Assistant Professor Psychology Department
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764
Email Address: email@example.com
(802) 287 8068
2009 Ph.D., Neuroscience, Washington University in Saint Louis, Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis, MO
Thesis: Medial Temporal Lobe Structure and Function.
2003 B.A. magna cum laude, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Professional Positions Held
2012 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Green Mountain College
2011 – 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Skidmore College
2009 – 2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas
Green Mountain College (2012 – 2013),
Social Research I (Statistics and Research Methods) (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
Social Research II (Statistics and Research Methods) (Spring 2013)
Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall 2012)
Psychology of Aging (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
Biological Bases of Behavior (Spring 2013)
The Brain, Behavior, and Our Moral Selves (Spring, 2013)
Perception (Sensation and Perception) (Fall, 2013)
Independent Research I (Supervised Independent Study Research Project) (Fall 2012)
Skidmore College (2011 – 2012),
Abnormal Psychology (Fall 2011), two sections
Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
Adult Development (Spring 2012)
Ethics in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Spring 2012)
University of Texas at Dallas (2010 – 2011),
Functional Brain Imaging, (Spring 2011)
Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer
Cognitive Neuroscience, (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
Washington University in Saint Louis (2005),
Neural Sciences Lab
2013 Served on Senior Honors Thesis Committee for Lauren Piechota
2012 Faculty panelist for “Stories out of School” panel at Green Mountain College
"As a member of this panel I narrated the steps I took to gain admittance to graduate school and I offered students advice on taking advantage of opportunities at Green Mountain that would put them in the best position to apply to graduate schools."
2012 Academic advisor of psychology majors at Green Mountain College
2012 Faculty advisor for Psychology Club at Green Mountain College
2011 Organizer of a guest lecture by Dr. Diane Ackerman at Skidmore College
"I hosted and secured funding for a guest lecture by Dr. Diane Ackerman at Skidmore College during the fall semester. Dr. Ackerman is the best-selling author of One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing. My Cognitive Neuroscience students read this book, and through class discussions and one take-home exam, they spent the semester applying what they learned about various neural systems to the experiences of Dr. Ackerman’s husband, post-stroke. Students heard Dr. Ackerman speak about her husband’s recovery, and asked her questions they had been developing over the course of the semester as we explored the effects of neural lesions on cognitive function."
2012 Peer-reviewer for the journal Schizophrenia Research
The article reviewed described the effect of reducing cortical GABAergic inhibition on working memory performance in individuals with recent-onset schizophrenia.
2013 Contributing author to Worth Publishers “Controversies” project
"I was invited to produce a short piece that described a current issue that is currently being debated in in the field of Abnormal Psychology. The issue I chose to address was, “Should individuals with abnormal neural functioning be held less responsible for their behavior than people with normally functioning brains?”"
-Karnik-Henry MS, Wang L, Barch DM, Harms MP, Campanella, C., Csernansky JG. Medial temporal lobe structure and cognition in individuals with schizophrenia and in their non-psychotic siblings. Schizophr Res. 2012 Jul;138(2-3):128-35.
-Karnik M, Wang L, Barch DM, Morris JC, Csernansky JG. BDNF polymorphism rs6265 and hippocampal structure and memory performance in healthy control subjects. Psych. Res. 2010 Jul 30;178(2):425-9.
-Wang L, Mamah D, Harms MP, Karnik M, Price JL, Gado MH, Thompson PA, Barch DM, Miller MI, Csernansky JG. Progressive Deformation of Deep Brain Nuclei and Hippocampal-Amygdala Formation in Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Sep 22.
-Tao R, Karnik M, Ma Z, Auerbach SB. Effect of fentanyl on 5-HT efflux involves both opioid and 5-HT1A receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 2003 Aug;139(8):1498-504.
-Matzel LD, Han YR, Grossman H, Karnik MS, Patel D, Scott N, Specht SM, Gandhi CC. Individual differences in the expression of a "general" learning ability in mice. J Neurosci. 2003 Jul 23;23(16):6423-33.
-Bennett L, Karnik-Henry M, Colby M, Rypma B. Processing speed mediates working memory, but not visual search. A behavioral and functional imaging study of older adults. (2010) Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
-Karnik MS, Wang L, Harms MP, Csernansky JG. Medial Temporal Lobe Structure and Episodic Memory Relationships in schizophrenia. (2008) Program No. 656.14. 2008 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington DC: Society for Neuroscience.
-Karnik MS, Dokucu ME, Cobia DJ, Wang L, Harms MP, Csernansky JG. (2007) Genetic variation in expression of glycogen synthase 3-beta influences cerebral gray matter volume in schizophrenia. Program No. 695.10. 2007 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.
-Karnik MS, Wang L, Dong, H Csernansky JG. Genotype, Schizophrenia and the Thalamus. (2007) Schiz Bull 33: 338. Colorado Springs, CO: International Conference on Schizophrenia Research.
-Auerbach SB, Karnik MS, Ma Z, Tao R. (2002) Effect of fentanyl in the dorsal raphe nucleus on 5-HT efflux involves both opioid and 5-HT1A receptors. Program No. 826.1. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.