- IU Bloomington
- Psychology; Certificate in Clinical Science
- Graduation year:
- expected 2020
- Fishers, IN
Eric is a current junior, studying Psychology and Clinical Science. He has been in the lab since his sophomore year. He is interested in both exogenous and endogenous cannabinoid contributions to stress responsivity as well as potential sex differences in the interaction between cannabinoids and stress. He is further interested in examining the neural contributions of cannabis use and stress (both chronic and acute) towards the development and maintenance of severe mental illnesses (i.e., schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders) utilizing both animal and human models. Eric plans to graduate in 2020 with the intention of applying to Graduate School.
Eric worked as a research assistant in the Department of Biology through the Groups Scholars STEM Initative in 2016. He is a former mentor of the HOPE Mentoring program, working to reduce recidivism rates in juvenile centers.
When not in the lab, Eric enjoys reading and watching college sports.