Tess Durham

Research Assistant


I am a Master’s Student of Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigations at UW Madison’s School of Pharmacy. In the Cirelli lab, I work with mouse models on the mystery of sleep and sensory disconnection. Prior, I received a BS from Fordham University in Neuroscience and Philosophy. I served as a student researcher in Dr. Elissa Aminoff’s Vision and Memory Lab and worked on problems of high-level visual processing using FMRI and EEG. I also served as a research coordinator at the Bronx VA for advancing geriatric emergency care in numerous emergency departments under the guidance of Dr. Ula Hwang and Dr. Joshua Chodosh.

Research Interests: Psychedelics, sleep, neuroplasticity, altered states of consciousness, creativity, indigenous medicines