A Behavioral Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College


Dr. Stephanie Desrochers Graduates

Congratulations to Stephanie who completed an amazing PhD thesis examining the behavioral and neural mechanisms of the effect of the serotonin 1B receptor in modulating impulsivity.  As the lab's first PhD student, we have so much to thank her for and will miss her very much! She will start a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Shelly Flagel at the University of Michigan. 

Djemila Compaore wins the Lt. William Brewster Nickerson 1964 Psychology and Brain Sciences Prize for her Honors Thesis in Neuroscience

As an EE Just Undergraduate Fellow, Djemila started research in the lab during her sophomore year at Dartmouth. She completed an outstanding senior honors thesis which won the Brewster prize as well as the Benjamin Benner G. 1969 Award for Excellence in Research in Psychological and Brain Sciences.  She will join the laboratory of Dr. Alex Harris in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. 


We are excited to start work on our new project exploring the role of serotonin in the adolescent maturation of impulsivity.

Slid through another COVID Winter OK

We're thankful we stayed happy and healthy this winter.

Spring and Summer Zoomed By

Thanks to Kai and Nina for their hard work this summer! The lab was able to start collecting data again and Nina and Selin were able to work remotely from across the pond!

DIY-NAMIC Behavior: We developed an automated high-throughput method to measure complex phenotypes


All build instructions and code for the DIY-Nautiyal Arduino Modular Instrumental Condition (DIY-NAMIC) behavioral system are open-source at https://github.com/DIY-NAMICsystem

Nautiyal Lab at SfN 2019

PhD student Stephanie Desrochers presents a poster at SfN.

Neukom CompX Faculty Award

We received a CompX Faculty Award to begin a new computational project in the lab.

Nautiyal Lab opens for business 

The Nautiyal Lab is up and running in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Come visit us in Moore Hall!