Mary E. Donhoffner

Mary is a Neuroscience PhD candidate investigating the effects of pituitary hormones (oxytocin and prolactin) on rodent social behavior. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), and the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience (SBN) of which she won the award for best graduate poster in 2015.

Mary has served as a teaching assistant for Marine Biology at USC Wrigley Center on Catalina Island, which consisted of classroom, laboratory and fieldwork components. She has also served as a teaching assistant for the Psychology dept. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. In addition, Mary has mentored several students (high school-masters level) one-on-one in the laboratory. Mary is passionate about education and her long-term career goal is to teach neuroscience at a college or university.