​Principal Investigator

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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


Image of John AndrakaJohn Andraka
John holds a PT degree from Drexler Univeristy. He obtained his M.S. in Neuroscience in the summer of 2018. He is following on his Ph.D looking at the influence of dietary modification (notably krill oil) on normal aging (co-directed with Dr Naveen Sharma at CMU).
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Joshua KeeneJoshua Keene
Josh graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. He joined the Experimental Psychology Program at CMU in 2015 and obtained his M.S. in the Spring of 2018. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the lab looking at Alzheimer’s disease progression in mouse models of AD.

Lauren MadsenLauren Madsen
Lauren graduated from Purdue University in 2016. She is currently pursuing a M.S in the Neuroscience program looking at the role of early chronic systemic inflammation in the NL-G-F mouse model of AD.


Lauren Guentert
Anna Bruins
George Sawaya III
Lindsey Ginster
Rachel Dvorak
Tyler Harwood
Come and join us, undergraduates are welcome!

Past Lab Members

Tiana Taylor
Emily Hickman
Alexandria Clement
Britanny Grannett
Emily Crombez
Rachel Wilson
Connor Pryde
Brianna McCrary
Luke Cersosimo
Marisha Schwab
Paige Bailey
Allison Kunz
Emily Hanlon
Jonathan Harroon
Kaitlyn Robertson
Alexandria Walters​​