The Trials and Tribulations of a Teenage Rat: Summer MAP Series, Ioanna Giannakou ’24

With any research project, there’s the potential for lots of things to go wrong. Being bitten, however? It’s a less common worry.

But when you’re working with rats, as Ioanna Giannakou ’23 did in her summer Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), it’s a possibility worth considering.

This summer, Giannakou worked with Nancy Rempel-Clower, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, studying the effects of adolescent stress on anxiety and depression-like behaviors in rats.

Read more on the Grinnell College website

Original article published October 19, 2023 by Anika Jane Beamer ’22

By Dani Perkins
Dani Perkins Director, Exploratory Career Community