Kelly Tam, BS
Kelly joined the CCNI in 2011 as a student volunteer working on her Major Qualifying Project for her BS degree in Biology & Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). She was mentored by both an Associate Professor from WPI as well as by the Director of the CCNI. Working closely with the Research Assistant of the CCNI, she studied the role of glutamate in nicotine-sensitization by testing the effects of a novel drug.
Upon completion of her degree requirement, Kelly became a member of the CCNI. She has continued working on nicotine studies and performs both the behavioral and imaging (fMRI) components. Her research interests are in the neurobiology of addiction and mental disorders, with focus on drug studies targeted at these specific ailments.