Dr. Rachel Cohen, Associate Professor
PhD | Faculty
- PhD, Michigan State University
- Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Eliot Brenowitz at the University of Washington, 2011-2013
- Ph.D. with Dr. Juli Wade at Michigan State University, awarded 2011
- Behavioral neuroendocrinology
- Sex and seasonal differences
- Steroid hormone effects in the brain
Research in my laboratory focuses on the role of gonadal steroid hormones (testosterone and estrogens) in the brain. Specifically, we are interested in the neural control of steroid hormone production. We are also examining how steroid hormones impact regions of the brain that are important for reproductive behaviors. Feel free to email me if you are interested in working in my lab.
I teach Human Physiology (BIOL 330/310), General Endocrinology (BIOL 438/538), Research Methods (BIOL 602). I also teach in the Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in biology (RISEbio) program (BIOL 106/399) and mentor research students in Independent Study (Biol 499/677). I am committed to student learning, and the development of critical thinking skills. In order to help facillitate student learning, I try to develop tools that make lectures more interactive.