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Michael Kerchner

Associate Professor of Psychology
  • B.S., American International College, 1978
  • M.S., Lehigh University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1988

My research interests are related to hormonal regulation of behaviors - e.g., how endocrine factors may contribute to sex/gender differences in behavior, cognition, psychopathology, neurological illness and response to therapeutic medications, commonly abuse drugs and neurotoxins. My research primarily employs animal models and I’ve recently embarked on projects utilizing neuronal cell cultures.

  • PSY211 - General Psychology
  • PSY205 - Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY210 - Biopsychology
  • PSY305 - Psychopharmacology
  • PSY313 - Learning
  • PSY319 - Comparative Psychology
  • PSY410 - Neuroscience Research Methods

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Current Projects

  • Co-PI: Keck/PKAL Facilitating Interdisciplinary STEM Learning Project
  • Assessment of the Efficacy of Various Neuroprotectants in Rodent and Zebrafish Models of Neurotrauma
  • Strategies to Assess and Reduce Organophosphate Neurotoxicity in N2A Cell Cultures
  • Hormonal Influences on Spatial Abilties of Male and Female Undergraduates


WCNeurspot (link)  - A Behavioral Neuroscience Blog containing not-so-random snippets of information of interest to me and my students at Washington College.

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