Congratulations Dr. Peay

AZBio team member Dylan N. Peay earned his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from Arizona State University.  Dr. Peay serves as Manager, Entrepreneurial Programs and Grants on the AZBio team.

Dylan N. Peay successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Novel Approaches to Modeling Depression in Female and Male Rats: Highlighting the Significance of Age and Sex Hormones, at Arizona State University on August 16, 2023.

Dissertation Committee Members:
Dr. Cheryl Conrad, Department of Psychology, ASU-Committee Chair
Dr. Heather Bimonte-Nelson, Department of Psychology, ASU
Dr. Jessica Verpeut, Department of Psychology, ASU
Dr. Thu Huynh, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Midwestern University, Phoenix

Dr. Peay is originally from Philadelphia, PA and received his BS in Biology from Temple University. He started his career with a focus on STEM education outreach for at-risk youth, working with schools in the Philadelphia area. He then began his graduate studies in behavioral neuroscience at Arizona State University where he received his Master’s in Psychology prior to completing his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience.

During his studies, Dylan published his master’s thesis work in two first-authored peer-reviewed outlets (Behav. Brain Res., 2020 and Neurosci. Lett., 2023) and will have at least three more from his dissertation.

Dylan presented his research at many venues, mentored many undergraduates and high school students with some winning top awards, and participated in many outreach activities for underrepresented students.  He has been awarded the Graduate College Fellowship and the  “Knowledge Mobilization Spotlight Award” from Arizona State University for exemplifying innovative thinking and solutions.

His research has been presented at various national and international conferences and he has been published in Behavioural Brain Research.

At AZBio, Dylan’s work supports the AZBioPEERS education and AZBioPEERS Mentoring  programs, the AZAdvances Initiative, and other supported grant programs.

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