Shannon M. Lopez

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Graduate Student



Karen Szumlinski

Research Area

Neuroscience and Behavior


In 2020, I received an Associates degree from Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California and then transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where I received a B.A. in Biological Psychology. During my time at Cal State San Bernardino, I studied learning and working memory through the activation of the serotonergic system within normal and inbred strains of mice. Basic grooming behavior, locomotion, operant chamber training and the probabilistic reversal learning task were utilized to study the effects of serotonin agonists on behavior. In the fall of 2023, I will be starting my graduate education at UCSB in the Neuroscience and Behavior department under the supervision of Dr. Karen Szumlinski.