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Amy Chess, PhD

Amy Chess, PhD

Amy Chess earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Dartmouth College, where she explored the contribution of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors to spatial learning and contextual conditioning. Amy first became interested in neuroscience as an undergraduate Psychology student at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she investigated the role of the amygdala in cocaine sensitization of the acoustic startle response. After graduating from St. Mary's College, Amy worked as a research assistant at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center where she conducted neuropharmacological studies of the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia. Amy has completed a postdoctoral position in the Psychology Department at the University of Vermont, where her primary projects included behavioral and neuroanatomical characterization of an animal model of ADHD, and exploration of voluntary exercise effects on learning and inhibition. Most recently, Amy served as the Psychology Program Director at Champlain College, where she taught a variety of courses, developed curricula, and oversaw all pedagogical and administrative aspects of the program. Now that she is at the MBMC, Amy is developing neuroimaging skills by examining neuroplasticity in chronic pain patients following psychotherapy.

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