Susan E. Wanta, M.A.
Position title: Research Program Manager
Office: Psychology 187
M.A., Psychology, University of California at Davis, 1998
B.S., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
My primary interests are the role of chronic stress on health and behavior. My original training in this area was in the realm of animal behavior, studying anti-predator behavior in ground squirrels. I also spent 15 years in gastroenterology, supporting research on the relationship between stress and the progression of chronic pain conditions. My role is to provide support for all of the projects in our lab, but I am especially excited about our work on the role of stress neuroadaptation in addiction.