Ph.D., Neuroscience, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX;
B.A., Psychology with concentration in Neuroscience, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Prior to joining the Psychology and Neuroscience faculty in 2020, Dr. Crofton was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, in the Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Her postdoctoral research in the laboratories of Melissa A. Herman, Ph.D. and A. Leslie Morrow, Ph.D, focused on the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol at the single-cell level using animal models. As part of her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Crofton was a part-time instructor in the Biology Department at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC in 2019. Her dissertation research in the laboratory of Thomas A. Green, Ph.D. focused on using animal models to identify and validate novel molecular targets for cocaine use disorder and mood disorders.
Dr. Crofton's laboratory at Emmanuel is broadly interested in examining the neurobiological and molecular mechanisms of abused drugs, especially alcohol, using animal models.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
Emmanuel's dedication to high quality undergraduate education with intimate class sizes and authentic research experiences for undergraduates, especially internship experiences.