David Gapp concentrates on comparative endocrinology of reptiles, with a focus on the action and evolution of gastrointestinal and pancreatic hormones. His recent identification of "diabetes" in a local population of snapping turtles may provide an interesting model to pursue the study of this serious metabolic disease that affects a significant portion of the American population. Gapp has written and reviewed manuscripts for notable journals including The Journal of Comparative Endocrinology and Physiological Zoology, and he has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Herm Lehman's research is focused on the development and function of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are molecules released by neurons and mediate communication throughout the nervous system; thus, the proper expression and maintenance of neurotransmitter levels is a critical, yet largely unknown, aspect of the metabolism of the neuron.
Alexandra List earned her bachelor's degree in cognitive science and doctorate in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award for both her doctoral and post-doctoral research.List's research has focused on understanding how we perceive and attend to visual, auditory and haptic information in our environment. She uses a variety of human cognitive neuroscience techniques. Her work has been published in various journals, including Cognition, Brain, the Journal of Vision, Neuropsychologia and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Douglas Weldon earned his doctorate from the University at Buffalo. Weldon’s research interests include the brain mechanisms of attention, the developmental neurobiology of learning and memory and the role of calcium-binding proteins in neural plasticity. He is a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and his work has been published in journals that include Behavioral Neuroscience, Behavioural Brain Research and the Journal of Neuroscience Education. Weldon teaches courses in behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology, and in 2010 he received the Samuel and Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching.