Mailing address:
Untitled 1213 McGaugh Hall
Irvine, CA 92697


Phone number:  949 824-2685

Current position: LPSOE

Institution: UCI (Neurbiology & Behavior)

Years at institution:  2

Courses taught: Bio 93 – Bio Sci 93, From DNA to Organisms (en. ~250)
Bio Sci N120, Human Biology Major (en. ~20)
Bio Sci 35, Brain & Behavior (en ~250)
Bio Sci 43, Media & Mind (en. ~100)
Bio Sci 41, Mood Disorders (en. ~70)
Bio Sci 47, Stress (en. ~70)
Bio Sci 36, Drugs and the Brain (en. ~350)
N113L Neurobiology Lab (en. ~24)
N112A (en ~20)

Meetings: SABER National Meeting, University of Minnesota, MN, July 12-15, 2012
Culture, Mind and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 19-20, 2012
Southern California Project Kaleidoscope (SoCAL PKAL) Regional Network Workshop, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA. February 2, 2013
AAC&U & PKAL Network for Academic Renewal conference, Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence, San Diego, CA, October 31-November 2, 2013.
SFN, San Diego, November 9-13, 2013.
Learning and the Brain: The Science of Smarter Minds, New York, NY, May 8-10, 2014

Presentations: Preventing a Zombie Pandemic: A Lighthearted Case Study of Epidemic Spread, Neural Disease Pathology, and Assessment of Preventative Strategies, APIC—Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 41st  Annual Conference, Monday, June 9th, 2014.

Future presentations: see

Publications: Nicholas, A.& Villano, I, A Case Study & Cholera Outbreak Game for Undergraduate Biology Majors and Non-Majors, (2014), NSF National Center For Case Study Teaching in Science, Peer Reviewed Case Studies. (in press)

Sundari, C., Kirby, E.D., Krupik, D., Mirescu, C., Nicholas, A., Wong, A., Geraghty, A., Krishnamurthy, A., Tsai, M., Covarrubias, D., Friedman, A., Francis, D., Sapolsky, R.M., Palmer, T.D., Kaufer, D., (2014), Stress and glucocorticoids promote oligodendrogenesis in the adult hippocampus, Molectular Psychiatry. Impact Factor 14.897

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