Research Associate

Sean is a behavioral neuroscientist and completed his training at Michigan State University in 2015. His thesis work involved elucidating the neural substrates underlying the direct effects of light on depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in the diurnal Arvicanthis niloticus grass rat. In the Kumar lab he is interested in studying the genetic basis of reward and addiction by utilizing the recently discovered Cyfip2 mutation, which alters behavioral sensitivity to the psychostimulants, cocaine and methamphetamine. In his spare time, Sean enjoys skiing, hiking, playing with his Golden Retriever, and becoming immersed in fantasy/science fiction literature.

Here is his CV

Sean is now a RA in the Shock Center working with Gary Churchill.