Concordia College, Department of Psychology

Dr. Mikel L. Olson, Ph.D.

The actin cytoskeleton.  Due to actin’s ability to rapidly assemble and disassemble, some cells use actin (along with myosin) as a motor.


Photo Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization




My interests are in physiological psychology with an emphasis on the neurobiological factors that underlie learning and memory formation.  

Click on the “Research” tab on the left to read about current research projects underway in the lab.


I teach courses in psychology and neuroscience.  Click on the “Courses” tab to view my course offerings.



Dr. Mikel L. Olson, Ph.D.

Concordia College

Department of Psychology

901 8th St. South

Moorhead, MN 56562

Contact Information

Phone: 218-299-3253

Fax: 218-299-4308