Mallory Locklear is a native of Summerville, South Carolina and received her Bachelor of Science in economics and neuroscience from Furman University in 2009. Currently, she is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
Mallory is the current secretary of the Graduate Student Organization and served as her department senator for the previous two years. Through the GSO, she has served on numerous campus committees including the Recreation Center Advisory Board, the Smoking Cessation Working Group, and the GSO Academic Affairs Committee. She has also been a student representative on the Neurobiology Graduate Program Committee for the past three years and is a current contributing columnist for the Stony Brook University newspaper, The Statesman.
Mallory’s dissertation research is centered around disorders such as schizophrenia and autism in which men and women are affected very differently and her research explores how hormones may influence these differences.