Alexandra Ng ‘19 | Neuroscience major | Hometown: Greenwich, CT

Project: Dendritic spine morphometrics after chronic alcohol in adolescence and adults

Extracurricular: Education Initiative Director of Vassar Haiti Project (VHP), a nonprofit that partners with a village in rural Haiti.  Student Fellow in Jewett.  Secretary of The Listening Center (TLC), a peer listening organization that supports and destigmatizes mental health.


Jessica Bezek ’19 | Neuroscience major, Spanish minor | Hometown: Pennington, NJ

Project: Dendritic spine morphometry after chronic alcohol in adolescence and adults

Extracurricular: Member of “FlyPeople” and “Vassar On Tap” (Vassar’s only all tap dance club), as well as a member of Hunger Action, which provides food to members of the greater Poughkeepsie community.

Miranda Scarlata ’19 | Neuroscience major | Hometown: Chicago, IL

Project: DREADDs manipulation of recent and remote cued fear memory

Extracurricular: Varsity women’s rugby player and senior community fellow on Strong houseteam (a position meant to integrate the campus patrol program and the houseteam community), as well as a member of CHOICE, Vassar’s sexual health organization.

Daniel Lee ’19 | Neuroscience major | Hometown: Andover, MA

Project: DREADDS manipulation of alcohol-induced fear memory generalization

Extracurricular: Member of the Vastards, a co-ed A Capella group



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Hadley Bergstrom grew up in Klamath Falls, OR. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon and M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from George Mason University. He went on to train as a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. He then held a postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award in the Laboratory of Behavioral and Genomic Neuroscience at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Lab Alumni

Shenandoah Wrobel ’18, currently at Dartmouth University

Serena Lee ’18, applying to Med School

Ivan Soler ’18, currently at the University of Pennsylvania

Savannah Kandigian ’18, currently at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital

Leah Weingast ’17, currently at Emory University

Gabrielle Pollack ’17, currently at the National Institutes of Health

Siqi Fan ’17, currently in graduate school at Yale University

Abbi Hiller ’17, currently at Weill Cornell Medical

Julian Dishart ’17, currently at the University of California, San Francisco

Gabrielle Mintz ’17, currently at the University of California, San Francisco

Ziwen Wang ’17, currently at Columbia University