Jens Herberholz
University of Maryland

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  • New publications/submissions:
  • Swierzbinski M.E. and Herberholz J. (2018) Effects of ethanol on sensory inputs to the medial giant interneurons of crayfish. Frontiers in Physiology 9: 448.
  • Swierzbinski M.E., Lazarchik A.R., and Herberholz J. (2017) Prior social experience affects the neural and behavioral responses to acute alcohol in juvenile crayfish. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 1516-1523. [Editor's choice] [Outstanding Paper Prize Nomination]
  • Schadegg A.C. and Herberholz J. (2017) Satiation level affects anti-predatory decisions in foraging juvenile crayfish. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 203: 223-232.

  • Lab news:
  • 04/2018The lab received a seed grant from the Dean's Research Initiative (College of Behavioral and Social Sciences) to study the effects of social experience, dopamine, and alcohol in crayfish and rats. The work will be performed in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Roesch (Psychology, UMD).
  • 04/2018The lab received a seed grant from the Brain & Behavior Initiative (UMD) to develop a discovery platform for neurophysiological measures of serotonin release from cultured gut epithelium cells. The work will be performed in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Reza Ghodssi (Electrical Engineering, UMD) and Dr. William Bentley (Bioengineering, UMD).
  • 03/2018 - Undergraduate research assistant Erik Gunnarsson has received the Gregory F. Ball Scholarship Award from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Congrats!
  • 12/2017Former graduate student Graham Marquart has successfully completed his PhD. Graham was co-advised with Harry Burgess at NIH. Congrats Dr. Marquart!
  • 09/2017 - Former honors student Meghan Murphy (B.S. '15) has received a Fulbright Fellowship. Congrats! (link)
  • 08/2017 - High School student Mark Kurapatti has joined the lab for his senior research internship. Welcome! 
  • 08/2017The lab received a research grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to identify the interactions between social experience and alcohol intoxication in crayfish.



             Principal Investigator                               


                 Jens Herberholz                                              

                                                            Graduate Students                                   


                                                                              Lucy Venuti, B.S.  

                                                                                (UC San Diego, 2010)   


                                                                               Tawen Ho, B.S.     

                                                                  (National Tsing Hua University, 2016)


                                                                             Undergraduate Research Assistants (Spring 2018)                   

Hannah                Tim                    Austin

                                Erik Gunnarsson               
     Hannah Lee                             Timothy Lee                       Austin Widjaja



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