Graduate Students

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cameron

Cameron, Courtney
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Regina Carelli)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  cmcam@email.unc.edu

 casachahua

Casachahua, John
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Don Lysle & Dr. Todd Thiele)

128 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  johncas@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Identifying key immune system cytokines responsible for modulating ethanol consumption.  Currently exploring the relation between binge alcohol drinking and cytokine response in the brain within alcohol preferring C57BL/6J mice.  

 Cerri

Cerri, Domenic
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Regina Carelli)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  cerri@email.unc.edu

 cox

Cox, Benjamin
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Todd Thiele)

113 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  ncbencox@gmail.com

 faulkner

Faulkner, Monica
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Charlotte Boettiger)

101 Howell Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  faulknem@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Investigating the role of various neurotransmitters in attention and addiction severity using both basic science and translational research methods. 

 green

Green, Jennifer
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Regina Carelli)

125 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  greenjen@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Investigating environmental interventions that may serve to attenuate drug-induced devaluation and cocaine seeking behavior. 

 harper

Harper, Daniel
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Mark Hollins)

104 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  harperd@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Investigating nociceptive thermal processing in humans, with a focus on the thermal grill illusion of pain. 

 healey

Healey, Kati
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  klhealey@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  The involvement of NDMA receptors in reconsolidation of cocaine associated contextual memories that contribute to cocaine seeking behavior.  

 hutson

Hutson, Lee
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Donald Lysle)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  lhutson@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Investigating the neural mechanisms involved in heroin-conditioned immunosuppression and exploring the role of cytokines as signaling molecules in the brain.  

 jones

Jones, Meghan
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Donald Lysle)

123 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  meghanje@live.unc.edu

 lebonville

Lebonville, Christina
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Donald Lysle)

123 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  littencm@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  How drugs of abuse affect learning and the immune system. 

 mckim

McKim, Theresa
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Charlotte Boettiger)

101 Howell Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  tmckim@email.unc.edu

 nopic

Mersmann, Marian
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Todd Thiele)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept. UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  mersmann@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Exploring the neurobiological underpinnings of substance use and abuse.  Currently studying biological bases of ethanol dependence.  Previously involved in work examining the neural structures that contribute to elevated drug use in rats.  

 olney

Olney, Jeffrey
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Todd Thiele)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  olney@email.unc.edu

 nopic

Presker, Mark
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  mpresker@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  The neuropharmacological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of cocaine associated memories and relapse to cocaine seeking

 sackett

Sackett, Deirdre
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Regina Carelli)

Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  sackett@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  How the brain processes information about natural rewards, and how drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, affect the system. 

 wells

Wells, Audrey
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard)

109 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  wellsam@live.unc.edu