Andrew is the Shrestha lab's manager and research support specialist.
Lab Manager/Research Support Specialist
Lauren is a graduate student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
Olivia is a master’s student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
Stephanie is a third-year undergraduate advised by Prerana Shrestha.
Keith is an undergraduate member of the Shrestha Lab who is majoring in health science and psychology.
Riley is an undergraduate research assistant in the Shrestha Lab.
Our Lab Members
Krishay was a high school student in the Shrestha Lab in Summer, 2022. He has read various research publications, and has worked with research data. Krishay is aspiring to pursue a career in science. He is participating in his school’s science research program which is a selective, rigorous curriculum designed for highly driven students who exhibit a strong passion for scientific research and innovation. His general research interests include the different factors that contribute to memory consolidation and how it can affect the brain. His work primarily focuses on the role of the medial prefrontal cortex in memory consolidation. Outside of his research, Krishay enjoys reading, cooking, playing video games, and spending time with his loved ones.
Emma was an undergraduate student interning at the Shrestha Lab over the summer in 2022. Her work primarily focuses on how the overexpression of translation initiation factor eIF4E to increase protein synthesis in specific brain cells affects learning and memory. Emma is a rising junior majoring in Neuroscience at Lafayette College. At Lafayette College, she works in Dr. Lisa Gabel’s lab examining the ameliorating effects of Sulforaphane on a mouse model of autism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog as well as being with friends and family.
Alex was the Shrestha Lab’s manager and research support specialist from March 2021 to June 2022. Her general research interests include the mechanisms behind decision making and learning and her work primarily focuses on the role of prefrontal cortex circuits in memory consolidation. Alex received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Washington State University. While at WSU, she worked in Dr. Brendan Walker’s lab examining the impact that kappa opioid receptors have on learning within the context of alcohol dependence. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.