“During graduate school at UB, I remember being in awe of the people I was surrounded by, both faculty and students. They were incredibly intelligent and intensely motivated. I was challenged to think in new ways and to perform at a level that I didn’t know I had in me.
One of the experiences that had the biggest impact on preparing me for my current position was working as a research assistant in Dr. Jennifer Read’s Alcohol Research Lab. Dr. Read taught me to think like a research methodologist, always looking for the hole or hiccup in any research design. I use much of what I learned in Dr. Read’s Lab on a regular basis in continuing to develop my program of research and in training the students in my lab at Auburn University." – Joseph Bardeen