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Emily Hardy

Graduate Program Coordinator    

Auburn University, Class of 2007


Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Project Management
Education Outreach
Education Program Management
Professional Development
Event Planning
Graduate Payroll
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Course Scheduling and Registration


Emily Hardy was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where she attended Parkway Central High School. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology from Auburn University in 2007. After completing an internship with the St. Louis Zoo, she began working at Emory University’s School of Medicine in the Departments of Physiology and Psychiatry under the supervision of Dr. Gretchen Neigh, PhD. Her neuroscience research background includes working on a rodent model of vascular depression as well as studying the effects of peri-pubertal stress and antidepressants on behavior and cerebral plasticity. Emily joined Georgia State University in 2013 as a Neuroscience Education Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of Dr. Kyle Frantz, PhD, Emily coordinated the Atlanta Neuroscience Education and Training Program (NET/work). During this time she also served as the Program Coordinator for the Institute on Neuroscience (ION/Teach) summer research program, which recruits high school students, as well as middle and high school teachers who excel in science and are eager to gain experience in neuroscience practice and theory. Emily is currently working as the Graduate Program Administrator at the Neuroscience Institute. Her duties now include managing recruitment and enrollment activities for the graduate (PhD) program in Neuroscience. She also handles graduate course scheduling activities and registration, provides academic advisement service to graduate students, maintains records associated with the graduate program, assists with graduate committees, coordinates professional development workshops and symposia, and handles graduate payroll.


Harrell CS, Hardy E, Boss-Williams K, Weiss JM, Neigh GN. 2013. Sex and lineage interact to predict behavioral effects of chronic adolescent stress in rats. Behavioural Brain Research 248:57-61.

Neigh GN, Nemeth CL, Kelly SD, Hardy EE, Bourke C, Stowe ZN, Owens MJ. 2016. Prenatal Stress-Induced Increases in Hippocampal Von Willebrand Factor Expression Are Prevented by Concurrent Prenatal Escitalopram. Physiology & Behavior 172: 24-30.