Department of Psychology

Sean Collins '12

PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division

Institution/ CompanyBeckman Institute, UIUC

Highest Degree: B.S. Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration; Wright State University

Sean is currently a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, in the Behavioral Neuroscience Division and in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is studying molecular mechanisms underlying learning-induced neocortical plasticity in order to identify mechanisms underlying memory consolidation. According to Sean, the academic and research atmosphere at Wright State University were critical for his current position at UIUC. “As an undergraduate at Wright State, my interactions with the BNS faculty through courses and faculty-led journal clubs cultivated my curiosity of the field, while my ability to participate in ongoing research in the Claflin Lab established an understanding of techniques used to explore learning and memory. Now, I am using these experiences to independently explore my current research questions.“

Undergraduate Research Assistant with Dr. Claflin