Theodore Kazan

Research Technician

M.A. Physiological Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 2018
B.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of New Hampshire, 2016

Ted graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior. During his undergraduate tenure at UNH, Ted worked for Dr. Robert Mair, using electrophysiological implants to study single cell activity in thalamus and prefrontal cortex during goal-directed behavioral tasks. Ted began working in Dr. Sergios Charntikov’s lab during his senior year at UNH, where he soon began to develop a passion for studying the behavioral and neurological underpinnings involved in substance abuse and addiction. Later, Ted was accepted to the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition graduate program at the University of New Hampshire to work in Dr. Charntikov’s lab studying substance abuse, with a particular emphasis on stress-addiction comorbidity, and individual differences. Ted graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s graduate program in May 2018 with a masters degree in physiological psychology, and shortly thereafter, joined the Desimone Lab. Ted is currently involved in a collaborative project between the Desimone lab and the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines working to create more biologically-inspired AI.