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Heather Molenda-Figueira


Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: D241 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3690


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 


PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 200 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 325 - Physiological Psychology
PSYC 490 - Seminar: Hormones and Behavior

Research Interests

My research focuses on how pubertal hormones interact with social experiences in determining levels of social behaviors. In particular, I use a rodent model to investigate how testosterone interacts with social housing conditions during puberty to affect adult sexual performance, as well as brain development. Students who collaborate with me in research have gained many skills including animal surgeries, behavior testing and analysis, neuroanatomy, histology and scientific manuscript preparation.

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