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Current lab members

Luke Remage-Healey, PhD

Brief Bio: I grew up in central Maine playing hockey and dreaming of surfing. I got my start in science as sophomore under the careful tutelage of Professor L. Michael Romero at Tufts University. This was where I became infatuated with hormones and their multitudinous regulatory roles in the body and brain. I was then fortunate to join the outstanding graduate program in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. There, I trained for my PhD with Dr. Andrew Bass exploring the neural mechanisms of vocalization in midshipman fish, and how they are modulated by steroid hormones. I completed my postdoctoral training with the incomparable Dr. Barney Schlinger at the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at UCLA. Together, we discovered the fast fluctuations in brain estrogens during social interactions that set the foundation for my independent lab. I was then fortunate to join the faculty at UMass in 2010. Current CV.

Research Interests: Steroid hormone production and action in brain circuits; Vocal production and sensorimotor learning; Neuromodulation and electrophysiology of neuronal circuits.

Marcela Fernandez-Peters, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD: Cornell University
For more on Marcela's work and interests click here.
Jeremy Spool, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD: University of Wisconsin, Madison
For more on Jeremy's work and interests click here.
Katie Schroeder, M.S.
Graduate Student
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program
More on Katie's work can be found here.
Hyejoo Kang, M.S.
Graduate Student
Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Hannah Boyd
Lab manager
Commonwealth Honors College
Dan Pollak
Research Assistant
Commonwealth Honors College
Maddy Manfredi
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Animal Care
Lily Fahey
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Animal Care
Liz Poirier
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Animal Care
Nick Ambrosio
Research Assistant
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Elise Babula
Research Assistant
Jonathan Morse, B.S.
Research Assistant and Lab Manager
Britt Mardis
Research Assistant
Sophie Elgart
Research Assistant
College of Natural Sciences
Felipe Augusto Cini Da Silva, M.S.
Graduate Student
Neuroscience and Behavior Program

Lab Alumni

Matheus Lima, B.S.
Graduate Student - LASPAU Fellow Neuroscience and Behavior Program Matheus is now a postdoc in the lab of Melissa Caras at the University of Maryland.
Abigail Cashel
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Animal Care
Following graduation, Abby entered the program in Veterinary medicine at Tufts University
Zahra Alam
Research Assistant
Following graduation, Zahra joined on as a technician in the Koliatsos neuropathology lab at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Amelia Hecsh
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduateion, Amelia enrolled as a Graduate Student at George Mason University's School of Policy and Government
Rachel Frazier
Post-Baccalaureate PREP student
Garrett Scarpa
Graduate, UMass College of Natural Sciences
Former Lab Manager
Garrett is now in the PhD program at Tufts University Medical School
Catherine deBournonville, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD: University of Liege
Violet Ivan
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Anna De La Cruz
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Anna has been accepted for early admission to Veterinary Medicine at Tufts!
Daniel Vahaba, B.S.
Graduate Student
Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Dan is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Smith College.
Vanessa Indeglia
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation Vanessa enrolled in veterinary medicine at Tufts University.
Tessa Oliver
Commonwealth Honors College
After graduating with honors, Tessa joined as a clinical research coordinator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Newton, MA.
Amelia Ho
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation Amelia enrolled in veterinary medicine at Tufts University.
Miranda Senft
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation Miranda enrolled in veterinary medicine at Cornell University.
Kyssia Mendoza
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following gradution Kyssia joined the Ricci lab at Stanford University as a research technician.
Aiden McGrath
UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation Vanessa enrolled in veterinary medicine at Tufts University.
Amanda Krentzel, B.S.
Graduate Student
Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Amanda is now a postdoc in the lab of John Meitzen at NC State University.
Olivia Li
UMass College of Natural Sciences
After graduating with honors, Olivia joined the lab of Bradford Lowell at Harvard Medical School.
Maaya Ikeda, PhD.
Graduate Student
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Program
Maaya is now a postdoc in the lab of Todd Roberts at UT Southwestern
Vanessa Lee
UMass Commonwealth Honors College
After graduating with honors, Vanessa enrolled in medical school at UMass Worcester, following a stint as a technician in the lab of Mariana Pereira.
Christina Moschetto and Jessica Neves
UMass College of Natural Sciences Following graduation Christina enrolled in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and Jessica joined Benchmark Senior Living as a Program Coordinator.
Era Koroveshi
Following graduation with honors, Era began a position at Charles River Laboratories.
Ben Pawlisch, PhD
Ben was a postdoc in the lab and is now an Assistant Professor in Biology at Adrian College.
Joseph "Rudi" Starrett, BS
UMass Commonwealth Honors College Graduate
Rudi was an undergraduate and then lab manager. He is now enrolled in the neuroscience graduate program at the University of Michigan.
Dana Moseley, PhD
Collaborator
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program.
Dana became a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, and is now on the faculty at James Madison University.
Ifeyinwa Arinze
Graduate: Mt. Holyoke College
Following graduation Ify accepted a position as a lab manager for the Moorman lab.
Victoria Turner
Graduate: Amherst College
Following graduation, Victoria took a position as a technician in a laboratory in Japan.
Thomas Cao
Graduate: UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation, Tom took a technician position at a Clinical Science Lab in Mansfield, MA.
Sung David Jeon
Honors Graduate: Amherst College
Following graduation, David enrolled in medical school at the University of Rochester.
Clemens Probst
Graduate: UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation, Clemens took a position as a research technician at Mass General Hospital.
Aaron Karp
Graduate: UMass Commonwealth Honors College
Following graduation, Aaron took a position as a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Endowments Institute
Ashley Paon, B.S.
Ashley is currently in Boston, MA preparing for neuropsychology graduate programs.
Mike Stefanelli Graduate: UMass College of Natural Sciences
Following graduation, Mike took a position at Life Cell Corporation.
Narendra Joshi
Honors Graduate of Amherst College
Following graduation, Narendra took a position at Columbia University in the lab of Richard Axel, and is now enrolled in the neuroscience graduate program at Harvard University.
Laura Bernal-Corzo
UMass Commonwealth Honors College
Diane Kelly, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Neuroscience and Behavior Program More on Diane's Research
Andrew Chao
Andrew was our lab manager when the lab was just hatching in 2010, and we all became gratefully well-provisioned. After leaving the lab, Andrew began his studies in veterinary medicine at UC Davis.