Jesse McClure

285 Plantation St #707
Worcester MA 01604


Assistant ProfessorCurrent
Carroll College
Department of Anthrozoology

Postdoctoral Associate2015–2018
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Vertebrate Genomics Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology


Doctor of Philosophy2015
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Neuroscience & Behavior
Dissertation: Behavioral & Neural Mechanisms of Impulsive Choice

CIRTL Scholar2015
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning
Project: Cooperative Learning in an Upper Division Writing Class

Bachelor of Science2008
St Cloud State University
Biomedical Science, Animal Behavior


Carroll College
Introduction to Canine Training, InstructorFall 2018
Advanced Canine Training, InstructorSpring 2019

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Machine Learning, Local CoordinatorSpring 2017

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching, Local CoordinatorFall 2014
Junior Writing in Psychology, Interim Course CoordinatorFall 2013, Fall 2014
Tech Tools for Behavioral Studies, InstructorSpring 2013
Junior Writing in Psychology, Teaching AssociateSpring 2011–Spring 2014
Ichthyology Laboratory, Teaching AssistantFall 2010

St Cloud State University
Zoology Laboratory, Teaching Assistant, Guest LecturerSpring 2008
Chemistry Tutor, All levels2007–2008
General Chemistry Laboratory, Teaching Assistant2006–2008


  1. McClure J, Richardson HN. Adolescent increase in delay discounting predicts adult alcohol consumption in rats. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
  2. McClure J, Richardson HN. Delay and quantity discounting as distinct subtypes of impulsive choice. PLoS One
  3. Pagnier G, McClure J, Cohen A. The relationship between arousal, personality, and perception of control in a gambling task. Psychophysiology
  4. Schraft HA, Medina O, McClure J, Logue DM. Within-day improvementin a behavioral display: wild birds 'warm up'. Animal Behavior
  5. Podos J, Moseley DL, Goodwin S, McClure J, Taft B, Strauss AVH, Rega-Brodsky C, Lahti DC. A fine-scale, broadly applicable index of vocal performance: frequency excursion Animal Behavior
  6. McClure J, Podos J, Richardson HN. Isolating the delay component of impulsive choice in adolescent rats. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience


  1. McClure J. poster. Cooperative learning for basic writing skills in an upper division writing class CIRTL Forum. College Station TX, 2015
  2. Pagnier G, McClure J, Richardson H, Cohen A. poster. Personality and arousal while gambling. National Council on Responsible Gambling. Las Vegas NV, 2014
  3. Logue D, Schraft H, McClure J, Medina O. abstract. Singing performance varies over time, and among contexts and individuals in Adelaide's wablers. Animal Behavior Society. Princeton NJ, 2014
  4. Podos J, Moseley DL, Goodwin S, McClure J, Taft B, Strauss AVH, Lahti DC. abstract. A new measure of performance: frequency excursion. Animal Behavior Society. Princeton NJ, 2014
  5. McClure J, Jackson F, Richardson HN. poster. Precision of Timing Contributes to Impulsive Choice in Adolescent Rats. Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans LA, 2013
  6. Ikeda M, McClure J, Remage-Healey L. poster. Catecholaminergic Regulation of Estradiol Synthesis in the Zebra Finch Auditory Forebrain. Society for Neuroscience. San Diego CA, 2012
  7. McClure J. Invited Lecture. Neurobiology of Operant Learning. International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Warwick RI, 2012
  8. McClure J, Richardson HN. poster. Impulsive Choice Predicts Alcohol Consumption in Female Rats. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. Kailua Kona HI, 2012
  9. McClure J, Po P, Richardson HN. poster. Risk Sensitivity as a Test of Impulsive Choice in Rats. Society for Neuroscience. Washington DC, 2011 · Life Science Graduate Research Symposium. Amherst MA, 2011


Vincent Dethier Award2014
For academic performance, research performance, and contributions that enhance the quality of the NSB Program
Best Poster Presentation2011
Life Science Graduate Research Symposium, Amherst MA
NIH Training Fellowship2008–2010


Neuroscience & Behavior doctoral program peer mentor2011–2014
Undergraduate research mentor2010–2014
  • Supervised three senior thesis projects
  • Supported two other students' independent research projects
  • Instructed lab members on operant behavior and data analysis
Neuroscience & Behavior graduate recruitment committee2009–2013
Education & Outreach committee, founder2008–2012
  • Brain Awareness Week, coordinator
  • Massachusetts Academy of Science, presenter
  • Connecticut River Watershed Conference, guest judge
Neu-Rho-Sci Honors Society induction, invited guest speaker2011
Massachusetts Academy of Science, presenter2010
Brownbag seminar series, organizer2009
Psychology department tutoring program, founder2008