Principal Investigator

Dr. Robert Drugan
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Susquehanna University (1979)
M.A., University of Colorado--Boulder (1981)
Ph.D., University of Colorado--Boulder (1984)

Graduate Students

Nathaniel Stafford
B.S., Psychology; Wright State University (2012)
M.A., Psychology; University of New Hampshire (2015)

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Renee Chasse
Neuroscience Major
B.S., Expected 2019

Nicole Cova
Neuroscience Major
B.S., Expected 2019

Colleen Donovan
Dual Nutrition and Psychology Major
B.S., Expected 2019

Elijah Miller
Neuropsychology Major
B.S., Expected 2018

Chole Pilgrim
Psychology Major
B.S., Expected 2018


UNH Concord Legislative U-Day!

Lena (left, Drugan lab) and Erin (right, Charntikov lab) describing their research to UNH President Mark Huddleston.  Their project investigating individual differences in stress reactivity and drug abuse received much attention!

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Undergraduate Research Conference!

URC 2017
Drugan laboratory left to right: Monica Ford Ortiz, Colleen Donovan West
Charntikov laboratory left to right: Kathryn Taylor, Meghan Duranko, Erin Hart, & Dr. Charntikov
Linking stress to vulnerability to drug abuse, and finding interesting results!

URC 2016
Jacqueline Watts explains her conditioned place preference effects

Yandan (Shirley) Wang (left) & Lena Donovan-West (right)
Lots of interest in stress re-exposure and ultrasonic vocalizations today

URC 2015
Kristina Spencer happy to have found significant effects of housing on stress responsivity!

India Stribling describes the exciting effects of exercise on stress resilience

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Robert Drugan's Lab