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 UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas under the guidance of Dr. Amelia Eisch and

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

She is currently a member of the Dept. of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program.


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 laboratory of Dr. Jeong-Hoon Kim, focused on identification of signal pathways in the blockade of amphetamine-induced locomotor activity by CART peptide. Boram will be returning to MSU and joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow this coming April 2019.


Jennifer Gerena

Jennifer is currently a Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Student in the Psychology Dept.

She received her B. A. from Northwestern University. Additionally, Jennifer received an Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship Award through MSU.

André Herrera

 André received his B.S. from Northeastern Illinois University where he was also a MARC Fellow.  a André previously participated as an MSU's Summer 2018 SROP student. He will be joining us as a Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Student in the Psychology Dept. , Fall 2019 and received an MSU University Enrichment Fellowship.

LAB Researcher

Doris Olekanma

Doris is currently a senior at MSU majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. She is in the Honors College and a member of the Neuroscience Club. Doris received a College of Natural Science Research Support Scholarship for Summer 2019.


Aneesh Bal

Aneesh is currently a senior at MSU in the Lyman Briggs College, majoring in Neuroscience. 

Aneesh received a College of Natural Science Research Support Scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester.


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 are recruiting highly motivated undergraduate students to join the lab for Summer 2020.

If interested, please send a resume and references to