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Doctoral Graduate Students

  • Mary C. Catanese

    B.A. English, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)
    Cellular and Molecular Signaling Pathways
    Dr. Laura Vandenberg
    Dr. Robert T. Zoeller
  • Rosamund E. Combs-Bachmann

    Rosamund E. Combs-Bachmann

    B.A. Biology & English, Guildford College, May 2005
    Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity
    Dr. James Chambers
  • Amanda Cremone

    B.S. in Psychology & Biology, Merrimack College, May 2012
    Role of sleep and early experience on development and cognitive functioning
    Dr. Jennifer McDermott
  • Adaeze Egwuatu

    B.S. Psychology, University of Florida, December 2011
    The neural mechanisms underlying self-regulation in typical and atypical populations throughout development
    Dr. Jennifer M. McDermott
  • Chaia Flegenheimer

    B.A. Neuroscience and Behavior, Vassar College, May 2013
    The development of attention in typically and atypically developing populations
    Dr. Jennifer McDermott
  • Daniil Frolov

    B.S., Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 2004
    M.S., Biology with specialization in Human and Animal Physiology and Endocrinology, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 2007
    Behavioral and Electrophysiological Investigations of Sensorimotor System Development
    Dr. Geng-Lin Li
  • Amanda F. Hamel

    Amanda F. Hamel

    B.S. Animal Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2008
    Primate Cognition and Behavior
    Dr. Melinda Novak
  • John Hernandez

    B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, May 2010
    M.S. Biology, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, August 2012
    Behavioral, Electrophysiological, and Molecular mechanisms underlying sexually dimorphic behavior
    Dr. David Moorman
  • Jeffreys Nathaniel Johnson

    Jeffreys Nathaniel Johnson

    B.S. Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, May 2010
    Pharmacology and mechanism of action of the sigma receptor
    Dr. James Chambers
  • Beata Kaminska

    B.S., Individualized Major: Developmental Neuropsychology and Spanish, University of Connecticut, May 2014
    Development of second language skills and attention in typically and atypically developing populations
  • Elina Kaplan

    B.S. Neuroscience, Brandeis University, May 2007
    Multimodal processing and attention.
    Dr. Alexandra Jesse
  • Amanda A. Krentzel

    B.S. Neuroscience, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport (May 2011)
    Molecular and Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; Sexual Differentiation and Sexual Dimorphism
    Dr. Luke Remage-Healey
  • Ajay Kumar

    B.S. Biology, George Mason University (2007)
    Social Behavior, Development, and Neuroendocrinology
    Annaliese Beery
  • Matthew LaClair

    B.A. Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, May 2006
    Neuroendocrinology, cognition and goal-directed behavior
    Dr. Agnes Lacreuse
  • Yi-Ling Lu

    Yi-Ling Lu

    B.S. Biology, National Cheng Kung University, June 2004
    M.S. Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University, June 2006
    Stress Response in Prefrontal Cortex
    Dr. Heather Richardson
  • Matheus Macedo-Lima

    B.S. Biology, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil, October 2013
    Evolutionary neurobiology/endocrinology, song learning and songbird development
    Dr. Luke Remage-Healey
  • Emily Manoogian

    Emily Manoogian

    B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, June 2010
    Circadian Rhythms and Neuroendocrinology: Melatonin Influence on the Brain and Reproductive Axis
    Dr. Eric Bittman
  • Janna Mantua

    B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University, May 2011
    Sleep, memory consolidation, and aging
    Dr. Rebecca Spencer
  • Jesse R. McClure

    Jesse R. McClure

    B.S. Biomedical Science, St. Cloud State University, May 2008
    Individual differences in impulsive choice: causes and consequences
    Co-Advisors: Drs. Heather Richardson & Jeffrey Podos
  • Amy M. Ryan

    B.S. Biology, College of William & Mary (May 2007)
    M.A. Psychology, Hunter College-City University of New York (May 2011)
    Primate social learning
    Dr. Melinda Novak
  • Andrea Silva-Gotay

    B.S. Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, 2014
    Neuroendocrinology, neurochemistry, drugs of abuse and addiction behavior, social and sexual behavior
  • Akshata Sonni

    B.S. Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, February 2008
    Sleep, Memory and Aging; Sleep and Movement Disorders; Role of the cerebellum in time perception
    Dr. Rebecca Spencer
  • Chelsea Tyrrell

    B.A. Psychology, Central Connecticut State University, December 2011
    Functional and structural cortical reorganization and treatment outcomes in post-stroke aphasia
    Dr. Gerald B. Downes
  • Margaret Ugolini

    B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience, University of Michigan, May 2013
    Language development in typically and atypically developing children
    Dr. Lisa Sanders
    Dr. Lisa Scott
  • Daniel Vahaba

    B.S. Psychology, Wayne State University, May 2011
    The role of brain-derived estradiol in songbird vocal communication learning across development
    Dr. Luke Remage-Healey
  • Wanette Vargas

    Wanette Vargas

    B.S. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, May 2009
    Neurobiological Mechanisms of Alcohol Addiction
    Dr. Heather N. Richardson
  • Amarylis

    Amarylis Velez-Perez

    B.A. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, May 2009
    Effects of stressors during puberty on adult behavior
    Dr. Jeffrey Blaustein