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 Randy Nelson.
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
304-293-3515
A photo of Bernard Schreurs.
Bernard G Schreurs, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor; Director, West Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Registry, Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Director, West Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Registry, Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Phone
304-293-0497
A photo of Vincent Setola.
Vincent S. Setola, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
PI/Director - Laboratory of Neuroscience and Genetics of Substance Abuse, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-1512
A photo of Richard Vaglienti.
Richard Vaglienti, MD, MBA, FASA
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Medical Director Center for Integrative Pain Management, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
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
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-598-4500
A photo of Melissa Blank.
Melissa Blank, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Faculty Researcher, WV Prevention Research Center
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
A photo of Candice Brown.
Candice M. Brown, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-0589
A photo of Martin Hruska.
Martin Hruska, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-2457
A photo of Paul Lockman.
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
Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-0944
A photo of David Scarisbrick.
David Scarisbrick, PhD, ABPP-CN
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)