Undergraduate Research Labs

Dr. Benjamin Samuels
Email: ben.samuels@rutgers.edu

Based on our needs, we may have some opportunities for undergraduate students to join the lab and participate in our research program. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong organizational and interpersonal skills that are willing to commit for at least two consecutive semesters.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The primary focus of our work is to explore the mechanisms of how antidepressants work, and more importantly why they only work for some people. To this end, we utilize mice to study the differences between “responders” and “non-responders” to antidepressant treatment. These studies utilize a wide range of neurobiological analyses, including cellular, molecular, behavioral, and pharmacological techniques.

Pre-requisite: Students who have taken physiological psychology or an equivalent introduction to neurobiology course are preferred.

Contacts

Undergraduate Office
(848) 445-4036
Tillett Hall, Rm 101

Undergraduate Vice Chair
Professor Judith Hudson

Associate Undergraduate Vice Chair
Professor Linnea Dickson

Director of Advising
Professor David Wilder

Undergraduate Student Counselor
Bonita Holt-Griffith
(848) 445-4036
Dept of Psych, Rutgers, New Brunswick
Tillett Hall, Rm 101

Psychology Staff