Margaret Stelzner

Entering Class 2020

Pronouns: she/her

E-MAIL:  [email protected]

Undergraduate Institution and Major:

Macalester College, B.A. in Neuroscience Studies, 2018

Graduate Advisor

Ben Saunders, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Graduate Research:

I study how subpopulations of neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area shape learning and reinforcement.

Graduate Awards/Honors

Sping and Ying Ngoh Lin Award 2023 
Stark Award for Advanced Scholarship 2023
NIH NRSA F31 2023 
Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction Pilot Grant Award 2023

GPN Committees

Outreach Committee, 2021 - present

Thesis Committee

Mark Thomas, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience (Chair)
Anna Lee, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology 
Arif Hamid, Department of Neuroscience

Undergraduate Research

As a postbac I worked in Dr. Peter Rapp's Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging studying neurobiological mechanisms of cognitive aging and hope sleep may play a role.

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