Carolyn Danna Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Biological Sciences | Fine School of the Sciences


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Maryland, Baltimore (2010)
  • B.S., Biology, Wheaton College, IL (2003)

Professional Experience

    Senior Lecturer, Biology
    2014 – present
    Adjunct Professor, Biology


  • Danna C.L., Shepard P.D, Elmer G.I. (2013) The habenula governs the attribution of incentive salience to reward predictive cues. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:781 [Link]
  • Danna C.L. and Elmer G.I. (2010) Disruption of conditioned reward association by typical and atypical antipsychotics. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 96(1): 40-7 [Link]
  • Amateau S.K., Alt A.A., Stamps C.L., and McCarthy M.M. (2004) Brain estradiol content in newborn rats: Sex differences, regional heterogeneity, and possible de novo synthesis by the female telencephalon. Endocrinology 145(6):2906-17. [Link]


  • BIO 113 – General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics
  • BIO 113L – General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics
  • BIO 222 – Human Anatomy
  • BIO 322 – Human Physiology

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