Principal Investigator

Etan J. Markus

Position                       Photo of Dr. Markus

Professor and Associate Department Head

University Address  

Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road,  Unit-1020
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269 – 1020

Office: Bousfield 100
Telephone:  (860) 486 – 4588
FAX:  (860) 486 – 2760


  • Graduate – Connaught Scholarship; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Scholarship; University of Toronto Open FellowshipWilford George Scott Fellowship (in Aging)
  • Postdoc – Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • UConn – Univ. Research Foundation; NIH/NIA First Award; Claude Pepper – Research Development Core; NSF
  • Other – Psi Chi award for “Outstanding Advising in Psychology”; NorthEast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience award for “Excellence in Scholarship and Mentorship”; AAUP “Teaching Excellence Career Award”; CLAS “Excellence in Teaching Award”; UCONN Office of Undergraduate Research “Faculty Mentorship Excellence Award”; NIH NRSA to Jennifer Tropp; Tara Jacobson and Jonathan Oler each recipient of Walter E. Hildick Prize for Innovation in Neuroscience


  • PSYC 2500: Learning
  • PSYC 2209: Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior
    PSYC 3250W: Laboratory in Animal Behavior and Learning;
    PSYC 5251: Neural Foundations of Learning and Memory;
    PSYC 5285: Neurobiology of Aging: Changes in Cognitive Processes;
  • PSYC 298  Aging: From Cell to Society;
    PSYC 358: Neuroscience (co-organizer)