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Erin B. Shook

(909) 362-9791


Georgia State University: Prospective Graduation: Spring 2027

Neuroscience Graduate Student, PhD track

GPA: 3.91

University of California, Riverside: Graduated: June 2019

Degree: Bachelors of Science, Neuroscience

GPA: 3.44

Crafton Hills College: Graduated: May 2017

Degrees: Associates of Science, Chemistry Associates of Arts, Social Science

GPA: 3.29

Research Experience

Stern Laboratory, Georgia State University: Fall 2021 – Present

  • Utilizes electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry to further understanding of intrinsic signaling mechanisms in the supraoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus

Korzus Laboratory, University of California, Riverside: 2018 – 2021

  • Utilized Matlab and Image-J to analyze one-photon mini-endoscopic calcium imaging data
  • Assisted with experiments utilizing calcium imaging, behavioral assays, and immunohistochemistry to further understanding of key circuits for safety learning

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant | Fall 2022 – Present

The Scientific Method in Neuroscience, Georgia State University

Substitute Teacher | 2019 – 2021

Redlands Unified School District

Substitute Paraprofessional | 2019

Redlands Unified School District

Private Tutor | 2018

Membrane and Synaptic Phenomena, Systems Neuroscience

Conferences Attended

Experimental Biology; Philadelphia, PA, USA | 2022

Brains and Behavior Summit; Atlanta, GA, USA | 2022

Relevant Coursework

Georgia State University

Responsible Conduct in Research, Introduction to Neuroscience, Research Design and Analysis, Brains and Behavior Seminar, Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Functional Neuroimaging

University of California, Riverside

Membrane and Synaptic Phenomena, Neuroscience: Learning and Memory, Systems Neuroscience, Fundamentals of Cell Biology, Research Methods, Human Neuroanatomy, Hormones and Behavior, Brain Control of Bodily Function, Molecular Biology

Extracurricular Activities

oSTEM, University of California, Riverside | 2017 – 2019

  • A STEM student organization at University of California, Riverside, with an emphasis on career development, networking, and peer mentorship between LGBT students

STEM Pathways, Crafton Hills College | 2014 – 2017

  • A STEM student success program with emphasis on community outreach and student engagement
  • Assisted with local science outreach events, engaging with k-12 students and their families to present scientific concepts in an age-appropriate manner and support local student organizations

Skills & Techniques

  • Electrophysiology: Whole-cell patch clamp voltage and current clamp in the Supraoptic Nucleus of the Hypothalamus; acute slice preparation
  • Behavioral assays: Contextual fear conditioning, open field test
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Software Proficiency: MATLAB, Image-J, Excel, pCLAMP & ClampFit