Behavioral Neuroscience Research Labs

Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of the neurobiological processes that give rise to our cognition and behavior. The goal of Behavioral Neuroscience research at USD is to understand how brain structures, systems and chemicals function in both humans and non-human animals. In our department, Behavioral Neuroscience research is conducted with both humans and non-human animal models and employs techniques including psychopharmacology, brain lesions, genetics, physiological manipulations and cognitive and behavioral testing in order to understand the neural and biological bases of behavior.
  • Comparative Psych Lab - Dr. Rachel Blaser
  • Bees and Brains Lab - Dr. Heather Broccard-Bell
  • Memory Research Laboratory - Dr. Jena Hales
  • Neurobiology of Motivation Lab - Dr. Jennifer Wenzel