Bojana Zupan

Associate Professor of Psychological Science
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Dr. Zupan is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science and a member of the Neuroscience and Behavior program, having joined the Vassar College faculty in the fall of 2012. She teaches courses ranging from First Year Writing Seminar (Psyc184: An Introduction to the Mind: What’s Brain Got to Do With It?) to research methods (Psyc249: Research Methods in Physiological Psychology) and senior seminars (Neur301: Translational Neuroscience: from Lab to Clinic to Public), and runs an active research lab investigating the impact of genetic and environmental factors on development of behavioral traits associated with disorders such as ADHD and Autism.

BA, Barnard College; PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
At Vassar since 2012


Olmsted Hall of Biological Sc
Box 620

Research and Academic Interests

neurodevelopment; social behavior; dopamine; autism


PSYC 200 Statistics and Experimental Design

In the Media

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Principal Investigator Hadley Bergstrom, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, and co-PIs Bojana Zupan, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, and Jennifer Kennell, Associate Professor of Biology, received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a new state-of-the-art confocal microscope platform for basic research and teaching at Vassar, which will fundamentally transform faculty research, faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and advanced-level teaching.

The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a $331,000 grant to Assistant Professor Psychological Science Bojana Zupan to continue her research into the possible causes of autism and similar disorders.


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