Janine L. Kwapis, PhD
Janine received her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013 where she studied the circuit-level mechanisms underlying trace and delay fear conditioning under Dr. Fred Helmstetter. She then trained as a postdoc under Dr. Marcelo Wood at the University of California, Irvine where she investigated the role of epigenetic mechanisms in long-term memory formation.
She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Penn State where her lab studies the role of epigenetic and molecular mechanisms in long-term memory formation, storage, and updating with emphasis on understanding how these mechanisms change in the aging brain.
research technician, lab manager
Kasuni received her BS from the University of California, Irvine in 2018. While an undergraduate, Kasuni worked in Dr. Marcelo Wood's laboratory as a research assistant, where she studied the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the cocaine conditioned place preference (CPP) task.