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Tara LeGates

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB), Room 315
Postdoc, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2019)
Ph D, Johns Hopkins University (2013)
BS, Rider University (2007)

I received my B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Rider University. I earned my Ph.D. in Biology at Johns Hopkins University in the laboratory of Samer Hattar and conducted my postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the laboratory of Scott Thompson.

Research Interests

I am interested in how brain regions communicate with one another to regulate behavior and how changes in that communication can result in psychiatric disease.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include neuroscience ranging from the function of synapses to the regulation of behavior. I am also interested in helping trainees build skills that will be critical for their success as future scientists including communication, experimental design, and hypothesis testing.