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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

Matthew
 Adusei,
Matthew  Adusei

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Graduate Student
First Year

John Amoretti,
John Amoretti

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Graduate Student
First Year

Katherine Andersh,
Katherine Andersh

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Graduate Student
Libby Lab

Holly Beaulac, M.S.
Holly Beaulac, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Patricia White Lab

Research Interest: Identifying molecular mechanisms that maintain or restore hearing after noise exposure

Amy Bucklaew,
Amy Bucklaew

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Graduate Student
First Year

Madeline Cappelloni,
Madeline Cappelloni

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Graduate Student
Maddox Lab

MaKenna
 Cealie,
MaKenna  Cealie

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Udaysankar Chockanathan,
Udaysankar Chockanathan

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Graduate Student
Neural Circuits and Computation Laboratory

Research Interest: Hippocampal population coding in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease

Emily Crosier, M.S.
Emily Crosier, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Neural Circuits and Computation Laboratory

Research Interest: The role of feedback projections from the hippocampus to the olfactory bulb in sensory coding

Anthony Crum,
Anthony Crum

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Graduate Student
First Year

Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus,
Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest: Anticipatory biasing of visuospatial attention and anatomical connectivity in deaf children.

Yanya Ding,
Yanya Ding

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Graduate Student
First Year

Michael
 DuHain
,
Michael  DuHain

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Graduate Student
First Year

Evelyn Dylda, Ph.D.
Evelyn Dylda, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Wang Lab

Jingyu Feng, Ph.D.
Jingyu Feng, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Wang Lab

Karl Foley,
Karl Foley

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Graduate Student
Xia Lab

Research Interest: The molecular mechanisms of learning and memory

Johanna
 Fritzinger
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Johanna  Fritzinger

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Graduate Student
Carney Lab

Michael Giannetto,
Michael Giannetto

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Graduate Student
First Year

Joshua Hinkle, M.S.
Joshua Hinkle, M.S.

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Graduate Student
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Research Interest: Effects of irradiation on neuron-glia interactions

Dennis Jung,
Dennis Jung

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Graduate Student
Snyder Lab

Berke Karaahmet,
Berke Karaahmet

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Graduate Student
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Research Interest: Neuroinflammation

Dennisha King,
Dennisha King

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Graduate Student
First Year

Alison Livada,
Alison Livada

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Graduate Student
First Year

Colin Lockwood, M.S.
Colin Lockwood, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Research Interest: Systems neuroscience

Alexandra McHale,
Alexandra McHale

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Graduate Student
Fudge Lab

Research Interest: Identifying cortico-amygdala-striatal paths in the social brain

Cody McKee,
Cody McKee

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Graduate Student
Xia Lab

Conor McQuaid, Ph.D.
Conor McQuaid, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Deane Lab

Max Mehlman, Ph.D.
Max Mehlman, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Neural Circuits and Computation Laboratory

Monique Mendes, M.S.
Monique Mendes, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest: Microglial contributions to circuit changes following experience-dependent plasticity

Humberto Mestre, M.S.
Humberto Mestre, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Nedergaard Lab

Research Interest: Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia

Patrick Miller-Rhodes, M.S.
Patrick Miller-Rhodes, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Gelbard Lab

Research Interest: Microglia-lymphocyte crosstalk in HIV-1 associated neuro-cognitive disorder

Kathleen Miller-Rhodes, M.S.
Kathleen Miller-Rhodes, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Neurovascular Protection Group

Research Interest: Focus on lung-brain coupling during focal ischemia

Ciara Molloy, Ph.D.
Ciara Molloy, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Allison Murphy,
Allison Murphy

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab

Research Interest: Role of corticogeniculate feedback in vision

Daxiang Na, M.S.
Daxiang Na, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Patricia White Lab

Evan Newbold,
Evan Newbold

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Graduate Student
First Year

Paige Nicklas,
Paige Nicklas

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Graduate Student
First Year

Aaron  Nidiffer, Ph.D.
Aaron  Nidiffer, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Lalor Lab

Laura Owlett, M.S.
Laura Owlett, M.S.

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Graduate Student
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Research Interest: Investigating the role of Axl in modulating microglial clearance of amyloid beta plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Yunpeng Pang,
Yunpeng Pang

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Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Research Interest: The role of the redox/Fyn/c-Cbl pathway as a master regulator of glial progenitor cell division, differentiation and survival

Melissa Polonenko, Ph.D.
Melissa Polonenko, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maddox Lab

Kevin Prinsloo, Ph.D.
Kevin Prinsloo, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Lalor Lab

Emily Przysinda,
Emily Przysinda

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Graduate Student
Lalor Lab

Research Interest: Neural correlates of social cognition and hierarchical processing of language and music in clinical populations

Bryan Redmond,
Bryan Redmond

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Graduate Student
First Year

Research Interest: Integrated neuro-ophthalmology, psychophysics, clinical and translational science research

Gregory Reilly,
Gregory Reilly

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Graduate Student
Portman Lab

David Richardson,
David Richardson

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest: Neurophysiology and Movement

Melissa
 Rifkin,
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Graduate Student
First Year

Alejandra Rodriguez,
Alejandra Rodriguez

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Graduate Student
First Year

Jacob Rudlong,
Jacob Rudlong

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Graduate Student
Gail Johnson Lab

Research Interest: The role of astrocytic transglutaminase 2 in mediating survival and neuronal health following injury

Garrick Salois, M.S.
Garrick Salois, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Research Interest: The interaction between genetic susceptibilities and perinatal environmental factors in the pathophysiology of intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Abigail Sawicki,
Abigail Sawicki

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Graduate Student
First Year

Rachel Seldowitz,
Rachel Seldowitz

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Graduate Student
First Year

Neal Shah,
Neal Shah

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Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Research Interest: Overcoming c-Cbl inhibition as a new therapeutic strategy for treatment of glioblastoma

Shraddha Shah, M.S.
Shraddha Shah, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab

Research Interest: Neural mechanisms of visual attention

Maleelo Shamambo,
Maleelo Shamambo

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Graduate Student
First Year

Fei Shang,
Fei Shang

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Graduate Student
Schallek Lab

Keshov Sharma, M.S.
Keshov Sharma, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Romanski Lab
Fudge Lab

Research Interest: Identifying neural connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex in the non-human primate

Caitlin
 Sharp,
Caitlin  Sharp

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Graduate Student
First Year

Luke Shaw,
Luke Shaw

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Graduate Student
Wang Lab
Mitchell Lab

Anjali Sinha,
Anjali Sinha

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Graduate Student
Holt Lab

Research Interest: The role of inhibitors of protein phosphatases on long term memory formation

Mark Stoessel,
Mark Stoessel

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Rianne Stowell, Ph.D.
Rianne Stowell, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Wang Lab

Research Interest: Mechanisms of mesofrontal dopaminergic plasticity

Shyanthony Synigal,
Shyanthony Synigal

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Graduate Student
Lalor Lab

Katy Tarrit, Ph.D.
Katy Tarrit, Ph.D.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Alesha Usuki,
Alesha Usuki

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Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Kamy Wakim,
Kamy Wakim

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest: To investigate neural markers of executive dysfunction in addiction and HIV

Jinxin Wang, Ph.D.
Jinxin Wang, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Meeks Lab

Brendan Whitelaw,
Brendan Whitelaw

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest: Microglia in neuronal development

John Wilson,
John Wilson

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Graduate Student
First Year

Jingyi Yang, B.S.
Jingyi Yang, B.S.

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Graduate Student
Huxlin Lab
Briggs Lab

Farangis "Fara" Zakusilo,
Farangis "Fara" Zakusilo

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Graduate Student
Gorbunova & Seluanov Laboratory

Research Interest: The basics of neurodegeneration, as well as basics and therapeutic approaches to neuroregeneration

Silei Zhu,
Silei Zhu

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab