Anna J. Chang
Hello! My name is Anna, and I’m a Queens native with a profound interest in bikes, books, and the brain. I am currently a junior at New York University with a major in Neural Science and a minor in Psychology. I have worked in a couple of labs during my undergraduate career (at NYU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison), and I am now at Dr. Shirzad Jenab’s laboratory at Hunter College. Under my mentor’s guidance, I am working with the cocaine-induced Conditioned Place Preference (CPP) paradigm in rats to complete my honor’s thesis. This summer, I will attend the neuroscience summer program at Vanderbilt University and work in Dr. Ariel Deutch’s lab, which examines the dysfunction of the dopaminergic system through Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. Though my molecular neuroscience interests align with the dopaminergic system, I am also interested in cognitive neuroscience, particularly in the areas of episodic memory, episodic future thinking, and the many intriguing roles of the prefrontal cortex. In the fall, I will be applying to graduate schools, where I hope to pursue a PhD in neuroscience.
- Chang, A.J., Kolodkin, M.H., Coss, D., Auger, C.J., & Auger A.P. (2012, April). Effects of Testosterone on DNA Methyltransferase Expression in the Adult Male Rat Brain. Talk presented at the New York University Undergraduate Research Conference. New York,
- Chang, A.J., Kolodkin, M.H., Coss, D., Auger, C.J., & Auger A.P. (2012, April). Effects of Testosterone on DNA Methyltransferase Expression in the Adult Male Rat Brain. Poster presented at the Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience
- Chang, A.J., Nygard, S.K., Hazim, R., Eltareb, M.H., Blank, J.C., Quinones-Jenab, V., & Jenab, S. (2012, March). Sex Differences in Intracellular Mechanisms Associated with Cocaine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference Behaviors. Poster presented at the Sc