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Lab Members

Dr. Bloom has been lucky enough to work with some amazing students over the years.  Below you will find a list of our current lab members as well as a number of alum who have continued their work in graduate school and beyond.

Laboratory Director

Christopher M. Bloom, Ph.D.

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Dr. Bloom moved his lab from Indiana to Providence College in the fall of 2008.  Since that time, the lab has been hard at work thanks largely to the work of the excellent PC students he has been lucky enough to work with. 



Current Lab Members

NSSI Model Team
Ryan Post, Katerina Proscenko, Brittany Blumenthal, Danielle Mahoney, Caroline Doyle, Ryan Basting, Liz Sokolowski (not pictured)

 Phobia Model Team

Sarah Francazio, Nicole Eslinger, Brenna Peters, Katie Dahlborg (not pictured)


Laboratory Alumni

Adam Miller

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Adam is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience.  Adam is hard at work in the laboratory of Dr. David Smith.  The Laboratory of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is doing ground breaking work into the neuroscience of memory.  You can learn more about Adam's current work here

Courtney Wallin

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Courtney is a brand new Ph.D. student at George Washington University.  Courtney is working in the excellent, Brain & Navigation Laboratory of Dr. John Philbeck.  The lab investigates the way in which the nervous system coordinates locomotion and navigates the environment.  The laboratory web-site, and their fascinating work, can be explored here.

Diana Klakotskaia

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Diana is a first year Ph.D. student in Cognition & Behavior in the Conditioning & Neuroscience lab of Dr. Todd Schachtman.  The lab does work in both human and animal learning and has done fascinating work investigating the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in these processes.  Check out this work here.

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Don Lamkin

Lamkin PictureDon is currently a post-doctoral scientist at  The Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA. He is working in the laboratory of Dr. Steve W. Cole, investigating stress-enhancement of cancer progression in an orthotopic xenograft model of pediatric leukemia.  Check out their ground breaking work here.

Shyam Seetharaman

Shyam PictureShyam recently completed his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of South Florida.  He will begin as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Petersburg College this fall.

Lynda Sharrett

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Lynda is a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. Working the lab of Dr. Mark Prendergast, Lynda is working towards a better understanding of the many mechanisms involved in brain injury.  Learn more about the excellent work that Dr. Predergast and his students are doing here.

Rachel (Slevin) Besing

Rachel is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Department of Neurobiology & Psychiatry.  Working in the lab of Dr. Karen Gamble.  The lab works in the very interesting field of circadian biology and the role of the SCN in multiple psychological processes.  Learn more about the lab here.




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