The Spritzer Lab at Middlebury College, led by Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Biology Mark Spritzer, is composed of thesis students, research assistants, and volunteers. 

Our research focuses on sex hormones and cognition, specifically the implications of testosterone levels on spatial learning and memory in aged rats.  We welcome you to explore our research interests as well as current and past projects. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team.

If you wish to join our lab, please send specific inquiries to Professor Mark Spritzer:, or just stop by his office:

McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 344
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT, 05753
Office: 802.443.5676

Most students begin working in the Spritzer Lab as Volunteers (unpaid) or Research Assistants (paid) prior to conducting an independent research project and/or thesis.

There are typically between 2-3 paid Research Assistants (RA) working in the lab during any given semester.  We encourage RAs to work approximately 8 hours per week.  Regular work may include: tissue sectioning, assistance during maze-testing, surgeries, and euthanasia, data entry, etc.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining our lab.