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Post-Doctoral Associates/Fellows and Graduate Students

Matthew Adusei, M.S.
Matthew Adusei, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab

Research Interest:

Identifying corticogeniculate neurons in extrastriate visual cortex

Swapna Agarwalla,
Swapna Agarwalla

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Carney Lab

Abigail Alpers,
Abigail Alpers

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Graduate Student
Haptics Lab

Research Interest:

Abnormalities in the sensorimotor network in dystonia

Aiesha Anchan,
Aiesha Anchan

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Graduate Student
Sarkar Lab

Esteban Avendaño-Fernandez,
Esteban Avendaño-Fernandez

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Translational cognitive neurophysiology, aging and neuroinflammation. Clinical applications of cognitive neurophysiological modulation from cognitive-motor interaction. Understanding neurodevelopment to investigate its clinical applicability in healthy aging

Halima Aweis, M.S.
Halima Aweis, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Haber Lab
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Rodent and primate cross-species investigation of myelin maturation patterns during postnatal development. Investigating the effects induced by early exposure to amphetamine.

Muhammet Ay, PhD
Muhammet Ay, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarkar Lab

Estephanie Balbuena, MS
Estephanie Balbuena, MS

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Graduate Student
Fogaça Lab

Research Interest:

Circadian rhythms

Erin Bojanek, PhD
Erin Bojanek, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Understanding underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of sensory processing in autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders

Amy Bucklaew, MS
Amy Bucklaew, MS

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Graduate Student
Mitchell Lab

Research Interest:

Investigating the neural mechanisms of visual processing and selective attention

Dominic Bunn,
Dominic Bunn

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Graduate Student
Gail Johnson Lab
Wojtovich Lab

Research Interest:

The effects of pathological tau uptake by astrocytes on mitochondrial function and the impact on their ability to support neuron health

Lia Calcines Rodriguez, MS
Lia Calcines Rodriguez, MS

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Graduate Student
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Research Interest:

Unraveling microglial-intrinsic sex-specific properties and their contribution to Alzheimer's disease pathology 

Andrea Campbell,
Andrea Campbell

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Graduate Student
McGregor Lab

Paul Cavanah,
Paul Cavanah

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Graduate Student
Fiebelkorn Lab

MaKenna Cealie, PhD
MaKenna Cealie, PhD

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest:

The effects of developmental alcohol exposure on glia and neurons

Hayley Chang,
Hayley Chang

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Exploring neurophysiological changes of multisensory processing in knockout mouse models of childhood rare diseases

Siddharth Chittaranjan, BS
Siddharth Chittaranjan, BS

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Graduate Student
Smith Lab

Zachary Christensen, BS
Zachary Christensen, BS

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Identifying brain imaging biomarkers of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its neurocognitive correlates

Anthony Bryan Crum, MS
Anthony Bryan Crum, MS

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Graduate Student
Meeks Lab

Research Interest:

Effects of traumatic brain injury on olfactory circuits

Thomas Delgado, MS
Thomas Delgado, MS

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Graduate Student
Gail Johnson Lab

Research Interest:

The role of transglutaminase 2 in mediating the response of astrocytes to injury and their ability to support neuron survival and neurite outgrowth

Yanya Ding,
Yanya Ding

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Age-related histological and neurophysiological changes of auditory processing in a knockout mouse model of juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis

Yun Ding, PhD
Yun Ding, PhD

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Postdoctoral Associate
Fiebelkorn Lab

Michael DuHain, M.S.
Michael DuHain, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Haptics Lab

Research Interest:

Selectivy of MSTd neurons to optic flow pattersn along curved paths

Tresa Marian Elias,
Tresa Marian Elias

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Graduate Student
Brown Lab

Afagh Farhadi,
Afagh Farhadi

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Graduate Student
Carney Lab

Alexis Feidler, MS
Alexis Feidler, MS

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Graduate Student
McGrath Lab

Research Interest:

Develop the micro Sim Blood-Bain Barrier+ for modeling human, adult neurodegenerative diseases

Jingyu Feng, Ph.D.
Jingyu Feng, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Wang Lab

Johanna Fritzinger, M.S.
Johanna Fritzinger, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Carney Lab

Research Interest:

Timbre encoding in the auditory midbrain

Tanya Garg, MS
Tanya Garg, MS

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Graduate Student
ZVR Lab

Michael Giannetto, MS
Michael Giannetto, MS

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Graduate Student
Nedergaard Lab

Research Interest:

Astrocytic roles in the brain

Leslie Gonzales, MS
Leslie Gonzales, MS

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Graduate Student
Henry Lab

Research Interest:

Pharmacology of auditory efferent fibers

John Gonzalez-Amoretti, MS
John Gonzalez-Amoretti, MS

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Graduate Student
Snyder Lab

Research Interest:

Exploring a casual role of PFC in the selection of information in MT

Julia Granato, MS
Julia Granato, MS

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Graduate Student
Hammond Lab

Research Interest:

The role of brain-specific complement inhibitor Sez6L2 in synaptic connectivity during development

Daniel Guest,
Daniel Guest

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Carney Lab

Catalina Guzman, MS
Catalina Guzman, MS

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Graduate Student
Pain and Perceptions Lab

Research Interest:

Ketamine and pain signaling

Aaron Huynh,
Aaron Huynh

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Graduate Student
Busza Lab

Emily Isenstein, BS
Emily Isenstein, BS

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Graduate Student
Tadin Lab
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Tactile and proprioceptive functioning in autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders, visual/proprioceptive integration

Aishwarya Jayan,
Aishwarya Jayan

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Graduate Student
Iordan Lab

Dennis Jung, M.S.
Dennis Jung, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Snyder Lab

Research Interest:

Investigating working memory mechanisms in non-human primates via cross-scale electrophysiology

Jeehyun Kim, BS
Jeehyun Kim, BS

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Studying neurophysiological underpinnings of cognitive and motor symptoms of movement disorders and further modulation by deep brain stimulation

Dennisha King, MS
Dennisha King, MS

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Graduate Student
Fudge Lab

Research Interest:

Microglia's Role in Amygdala Paralaminar Nucleus (PL) Neuron Development in Nonhuman Primates

Bartosz Kula, PhD
Bartosz Kula, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Smith Lab

Niki Lam,
Niki Lam

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Graduate Student
Huxlin Lab

Chen Li,
Chen Li

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Graduate Student
Fiebelkorn Lab

Sean Lydon,
Sean Lydon

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Graduate Student
Libby Lab

Research Interest:

Neurotoxic reactive glia cells in acute and chronic models of glaucoma

Gavin Magill,
Gavin Magill

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Graduate Student
Fogaça Lab

Varunharan Manoharan,
Varunharan Manoharan

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Postdoctoral Associate
Meeks Lab

Mariah Marrero,
Mariah Marrero

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Graduate Student
Gelbard Lab

Research Interest:

Elucidating the role of High mobility group box 1 in blood-brain barrier breakdown and neuroinflammation

Margaux Masten, BS
Margaux Masten, BS

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Graduate Student
Sobolewski Lab

Research Interest:

Understanding the impact of late gestational air pollution exposure on the developing brain

Abigail Mayer, MS
Abigail Mayer, MS

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Graduate Student
Xia Lab

Research Interest:

PP1 function in neurodevelopmental disease

Tanique McDonald,
Tanique McDonald

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab

Cody McKee, PhD
Cody McKee, PhD

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Graduate Student
Xia Lab

Research Interest:

Understanding the role of Protein Phosphatase 1 beta on neuronal function

Paul Mitchell,
Paul Mitchell

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Graduate Student
Carney Lab

Allison Murphy, PhD
Allison Murphy, PhD

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Postdoctoral Associate
Briggs Lab

Research Interest:

Role of corticogeniculate feedback in vision

Erin Murray,
Erin Murray

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Graduate Student
Sobolewski Lab

Daulton Myers,
Daulton Myers

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Graduate Student
Fudge Lab

Research Interest:

Prefrontal cortex-amygdala circuits underlying social decision-making

Evan Newbold, MS
Evan Newbold, MS

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Graduate Student
Nedergaard Lab

Research Interest:

Immunoprofiling using mass cytometry following peripheral insult

Paige Nicklas, MS
Paige Nicklas, MS

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Neurophysiology & cognitive-motor integration in children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disability

Mark Osabutey, MS
Mark Osabutey, MS

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Graduate Student
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Research Interest:

Exploring the cellular basis of neuroinflammation and attendant cognitive deficits due to cranial radiation exposure

Andre Palacios Duran,
Andre Palacios Duran

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Graduate Student
Maddox Lab

Gavin Piester,
Gavin Piester

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest:

The effects of modulating Sigma-1 receptor signaling on pathogenic activities of astrocytes in Parkinson's Disease

Elizabeth Plunk, MS
Elizabeth Plunk, MS

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest:

Investigating the effects of developmental exposures to environmentally relevant toxicants on glia and neurons

Victoria Popov, MS
Victoria Popov, MS

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Acute exercise intervention to ameliorate inhibitory control deficits in schizophrenia.

Emily Przysinda, PhD
Emily Przysinda, PhD

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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

Zach Redding, Ph.D.
Zach Redding, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Fiebelkorn Lab

Bryan Redmond, MS
Bryan Redmond, MS

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Graduate Student
Huxlin Lab

Research Interest:

Visual retraining after stroke

Gregory Reilly, M.S.
Gregory Reilly, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Portman Lab

Research Interest: Investigation of sex differences in innate behaviors

Pablo Reina-Gonzalez,
Pablo Reina-Gonzalez

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Graduate Student
Sarkar Lab

Research Interest:

I’m interested in science policy and regulation. My future goals are to help protect vulnerable communities from environmental toxicants exposures.

David Richardson,
David Richardson

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Graduate Student
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Age differences in proactive and reactive cognitive-motor interactions

Brandon Ruszala,
Brandon Ruszala

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Graduate Student
Schieber Lab

Research Interest:

Brain-Computer Interfacing; Electrical Intracortical Microstimulation

Thomas Scudder,
Thomas Scudder

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Graduate Student
Xia Lab

Maleelo "Lelo" Shamambo, MS
Maleelo "Lelo" Shamambo, MS

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Graduate Student
Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Research Interest:

Contribution of secondary insults to neuropathology in rare genetic diseases

Tong Shan,
Tong Shan

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Graduate Student
Maddox Lab

Fei Shang, M.S.
Fei Shang, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Schallek Lab

Research Interest: Structural and functional analysis of alpha smooth muscle actin in the mouse retina (under normal and hyperglycemic conditions

Caitlin Sharp, MS
Caitlin Sharp, MS

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Graduate Student
ZVR Lab

Research Interest:

Investigating the neurophysiology of cognitive-motor interactions in schizophrenia spectrum disorders

Luke Shaw, MS
Luke Shaw, MS

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Graduate Student
Mitchell Lab
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Fronto-parietal feedback circuits and their role in visually guided reaching

Mark Stoessel, MS
Mark Stoessel, MS

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Graduate Student
Majewska Lab

Research Interest:

Pathways that control cerebellar microglia dynamics and how these pathways contribute to cerebellar physiology and function

Thomas Stoll,
Thomas Stoll

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Graduate Student
Maddox Lab

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

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Mechanisms of mesofrontal dopaminergic plasticity

Bingyu Sun,
Bingyu Sun

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Graduate Student
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Mechanism of microglia response to cannabidiol in healthy and diseased states

Shyanthony Synigal,
Shyanthony Synigal

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Graduate Student
Lalor Lab

Kathryn Toffolo, PhD
Kathryn Toffolo, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Investigating language acquisition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jinxin Wang, Ph.D.
Jinxin Wang, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Associate
Meeks Lab

Athena Willis, PhD
Athena Willis, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Research Interest:

Neurophysiology of multisensory perception and predictive processing in autism and neurotypical populations

Hayley Wnuk,
Hayley Wnuk

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Graduate Student
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

The influence of emotional well-being on Alzheimer’s Disease progression.

Sarah Yablonski, MS
Sarah Yablonski, MS

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Graduate Student
Libby Lab

Research Interest:

Pathways of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma

Jingyi Yang, M.S.
Jingyi Yang, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab
Huxlin Lab

Research Interest:

Plasticity in the early visual system

Sazneen Zahin,
Sazneen Zahin

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Graduate Student
Fiebelkorn Lab

Zhonghao (Sam) Zhao,
Zhonghao (Sam) Zhao

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Graduate Student
Schieber Lab

Silei Zhu, M.S.
Silei Zhu, M.S.

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Graduate Student
Briggs Lab

Research Interest:

The functions of corticogeniculate feedback in visual behaviors