Our focus is on the processes of acquisition of information (learning) and retention of information (memory). We use a multi-species, comparative approach at the physiological, behavioral, and higher-cognitive levels.
Broadening Participation in STEM
Despite many efforts to increase the representation of social and ethnic minorities in STEM, certain groups continue to be chronically underrepresented in STEM. With generous support from the National Science Foundation, we are investigating the reasons for attrition of minorities and low-income individuals in STEM, as well as strategies to improve their success and representation in STEM careers.