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Program Training Coordinator

Lindsey Hamilton, Ph.D.

Dr. Hamilton serves as the Training Coordinator for the MARC U-STAR program. Dr. Hamilton is the primary instructor for the MARC courses (e.g., PSYC 4680 – Behavioral Sciences Research Seminar, PSYC 4780 – Behavioral Sciences Research: Ethics and Issues, and PSYC 4090 – Research Design and Development), and coordinates all aspects of the MARC scholars’ research training (i.e., from initial laboratory placement through graduate school selection). Dr. Hamilton earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from Bates College followed by Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Wake Forest University School of Medicine studying the long-term neuropharmacological, neurochemical, and behavioral alterations of in utero cocaine exposure in nonhuman primates After earning her doctoral degree, she continued her research training working as a behavioral pharmacologist and primatologist for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) examining the safety and efficacy of chemical warfare nerve agent medical countermeasures. Dr. Hamilton is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the CU Denver Psychology Department and also serves as the Department’s Honors Program Coordinator and co-advisor to the UCD Psychology chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Dr. Hamilton has won numerous awards for her research and presentations and has a true passion for teaching and mentoring. Dr. Hamilton is very excited to share her experiences navigating the progression from undergraduate psychology student to biomedical and behavioral sciences professional with MARC scholars who are currently on this journey.


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