Daniel Kochli

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dan Kochli


  • Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2018-2020
  • Ph. D. – Miami University, 2017
  • M.A. – Miami University, 2015
  • B.A. – Wittenberg University, 2010

Research Spotlight

I am a behavioral neuroscientist who works in a rodent model to investigate the neurobiology of learning and memory.  Memory allows us to profit from our experience—to learn from our successes and failures, and to retain a dynamic sense of self over time.  I’m interested in what causes some of the most basic forms of learning and memory to go awry, and how maladaptive associative learning can contribute to disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction.  My approach uses a combination of behavioral and neurobiological techniques to measure and manipulate memory expression across a wide range of paradigms and time courses.

Research Interests

Neural circuits underlying individual differences in behavioral flexibility as a predictor of addiction vulnerability

Neurobiology of appetitive and aversive memory consolidation and reconsolidation


  • PSY 111. General Psychology
  • PSY 210. Biopsychology
  • PSY 305. Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 313. Learning and Applied Behavioral Analysis