Dr. Angela Setzer and her research assistants of the Crayfish Lab have been quite busy lately!

First, they went on an adventure exploring the SU campus stream (located beneath the walking bridge connecting the OM and OMN campuses) and brought back a few crayfish. Since then, the research assistants have been trying to breed them, hoping that they will spawn eggs.

“Gotta catch ’em all!”

Lots of hard work, but it was fun and we were learning a lot!

Spotlight of the day: Crayfish!

Secondly, under the guidance of Dr. Setzer, the research assistants have been learning about the neuroanatomy of the crayfish via dissection. They have also been designing the methodology of a new study that aims to examine the effects of alcohol on the crayfish’s spatial memory.

From left to right: Isadora Fink, Maleah Smith, Ximena Diaz Juarez, Dr. Setzer, and Maggie Nichols-Reames

Last but not least, when they are not in the lab or stream, Dr. Setzer and her research assistants are busy preparing for the Psychology Department’s upcoming STEM Fest, which will take place on November 1, 2019. Specifically, they will be hosting a series of activities in the main lobby of MAC on our OMN campus. Please stay tuned for more updates!

By: Dr. Angela Setzer and her students (Isadora Fink, Esha Kashmiri, Maleah Smith, Maggie Nichols-Reames, and Ximena Diaz Juarez)