Scott Juntti, Ph.D., PI
sjuntti - at - umd - dot - edu
I became interested in neuroscience as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, where I also fell in love with life in the lab. I worked in labs in Germany and San Diego before starting graduate school at UCSF, where I studied social behavior using molecular genetic approaches in mice. I moved to Stanford for a postdoc where I applied these techniques to cichlid fish, and became fascinated with this family of animals. I look forward to combining evolutionary biology and neuroscience techniques to unlock the mysteries of the social brain.
In my spare time I love exploring cities with my wife and daughter and eating delicious food.
Joshua Steighner, Undergraduate Researcher
Seyrona McLean, Undergraduate Researcher
What I like most about science is how interactive it can be! A laboratory can extend far beyond the walls of a building and scientist can conduct amazing experiments and discover mind-boggling results in even the remotest of locations. What I hope to gain from this lab is another perspective in the world of science! In addition to learning the process of testing a thesis and gaining more experience in scientific observation, I hope to fully understand what impacts and determines the social behavior of organisms. Outside of the lab I like to hang out and explore new things with family and friends.