​Principal Investigator

Yannick Marchalant, Ph.D.

Yannick Marchalant, Ph.D.

  • B.Sc University of Caen, France Biochemistry/Biology Major (1998)
  • M.Sc University of Caen, France Neuroscience and Immunology (2000)
  • Ph.D. University of Caen, France Neuroscience (2004)
  • Post-doctoral training (Pr Gary Wenk) University of Arizona and The Ohio State University (2004-2008) 
  • Research Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University (2008-2010)
  • Marie-Curie Researcher (IRG), Aix-Marseille University/CNRS UMR 7259, France (2010-2014)

Current Position
Assistant Professor in Psychology department/Neuroscience Program, Central Michigan University​

Passionate about brain aging, behavior and pharmacology (and rugby…)

Current Lab Members


Luke CersosimoLuke Cersosimo
Junior, Neuroscience Major; Psychology Minor

Emily Crombrez Emily Crombrez
Freshman, Major in Neuroscience, Minor in Philosophy

Lauren GuentertLauren Guentert
Sophomore, Neuroscience & Psychology Major; Gerontology Minor

Noel Gutierrez
Non-degree seeking graduate student

Brianna McCraryBrianna McCrary
Senior, Neuroscience Major

Connor Pryde
Junior, Major in Psychology, Minor in Leadership

Sydney RandleSydney Randle
Freshman, Biomedical Science Major; Psychology Minor

Rachel WilsonRachel Wilson
Junior, Neuroscience & Psychology Major


Joshua KeeneJoshua Keene
Josh graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. Between 2013 and 2015 he worked in a clinical setting as a psychometrist. He will be joining the Experimental Psychology program in the fall of 2015 as a M.S graduate student. Josh’s primary research interests include the effects of the neuropeptide ghrelin on neurogenesis and apoptosis in normal and pathological aging.

Lauren MadsenLauren Madsen
Lauren graduated from Purdue in 2016. She joined the lab in the fall of 2016 to study the role of neuroinflammatory processes on the early events of Alzheimer’s disease​.

Come and join us, undergraduates are welcome!

Past Lab Members

Alexandria Clement (Undergrad), 2015
Brittany Granett (Undergrad), 2016
Emily Hickman (Undergrad), 2015
Shelby Oakes (Undergrad), 2015
​Tiana Taylor (Undergrad, M.S.), 2015