Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Olin Rice 214

Courses: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience (BIOL316), Cell Biology (BIOL200)

BA: Queen’s University

PhD: Cornell University


Michelle is a neuroscientist studying how long-term memories are formed and how they persist. In contrast to trauma-related memories, her research is specifically interested in understanding how we learn from the rewarding and from the mundane. Currently, she is studying the role of the extracellular matrix in long-term memory persistence.

When not in the lab or classroom, Michelle enjoys reading books, cooking for friends, dancing salsa, and doing aikido.