Christina Reppucci, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
I joined the Psychology Department of Wheaton College in 2021. With help from a team of enthusiastic undergraduate assistants (see below) and funding support from the Wheaton College MA Provost's Office, we are investigating the role of neuropeptide signaling in the regulation of juvenile social play behavior by the ventral tegmental area.
Outside of the classroom/lab you will often find me snapping photos of flowers, or cuddling with my cats.
Sadie Drouin '23
Neuroscience Major, Pubic Health Science Minor, Pre-Med Track
After college I hope to pursue medical school studying either neurosurgery, neurology, or obstetrics/gynecology. I love all things neuroscience but I am specifically interested in memory and how myelin/oligodendrocyte depletion affects the brain. I have been working with this lab since February 2022 and was a part of Morris Lab at Wheaton College in past years. This year, I will be conducting a senior honors thesis while working in Professor Reppucci’s lab. I am also currently intern at Butler Hospital at Brown University in their research department in their Cognition, Emotion, and Life Lab. Back on campus, I am a member of the flute choir and on the executive board of the Pre Health society. A fun fact about me is I love growing succulents, coffee, and cats!
Ben Goho '24
Neuroscience Major, Philosophy Minor
I have been captivated by the link between music and its influence on cognition, such as changes in behavior, emotions, and memory! Recently, I expanded my interest to Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. I am curious to see what happens at a cellular level when these diseases are present. After Wheaton, I hope to pursue a Physician Assistant Degree and work in a neurology department, or pursue a medical degree in emergency neurology!
Nina Lin '23
Nina is working in the lab during Fall 2022 as her internship for PSY-337: Practicum in Psychological Research.
Nyima Bhuti '25
Major Undeclared (thinking about Neuroscience or Biology)
Research Interests: Brain and Behavior, Genetics especially gene editing
Future goals: Physician Assistant or a researcher
Nyima worked in the lab during Summer 2022 and was supported by a Summer Faculty-Student Research Grant awarded by the Committee on Faculty Scholarship & Promotion, and the Provost's Office at Wheaton College MA.