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Valerie Hoke

Research Assistant

Valerie joined the Fitzpatrick Lab in June 2012 as a research technician. Since then she participated in MPFI’s Post-Baccalaureate Research Experience (PRE) program in 2014 and is currently lab manager. Her research with Dr. Joe Schumacher focuses on the contribution of cortical neuronal activity to visually guided behavior in the tree shrew.

Research Interests

  • Animal Behavior - perception, learning, and memory

  • Functional cortical circuits and connectivity


  • BS, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 2010