Behavioral Neuroscience Research Lab

Principal Investigator:  Ethan Gahtan

Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Biology

Functional architecture of neural circuits, neuroethology, behavioral genetics, cellular mechanisms of neurological disease, evolutionary psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Research | People | Publications | MA thesis


Ethan Gahtan
Office: BSS 428

Some Lab Alumni

Undergrad RA's and their post-graduation moves
  • Maggie Baker, Doctoral program in molecular biology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Aaron DeWald, University of South Dakota Medical School
  • Elizabeth Gould, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Kevin Simonson, Joint MD/MBA program, University of California, Irvine
  • Lisa Voelker, Doctoral program in Neurobiology, University of Washington
  • Masha Melnick, Doctoral program in Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Sarah Wood, Doctoral program in Psychology, Florida State University
  • Ellyn Bass, Doctoral program in Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Samantha Sheldon , Doctoral program in Neuroscience, Boston University
  • Allen Chen, Masters of Science program in Human Factors at Cal State Long Beach
  • Tori Shen, UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
  • Neha Arora, CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) scholar, Stanford University
Master’s students and their post-MA moves
  • Brian Griffiths, Doctoral program in Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Nathan Helm-Burger, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, Georgetown University
  • Sarah Stednitz, Doctoral program in Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Kristen Gallander, Doctoral program in Zoology at the University of British Columbia
  • Briana Freshner, Research technician, Division of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Trevor Caudle, Clinical Research Coordinator in Dr. Amit Etkin's lab, Stanford University school of medicine
  • Benjamin Bishop, Chemistry Lab Specialist, Monterey Peninsula College
  • Michael Stobb (Mathematics MS supervised by Prof Bori Mazzag), Doctoral program in Mathematics, University of California, Merced
Selected Publications