She was a member of the Neuroscience Club and received a College of Natural Science Research Support Scholarship for Summer 2019. Interesting fact: Doris can write text in an upside-down direction.

GRADUATE Rotation Student

Cristina Rivera Quiles

Cristina received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico Cayey in 2020. She participated in MSU's Bridge to a PhD in Neuroscience Program (Summer 2016, 2017) and semester exchange (2018). Cristina received a University Enrichment and Graduate Research Fellowship Program and joined the Neuroscience Graduate Program in Summer 2020. 

Interesting fact: Cristina obtained a Culinary Arts certificate.


Aneesh Bal

Aneesh is currently a senior at MSU (Lyman Briggs), majoring in Neuroscience. Aneesh received a College of Natural Science Research Support Scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester.

Interesting fact: Aneesh was born in India and sometimes plays piano.

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Ana Silvafarias

Ana is a senior at MSU majoring in Neuroscience and has previous research experience in the Morality and Inter Group Conflict lab. Interesting fact: Ana is studying internationally from Brazil.

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Chris Davlantes

Chris is a senior at MSU majoring in Neuroscience with a focus on dentistry. Interesting fact:

Chris was born in Athens, Greece.


Isabella Ouellette

Isabella is a senior at MSU majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. Interesting fact: Isabella

traveled throughout Europe during her summer abroad experience in Paris, France.


Chris Reeves

Chris is a junior at MSU (Lyman Briggs) majoring in Neuroscience. Interesting fact: Chris shares the same birthday with Stephen Hawking.


Abigail Schuch

Abby is currently a senior at MSU double majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Neuroscience. Interesting fact: Abby is on the executive board of MSU's Pre-Med Association.


Pear Limpanich

Pear is currently a sophomore at MSU majoring in Neuroscience and received the Larry D. Fowler Endowment Research Stipend for Summer 2020. Interesting fact: Pear is studying internationally from Thailand.


Jennifer Gerena

Jennifer received her M.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience through the Psychology Dept. (2017-2019)

She received an Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship Award through MSU. 

Josué Franco

Josué received his B.S. from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago IL . He rotated through the lab as part of MSU 's Post-Bac Research Education Program (PREP) during  Fall 2019.

Aiswarya Saravanan

Aiswarya was a volunteer during her sophomore year at Plymouth High School, Summer 2019.


Eric Yun

Eric volunteered in the lab during his sophomore year at Okemos High School, Summer 2019. 


Nataleigh Austin

Nataleigh was a Summer 2019 SROP student during her junior year at Winston-Salem State University, majoring in Biology & Chemistry and minoring in Mathematics. 

Mansi Verma

Mansi was a undergraduate researcher from Spring 2017-2019. She received a PURI and Dean's Assistantship award, and graduated from MSU in Spring 2019, majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. 

Shangari Varatharajan

Shangari was an undergraduate researcher in the lab from Fall 2016-Spring 2019. She graduated from MSU in Spring of 2019 (Neuroscience-Cellular & Developmental focus) and will be attending  the Univ. of Toledo's Medical Program Fall 2019.

Anuoluwapo Kolawole

Anu was an MSU Honors Research Fellow from Fall 2017-Spring 2019, majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Sociology. 

André Herrera

André received his B.S. from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago IL and was a  Summer 2018 SROP student. André is currently a graduate student in the Arguello Lab.

Isabella Salinas

Isabella was a Summer 2018 SROP student. She completed her B.S. in Biology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio TX and was a MARC Fellow. Isabella will begin her graduate studies at  the University of Oregon, Fall 2019.

Rachel Butler

Rachel was an MSU Honors Research Fellow from Fall 2016-Fall 2018, majoring in Packaging. She is also a member of the Honors College and the Spartan Marching Band.

Amber Garrison

Amber was a Neuroscience Program Graduate Rotation student during the Fall 2017 semester.  

She received her B. S. from Bradley University and is serving on the Graduate Student Council. Amber is currently a graduate student in the Mazei-Robison Lab.

David Lozano 

David graduated from MSU Spring 2017 and will be starting at the University of Michigan as a PREP scholar.

Collin Brooks

Collin is currently an Honors Research and Osteopathic Medical Scholar

This Could Be You...

We plan to recruit highly motivated undergraduate students to join the lab in Fall 2020.

If interested, please send a resume and references to