Lab Coordinator


Haley Dunkel

Lab Coordinator

   Leon Johnson Hall

Research Associate

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Martha Chaverra

Research Associate

   228 Cooley Lab
   (406) 994-7680

Affiliate Faculty

Michael Babcock, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, Montana State University
Affiliate Professor
, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Deborah Cabin, Ph.D.

Assistant ProfessorMcLaughlin Research Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Teresa M. Gunn, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorMcLaughlin Research Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor
, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Ron June, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorMechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Montana State University
Affiliate Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Emeritus Faculty

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Charles Paden, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Neural plasticity and repair; Neuroendocrinology

My principle research area is the neural response to brain injury, with an emphasis on axonal sprouting in neuroendocrine systems.

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Dwight Phillips, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Dr. Phillips retired in July 2004 and continues to work part-time teaching in some courses. Before retirement, his research focused on studies of the effects of alcohol on brain development in an animal model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- with particular emphasis on myelin and glial cell development.

Jim McMillan, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


John P. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
My experimental and theoretical studies were focused on an analysis of the "codes" with which nerve cells in sensory systems represent information about external stimuli, the neural mechanisms through which that information is processed within subsequent stages of the nervous system, and the extent to which the nervous system may have become optimized through evolution.


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Cori Huttinga

Business Operations Manager

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Lisa Musgrave

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator