Cloe Luckett Gray
I joined the Huhman lab in Fall, 2007. Prior to graduate school, I obtained my B.S. in biology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and graduated magna cum laude. I developed an interest in neuroscience and stress responses by conducting research during the summers of my undergraduate career, first at Centre and then at outside research programs, studying stress in non-human primates, fish and amphibians. My most recent work in the Huhman lab concerns the role that the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine play in modulating the memory of and behavioral reactions to social defeat in Syrian hamsters. I have also published a study on the involvement of the nucleus accumbens, a brain region recently implicated in behavioral responses to social defeat, in the learning, memory and recall of the defeat experience. My prior graduate work involved the study of the effect of social defeat on sleep in collaboration with Dr. Ketema Paul's lab at Morehouse School of Medicine.