Contact

Location: Neuroscience Discipline, Daniel Lodge, Ph.D. Lab

Department

Pharmacology

Alexandra (Alex) McCoy

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

I like to play sports! I’ve played volleyball and tennis for years and have recently gotten into a sport called spikeball. I also enjoy hiking and backpacking. Anything outside.      


Education

B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Research

Psychiatric disorders, mental health, PTSD, neural circuits, α5-GABA A receptors, ventral hippocampus

Awards & Accomplishments

Women in Medicine Month highlighted researcher, 2021 NIH sponsored predoctoral training program in neuroscience training grant T32 NS082145 , 2019

Affiliations

Society for Neuroscience Women in Science, Development, Outreach, and Mentorship,  WISDOM Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Publications

Bugay, V., McCoy, A.M., Lodge, D.J. et al. Mechanisms associated with the antidepressant-like effects of L-655,708. Neuropsychopharmacol. 45, 2289–2298 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-020-0772-2 Title: Sex differences in sucrose reinforcement in Long-Evans rats Authors: Jeffrey Grimm; Katherine North; Madeleine Hopkins; Kyle Jiganti; Alex McCoy; Josef Šulc; Derek MacDougall; Frances Sauter Corresponding author: Dr. Jeffrey Grimm – Currently under review – Biology of Sex Differences – 2021 Title: The effects of hippocampal α5-GABAA receptor modulation on dopamine neuron activity in the rat ventral tegmental area Authors: Stephanie M. Perez1,2, Alexandra M. McCoy1,2, Thomas D. Prevot3,4, Flavia R. Carreno1, Alan Frazer1,2,5, Etienne Sibille3,4,6, Daniel J. Lodge1,2 – In preparation