Research opportunities


Laura’s research team. From left to right – Emma Hampson, Renata Daniels, Asni Solomon, Heather D’Angelo, and Laura Fonken.

Dr. Fonken is  interested in meeting and working with individuals who would like to contribute to innovative neuroscience research. Motivated applicants for undergraduate or technician research positions are encouraged to contact her.

Laura has mentored technicians and undergraduates at The Ohio State University and University of Colorado. Many of these researchers have further pursued study in graduate or medical school.









Emma Hampson, 2016 – present

Asni Solomon, 2016 – present

Heather D’Angelo, 2015 – present

Renata Daniels, 2015 – present

Alyne Rosa Santana, Summer 2015

Meagan Kitt, 2013 – 2015
Currently: Graduate student at Case Western Reserve University

Rebecca Lieberman, 2012 – 2013
Currently: Medical student at University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine

Natalie Hood, 2010 – 2011
Currently: Medical student at University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine

Kristopher Gaier, 2012 – 2013
Currently: Professional Research Assistant at Ohio State University

Hecmarie Melendez-Fernandez, 2012
Currently: Graduate student at Northwestern University

Emily Kitsmiller, 2010 – 2011
Currently: Research Associate at University of Texas Health Science Center

Heather Michaels, 2010
Currently: Professional writer

Dan McCarthy, 2009 – 2010
Currently: Medical student at University of Toledo College of Medicine