Todd Ahern

Todd Ahern

About
I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program. I received my B.A. in neuroscience from Oberlin College, spent two years conducting MRI research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned my PhD from Emory University in 2010. I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I joined Quinnipiac University in 2011.

 

Courses Taught
Introduction to Psychology (PS101); Introduction to Research Methods (PS307); Physiological Psychology (PS252); Drugs, Brains, and Behavior (PS357)

 

Research Interests
I current research how genes and early social environment interact to affect the development of social behavior. Some of this work has been supported by a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Foundation (2016-2018). In the past, I have examined how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to the sexual differentiation of the brain as well as how alcohol influences social behavior and bonding.