Scott F. Stoltenberg
Scott got his PhD in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Psychology with a focus on behavior genetics. Stoltenberg then did a 3-year, NIAAA funded postdoctoral fellowship in human alcoholism genetics at the Addiction Research Center at the University of Michigan. He then joined the University of Michigan research faculty in the Psychiatry Department, where he continued to conduct research into the genetics of alcoholism, and was funded by a K01. In 2004 he took a teaching-oriented position at Black Hills State University before coming to UNL in 2009. In 2013 he was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure. He is the chair of the department's Undergraduate Committee.
Grace Sullivan was born in Yankton, South Dakota and received her BS in biology and psychology from Buena Vista University in 2013. Grace's research focuses on the way individual differences and social experiences interact to predict well-being. She is currently working on her dissertation, investigating genetic variation in biological systems that may impact how people respond to their social environment.
Andrew is a senior majoring in psychology. After graduating he aspires to attend graduate school in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on addiction etiology and treatment. He is married with 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Andrew's interests led him to the Behavior Genetics lab, this is his second year working as an assistant.
Adrianna is a senior from Mankato, Minnesota pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Humanities in Medicine. She plans to attend Physicians Assistant school and hopes to work in a neurology or cardiology unit one day in the future. On campus, she enjoys being involved in organizations such as Chi Omega and MEDLIFE. She loves to volunteer in the community at hospitals and in schools. This is her second year in the lab and first year with a UCARE grant and she looks forward to learning about and exploring behavior genetics.
Natalie is a Junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from Omaha, Nebraska. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she plans on attending Physician Assistant school. She hopes to someday work in the Gerontology field of medicine. She enjoys volunteering at many different places here in Lincoln, and loves her job of being a CNA at a nursing home. She is excited to learn more about behavior genetics this semester and have her passion for science and psychology come together in one. This is her first research position.
Catie is a senior majoring in Psychology with minors in Art; Child, Youth, and Family Studies; and Biology. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue her interests in genetics and neuroscience. This is her second year in the Behavior Genetics Lab, and she is excited to explore new research projects to further her understanding of how biological systems interact with and influence individual variations in human behavior.
McKenna is a senior from Eustis, Nebraska and is majoring in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry. After graduation, she plans to attend Physician Assistant school and hopes to specialize in emergency medicine or family practice medicine in the future. She enjoys volunteering and working at two hospitals in the community. This is her second year in the lab and first year with a UCARE grant and she looks forward to exploring her interest in behavior genetics.
Rachel is a junior undergraduate student on the pre-health track with a psychology major and a literature minor, but also really enjoys chemistry. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and has traveled around the country. Rachel plans to attend UNMC back home in Omaha and gain a doctoral degree in psychiatry. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her AOII sorority sisters, hiking, camping, and reading literature.
She is a junior psychology major with an English minor. She plans on attending grad school after she graduates from UNL to pursue a career in trauma psychology. Along with the behavioral genetics lab, she is working in a trauma lab on campus.
Former BGL members:
Christa Christ (Ph.D)
Sarah Hughes Bernheim
Melissa Lehmann (M.S.)
Samantha Hersrud (M.S.)