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Faculty

The faculty for the program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies is drawn from several departments and include:

Melissa Lea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. Cognitive Science, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Cognitive Science, Miami University
Areas of interest: Cognitive Science.
Phone: 601.974.1755
Email: leama@millsaps.edu

Kurt Thaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology
B.S. Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Ph.D. Neuroscience, Florida State University
Areas of interest: Eating behavior.
Phone: 601.974.1380
Email: thawak@millsaps.edu

Naila M. Mamoon, MBBS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Bachelor, Medicine and Surgery, Sir Salimullah Medical College, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Areas of interest: Human Physiology and Anatomy.
Phone: 601.974.1283
Email: mamoonm@millsaps.edu

Sarah Lea Anglin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
B.A. Biology, Mississippi College
M.S. Biology, University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D. Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Areas of interest: Genetics, Eukaryotic cell cycle.
Phone: 601.974.1414
Email: mcguisl@millsaps.edu

Patrick D. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Experimental Psychology, University of Mississippi
Ph.D. Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
Areas of interest: Moral Psychology, Neuroethics, Philosophy of Mind.
Phone: 601.974.1293
Email: hopkipd@millsaps.edu

Ryan D. Darling, Ph.D.
Instructor and lecturer, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Anatomy
B.A. Psychology, Miami University
Ph.D. Biopsychology, Miami University
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology.
Phone: 601.984.5056
Email: rdarling@umc.edu

Dr. Sabrice Guerrier
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. in Biology from Long Island University-Brooklyn
Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Areas of interest: Cell Biology, Cell and membrane fusion.
Email: guerrsg@millsaps.edu

Dr. Brent E. Hendrixson
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. Biology, University of Northern Colorado
M.S. Biology, West Texas A & M University
Ph.D. Biology, East Carolina University
Areas of interest: Molecular Systematics and Evolution, Biogeography of the Southwestern United States, Arthropod Conservation Biology, and Arachnid Diversity.
Phone: 601.974.1413
Email: hendrb@millsaps.edu