Jonas Calsbeek

Graduate Student

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Education: B.S. in Neuroscience, B.S. in Psychology // Washington State University Vancouver

I am a graduate student in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group here at UC Davis. Prior to attending graduate school, I spent 8 years in the US Navy where I realized that more research was needed on how prescription drugs or chemical exposure can alter the behavior of humans. I returned to university in 2013 to study the biology and psychology of the brain at Washington State University, where I performed research developing rodent behavioral models for preclinical pain studies. I came to UC Davis and joined the Lein Lab in 2016 to continue learning about how drug or chemical exposure can affect the brain to alter behavior or produce neuropathology.

When I’m not in the lab I am usually spending time with my wife, Caitlin, and our kids, Jacob and Liliana. We enjoy climbing, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.