Thomas Cagle

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am a rising junior seeking concentrations in Psychology and Evolutionary Biology at Columbia University. My personal focus concerns the molecular evolution of memory systems dedicated to vision, alongside comparative studies in various botanical entheogenic species; especially in pharmacological contexts, namely long-term agonism of 5-HT2A receptors in prefrontal cortex and primary visual cortex regions. In the future, I hope to work more closely with research of regulatory processes as it pertains to memory formation in conjunction with various biomedicinal applications. Additionally, I aim to explore neural correlates of language acquisition and alogiae as they impart on visual and auditory memory. 

Fun fact: I am from a small town called Lineville located at the foothills of Appalachia in central Alabama; the population of my town is under 3000, and my former high school is located on a cow pasture—once, a cow freely walked into the building, disrupting classes. 

My CV can be found here.

Columbia University

Department of Psychology

406 Schermerhorn Hall

1190 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027