Lab Members

The Behavioral Neuroendocrinology laboratory at Notre Dame currently has three graduate students and openings for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  Please inquire!

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Sunny Boyd, PI

Sunny Boyd, Ph.D. — Principal Investigator and Lab Head Sunny K. Boyd received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1981, her M.S. from Oregon State University in 1984, and her Ph.D. also from Oregon State in 1987.  She began as an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame in 1987 and is now …

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Windy McNerny

Download Windy’s CV here:  McNernyCV M. Windy McNerney received her bacheor’s degree from UC Davis in 2003, and her masters from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. She is expecting to earn her Ph.D. in 2012.   Windy’s research interests involve investigating the neuroscience of memory consolidation from the single cellular level, up to …

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Samantha Royalty

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Megan Papczynski

I began my undergraduate studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  After relocating to Indiana, I graduated from IU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.  I joined the Boyd lab in January of 2012.  My research interests include behavioral ecology and hormonal control of social behavior in vertebrates.  Currently, I am …

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Kaylee Caniff

Kaylee Caniff will be a senior at Notre Dame this fall and is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is majoring in psychology and pre-health studies, but has many academic interests outside of her majors. She is interested in all aspects of neuroscience: from the molecular and cellular level of the nervous system to the …

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Stephanie Wachs

Stephanie is an undergraduate sophomore at Notre Dame.  She is majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, while also being a part of the Pre-medical and Glynn Family Honors programs.  She has always been interested in neuroscience, and hopes to learn much more about it in the upcoming years.  In the lab, she is …

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