Dr. Amanda Chicoli joined the Psychology department in 2019 and is a course director for the neuroscience major. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland where she used behavioral and computational approaches to study collective behavior and decision making in groups of fish. Upon graduation, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science where she used molecular, genetic, and whole-brain imaging to investigate the connectivity and function of the zebrafish dorsal habenulae. She is passionate about science education and is excited to be back at the University of Maryland! 



  • PhD
    Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences, University of Maryland, 2016
  • BS
    Biology, Psychology, Brooklyn College - CUNY, 2010
Amanda Chicoli smiling
1107B Biology-Psychology Building
achicoli [at] umd.edu