Janine L. Kwapis, PhD

Principal Investigator

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.

Contact: jlk855@psu.edu
Twitter: @j9kwapis


Kasuni Bodinayake

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.

Contact: kkb5559@psu.edu