Cassandra has a B.S. in neuroscience from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She previously worked in addiction research and now works with Dr. Jeffrey Boychuk on understanding the impact of stroke on the motor cortex. She was awarded a grant from her undergraduate department to fund her undergraduate research in nicotine withdrawal and has been a contributing author to three papers. Outside of lab Cassandra enjoys reading, cooking and going to the gym.
Cole, R. D., Wolsh, C., Zimmerman, M., Harrington, E., Gould, T. J., & Parikh, V. (2019). Adolescent and adult nicotine exposure differentially impacts oral nicotine and oral saccharin self-administration in mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 359, 836–844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2018.07.019
Shi, X., Barr, J. L., von Weltin, E., Wolsh, C., & Unterwald, E. M. (2019). Role of accumbal GSK3β in drug reward, aversion, and place memory. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, jpet.119.259283. https://doi.org/10.1124/jpet.119.259283
Connelly, K. L., Wolsh, C., Barr, J. L., Bauder, M., Hausch, F., Unterwald, E. M., (2020). Sex differences in the effect of the FKBP5 inhibitor SAFit2 on anxiety and stress-induced reinstatement following cocaine self-administration. Neurobiology of Stress, Accepted for publication
B.S., Neuroscience, Temple University, 2017