What is Dr. Crowley

up to?

Dr. Crowley has two kids, Harrison and Alice, and a fish named Fishy. She has no hobbies - check back post tenure.


Dr. Crowley is a Washington, DC native and forever East-coaster. Before coming to Penn State, Dr. Crowley received her Bachelors in Psychology and Statistics, worked at The National Institutes on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), received her Masters in Psychology, and was an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow at the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. She then went on to receive her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Neurobiology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Bernhard Luscher in the Biology Department at PSU before joining the Department of Biobehavioral Health as an Assistant Research Professor. As of 2020, Dr. Crowley's lab is in the Department of Biology at Penn State.

Nikki Crowley, PhD
pronouns: she/her

Assistant Professor,
Huck Early Career Chair in Neurobiology & Neural Engineering
Departments of Biology and Biomedical Engineering

Penn State University
Office: 326 Mueller Lab
Lab: 316 Mueller Lab