Carley is a research technologist for the behavioral neurogenetics laboratory. She has a BS degree in Science and a minor in Neuroscience from The Pennsylvania State University and has been a researcher in this lab since January 2015. In Dr. Kamen’s lab she has lead the behavioral studies as well as completed bench work with RNA, DNA, and protein extractions of brain tissues. She completed an independent project exploring how genetics and age affect nicotine behaviors as a senior in the lab.
Cassandra Secunda is a full time research technologist in the behavioral neurogenetics lab. She has a B.S degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has been with the lab since July 2019. Her research background includes mesenchymal stem cell development related to PKU, bone demineralization and medical pathology.