Stephanie Desrochers, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry
Flagel Lab

Areas of Interest

Dr. Desrochers is a behavioral neuroscientist who uses rodent models to better understand the behavioral and biological bases of the varied symptoms present in psychiatric disorders. Currently, in the Flagel Lab, she is interested in how the balance between cortical and subcortical neural circuitry modulates cue-motivated behavior, and how this interacts with other complex, maladaptive behavioral phenotypes.

Honors & Awards

  • Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award (2017, 2021)
  • Marie Center Teaching Award, Dartmouth College (2021)
  • Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention (2017)


  • Ph.D. Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College (2023)
  • B.A. Biology: Neuroscience, Colby College (2018)

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Desrochers, S.S.; Spring, M. & Nautiyal, K.M. (2022). A role for serotonin in modulating the opposing drive and brake circuits of impulsivity. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 16, 791749.
  • Desrochers, S.S. & Nautiyal, K.M. (2022). Serotonin 1B receptor effects on response inhibition are independent of inhibitory learning. Neurobiology of learning and memory 187, 107574.
  • Desrochers, S.S.; Lesko, E.; Magalong, V.M.; Balsam, P.D. & Nautiyal, K.M. (2021). A role for reward valuation in the serotonergic modulation of impulsivity. Psychopharmacology 238(11), 3293–3309.

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