Hersheys Lab



Tamara Hershey, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Professor
Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology Departments
Dr. Hershey has a PhD in neuropsychology and postdoctoral training in neuroimaging. Her lab has been supported by NIH and foundations for the past 20 years. In addition to her science, she is Lab Chief for the Neuroimaging Labs in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at WUSM, Co-Director of the Neuroscience PhD Program and past president of the Academic Women’s Network at WUSM. She has mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdocs and junior faculty in clinical neuroscience fields, and co-directed a Peer Mentoring Program at WUSM for several years.


Sarah Eisenstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Eisenstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She uses MRI and PET neuroimaging techniques to study the roles of white matter integrity and different neurotransmitter systems in diseases of the brain. She is currently researching the role of neuroinflammation in the behavioral aspects of obesity. She is also interested in how genetics and dopamine and opioid signaling interact to affect reward-related behavior in obesity, drug abuse, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.