Dr. Nancy Padilla-Coreano, Assistant Professor

Mentor
Dr. Nancy Padilla-Coreano, Assistant Professor
Project Title
Studying how the brain controls social behaviors
College
College of Medicine
Time Commitment
6-10 hours/week
Method
Research Credit Unpaid Unpaid with future paid opportunities
Location of Research
On-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

The Padilla-Coreano lab studies how the brain allows us to use information to adjust our social behaviors, a concept known as social competence. By using tools to record and manipulate the brain in mouse models our goal is to elucidate the neural mechanisms of social competency in health and disease states. Students in the lab will be exposed to electrophysiology, optogenetics, machine learning and behavioral techniques.  This work requires working with mice and being able-bodied. 

To apply send your unofficial transcript, CV and schedule for this semester to Dr. Padilla-Coreano at npadillacoreano@ufl.edu

For more information about the research and lab check out https://www.padillacoreanolab.com/

Minimum requirements:

  1. There is a minimum commitment of 6 hours a week for this semester. Future semesters will have a minimum of 12 hours. 
  2. We are not considering students who are seniors because we expect a commitment of at least 3 semesters. We will train you on many things, some technical and some conceptual. Therefore in order for you to contribute to projects, we will need ample time.
  3. Although we expect 3 semesters, we treat the first semester as a trial period. We know sometimes things don’t work out, and that is okay. At the end of your first semester we will have a meeting to decide if the lab is a good fit for you and us.
  4. After the interviews, if you are selected, we will provide you with some evaluation criteria and expectations so you know what we are looking for in our undergrads.
Additional Requirements

Contact Information

Email Address
npadillacoreano@ufl.edu
Phone Number
  • npadillacoreano@ufl.edu
  • The Padilla-Coreano lab studies how the brain allows us to use information to adjust our social behaviors, a concept known as social competence. By using tools to record and manipulate the brain in mouse models our goal is to elucidate the neural mechanisms of social competency in health and disease states. Students in the lab will be exposed to electrophysiology, optogenetics, machine learning and behavioral techniques.  This work requires working with mice and being able-bodied. 

    To apply send your unofficial transcript, CV and schedule for this semester to Dr. Padilla-Coreano at npadillacoreano@ufl.edu

    For more information about the research and lab check out https://www.padillacoreanolab.com/

    Minimum requirements:

    1. There is a minimum commitment of 6 hours a week for this semester. Future semesters will have a minimum of 12 hours. 
    2. We are not considering students who are seniors because we expect a commitment of at least 3 semesters. We will train you on many things, some technical and some conceptual. Therefore in order for you to contribute to projects, we will need ample time.
    3. Although we expect 3 semesters, we treat the first semester as a trial period. We know sometimes things don’t work out, and that is okay. At the end of your first semester we will have a meeting to decide if the lab is a good fit for you and us.
    4. After the interviews, if you are selected, we will provide you with some evaluation criteria and expectations so you know what we are looking for in our undergrads.