Undergrad Volunteers and Researchers
Undergraduate volunteers and researchers are critical for the research and mission of the CRC! Trained undergraduate volunteers are involved in daily feeding, observations, and enrichment for the marmosets. Undergraduates are also involved in research projects either assisting graduate students or developing their own research projects through the UNO 'Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences' where students submit a research proposal, carry out an independent research project, and present their findings at UNO's annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair!
Haley Hassenstab: Marmoset models of microbiome
Emily Leichner: The role of oxytocin and vasopressin in juvenile marmoset stress reactivity and recovery
Allison Intorre: The roles of oxytocin and vasopressin in modulating caregiver responses in juvenile marmoset monkeys
Catherine Carne: The influence of oxytocin on the social recognition of faces in marmoset monkeys
Karley Costello: The influence of oxytocin on marmoset monkeys playing a cooperative game
Benjamin Hochfelder: Genomic variation in the glucocorticoid receptor of marmoset monkeys
Benjamin Hochfelder: Investigating counterintuitive neuroendocrine responses to predatory threats in marmoset monkeys
In addition to FUSE projects, dozens of undergraduate students have participated in research projects and have made significant contributions including co-authors on peer-reviewed publications and national conference presentations.