Director of the Neuroscience Program; Associate Professor of Psychology
BS, University of Richmond; PhD, University of Massachusetts
Princy Quadros Mennella, PhD, is the Director of the Neuroscience Program
at Bay Path College.
With a primary research focus on the link between hormones and the brain, Dr. Quadros Mennella earned her doctoral degree from the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, successfully submitting the dissertation entitled New Insights into Steroid Hormone Regulation of Progesterone Receptor Expression: Age, Sex and Region Predict Estradiol Action in the Rat Brain
. While at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Quadros Mennella also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and co-founding a chapter of the National Neuroscience Honors Society in the Pioneer Valley. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Richmond.
Prior to her position as director at Bay Path, Dr. Quadros Mennella served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Delaware State University where she taught a variety of neuroscience and related courses, trained students in basic neuroscience laboratory techniques, and supervised independent research projects. At Delaware, she initiated and participated in several statewide programs to foster awareness and excitement among high school students about the profession, including the Delaware Brain Bee Competition (founder and organizer), Neuroscience Open House, and the Bernard Harris Exxon Mobil Summer Science Camp.
Dr. Quadros Mennella has co-authored numerous papers that have appeared in several leading publications, including the Journal of Neuroendocrinology
, Developmental Psychobiology
, Developmental Neurobiology
, and Endocrinology
. She is affiliated with the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and the Society for Neuroscience.