Graduate Research Assistant
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Ms. Grace Wild is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology's Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program at George Mason University. She currently works in Dr. Theodore Dumas's lab primarily examining late postnatal emergence in learning and memory abilities.
Grace completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Christopher Newport University in 2020. She graduated magna cum laude and was also honored as an Academic All-American. While there, her research included examining the neural bases of memory development using behavioral and eye-tracking methodologies to study human biases in decision-making. She also completed an intensive internship in Annapolis with the US Naval Academy's Neuropsychology Department administering and interpreting computerized neurocognitive assessments of midshipmen. She is currently interested in exploring developmental trends that occur in both normal and lesioned rodent subjects when completing specific learning and memory tasks in the lab for Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience in Juveniles (PBNJ).