Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students funneling a powder into a bottle in the lab

Neuroscience associated faculty welcome undergraduate students interested in research to work hands on in their laboratories.

Students interested in both volunteering and those interested in taking independent research credits are welcome.

Participating Faculty:

A photo of A. Courtney DeVries-Nelson.
A. Courtney DeVries-Nelson, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Mentoring, Research & Graduate Education
Phone
304-293-5843
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Randy Nelson, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor & Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Hazel Ruby McQuain Chair for Neurological Research; Director, Basic Science Research, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
Phone
304-293-1723
A photo of Richard Vaglienti.
Richard Vaglienti, MD, MBA
West Virginia University
Positions
Pain Management, Clinical Faculty, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-598-6216
A photo of Sonikpreet Aulakh.
Sonikpreet Aulakh, MBBS, MD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Section of Hematology / Oncology
Phone
304-598-6984
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Melissa Blank, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Faculty Researcher, WV Prevention Research Center
A photo of Julie Brefczynski-Lewis.
Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Research Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-4820
A photo of Candice Brown.
Candice M. Brown, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-0589
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Mariya Cherkasova, PhD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-293-4223
A photo of Andrew Dacks.
Andrew M. Dacks, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-3205
A photo of Kevin Daly.
Kevin Daly, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-5201
A photo of Valeriya Gritsenko.
Valeriya Gritsenko, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Human Performance - Physical Therapy
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-7719
A photo of Martin Hruska.
Martin Hruska, PhD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-293-2457
A photo of James Lewis.
James W. Lewis, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-1517
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Paul Lockman, PhD, BSN
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Benedum Fellow and the Mylan Endowed Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, School of Pharmacy, Office of the Dean
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
Phone
304-293-0944
A photo of Gary Marsat.
Gary Marsat, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-2126
A photo of Kathleen Morrison.
Kathleen Morrison, PhD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-293-1685
A photo of David Scarisbrick.
David Scarisbrick, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
A photo of Sergiy Yakovenko.
Sergiy Yakovenko, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Human Performance - Exercise Physiology
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-7316