Shannon M. Lopez

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Graduate Student



Karen Szumlinski

Research Area

Neuroscience and Behavior


Shannon received her A.A. in Psychology from Crafton Hills College and her B.A. in Biological Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. During her time at Cal State, she studied neural learning and working memory through the activation of the serotonergic system within murine models. In the fall of 2023, Shannon began her graduate education at UCSB under the supervision of Dr. Karen Szumlinski and will be studying the effects of cross sensitization on alcohol drinking and unpredictable chronic mild stress.