Assistant Professor – InstructionalRani Vasudeva
565 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Instructional faculty, Neuroscience, Anxiety, Research methods, Animal behavior, Addiction


Dr. Rani Vasudeva  received her Neuroscience from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2011 and completed her post-doctoral work at Temple University School of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Vasudeva’s most recent publication investigated the role of serotonin on voluntary alcohol consumption in the rat. Recently she has been an adjunct in both Temple department of psychology and at Drexel University College of Medicine in the Division of Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Studies. Her teaching responsibilities at Temple will include research methods and topic-specific courses which integrate neuroscience concepts.

Selected Publications

  • Vasudeva, RK, Hobby, AR, Kirby, LG. 2015. Ethanol consumption in the Sprague-Dawley rat increases sensitivity of the dorsal raphe nucleus to 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine. Behav Brain Res. 2015 Dec 15;295:35-44
  • Vasudeva, RK, Waterhouse BD. 2014. Cellular profile of the dorsal raphe lateral wing subregion: Interactions with the lateral dorsal tegmental area. J Chem Neuroanat 57-58:15-23.
  • Vasudeva RK, Lin RC, Simpson KL, Waterhouse BD. 2011. Functional organization of the dorsal raphe efferent system with special consideration of nitrergic cell groups. J Chem Neuroanat 41:281-293.

Courses Taught

  • PSY4696 Capstone in Psychology: Nature vs. Nurture
  • PSY3620 Topics in Psychology: Investigation of Addiction Disorders
  • PSY3360 Neuroscience of Development & Aging
  • PSY3096 Conducting Psychology Research
  • PSY3002 Evolutionary & Comparative Psychology
  • PSY1004 Critical Thinking in Psychology
  • PSY1002 Careers in Psychology