What has been going on in the Vazey Lab

Stay tuned for semi-occasional lab updates and adventures…


April 2018

Lots of people going lots of places! Three lab members are heading off to great neuroscience PhD programs in the Fall. Ellen is heading to University of Michigan, Michael K to Emory University and Stephanie to University of Texas (UTHSCSA). But that means we are hiring – see the Join Us page for more details

Congrats Emma on receiving a University of Massachusetts Biology Research Grant for Summer 2018! Almost as exciting as your karaoke skills 🙂

Whoops we haven’t updated this in a while, here’s a quick briefing of the latest.


December 2017

Congrats to Michael K and Stephanie on receiving CHC Honors Research Grants for next semester.

November 2017

The Lab goes to SfN!  Ellen presents research on noradrenergic influence over M2 signaling!

July 2017

Ellen gets her first 1st author pub!! Our new paper is accepted in ACER. Nice work team Vazey lab and Moorman lab!  And thanks to our collaborators  in the Becker lab

Collaborative manuscript with Ledoux lab and Rob Sears accepted to eNeuro. Congrats Vincent!

Welcome Emma! New NSB graduate student Emma Dauster joins the lab. Nothing says welcome like going into battle with your labmates

June 2017

Collaborative manuscript with Jon Cohen and Gary Aston-Jones accepted to CABN. Nice one Gary K!

May 2017

Congrats Austin and Rachel! Both successfully defended their CHC Honors theses. And graduated too! Rachel is off to med school and Austin is taking a research position in a lab at Harvard

April 2017

Poster time! Austin, Rachel and Michael K are all presenting posters on their research in the lab at the MA Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference. Go team!

March 2017

Award winning poster makers! Congrats Ellen on winning an award for best poster presentation at the Western MA SfN Chapter meeting


December 2016

Congratulations to our great lab members Rachel F, Austin S, and Michael K who all received grants/fellowships through the CHC for next semester. Awesome news all around!

November 2016

Carol and Ellen present at SfN! See you in San Diego

August 2016

Whoop whoop Michael! Our first lab pub from UMass is accepted to Current Pharmacological Reports. Michael K, one of our UG researchers is 1st author

June 2016

Fancy new lab! We finally get to move in to our new digs – let the experiments begin!


September 2015

Its really happening! The Vazey lab is open for business at UMass Amherst