Neuroscience Alumni

Graduates

  • Kameko M. Halfmann
    2010
    04/15/2015

    “"Emotion and Decision-Making in the Aging Brain"”

    Visitng Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Gehl-Mulva Science Center
  • Georgina L. Moreno
    2009
    04/13/2015

    “"The effects of stress on decision making and the prefrontal cortex among older adults"”

  • Amy M. Belfi
    2010
    04/08/2015

    “"A neuropsychological investigation of music, emotion, and autobiographical memory"”

    Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Psychology, New York Univ.
  • Rebecca J. Taugher
    2009
    06/02/2014

    ““Exploring the role of ASIC1A in mouse models of anxiety"”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, UIOWA
  • Jake C. Kurczek
    2009
    04/28/2014

    “"Hippocampal contributions to language: an examination of referential processing and narrative in amnesia"”

    Visitng Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology, Haverford College
  • Calvin Carter
    2009
    04/25/2014

    “"Characterizing the role of primary cilia in neural progenitor cell development and neonatal hydrocephalus"”

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Pediatrics, UIOWA
  • Natassia V. Gaznick
    2010
    02/28/2014

    “"The Role of the Striatum in Impulsivity and Self-awareness: Neuropsychological and Functional Neuroimaging Approaches."”

    Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ, of California-San Diego
  • Nicholas S. Gregory
    2010
    01/30/2014

    “"Why it hurts to exercise: a study of sex, acid sensing ion channels, and fatigue metabolites in the onset of muscle pain"”

    Resident, Dept. of Anesthesia, Washington Univ.
  • Kelsey L. Whittier
    2010
    12/06/2013

    “G-Protein Coupled Receptor Expression in Medulloblastoma Subgroups: Identifying and Exploiting Molecular Targets”

    Resident, Dept. Obstetrics$ Gynecology, Washington Univ
  • Hayley S. McLoughlin
    2009
    11/04/2013

    “"MicroRNA Regulation of Central Nervous System Development and Their Species-Specific Roles in Evolution.”

    Post-doc, Univ of Michigan Health System, Dept of Neurology
  • Mark Lobas
    2007
    09/25/2013

    “"Novel roles for the gamma-protocadherines in the choroid plexus"”

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Physiology, UCLA
  • Huy Nguyen
    2009
    04/25/2013

    “Dystroglycan in Cerebellar Development and Disease”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford Univ
  • Megan Keiser
    2007
    03/14/2013

    “Gene Therapies for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1”

    Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow, Dept. of Hematology, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Erik Asp
    2006
    04/25/2012

    “Is the prefrontal cortex the brain's skeptic? The neuroanatomical correlates of belief and doubt”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Hamline Univ
  • Rupa Gupta Gordon
    2007
    04/06/2012

    “The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage on Interpersonal Coordination in Social Interaction”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Bradley Taber-Thomas
    2008
    12/01/2011

    “A model of the neural bases of predecisional processes: the fronto-limbic information acquisition network”

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Pennsylvania State Univ
  • Kara Gordon
    2006
    11/04/2011

    “"TorsinA and Protein Quality Control"”

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, UCSD
  • Pamela Wernett
    2006
    11/02/2011

    “The effects of MED12 variation upon cell cycle progression and differential gene expression.”

    Health Science Policy Analyst, National Institutes of Health
  • Joshua Cosman
    2006
    10/28/2011

    “The role of learning in visual distraction”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt Univ
  • Kelly C Rowe (Bijanki)
    2007
    08/23/2011

    “Beyond the cortex: Implications of white matter connectivity for depression, cognition, and vascular disease”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, MHCRC-Outpatient, UIOWA
  • Carissa Philippi
    2006
    07/12/2011

    “The Dynamic Self: Exploring the Critical Role of the Default Mode Network in Self Referential Processing”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ellen van der Plas
    2007
    07/08/2011

    “Social Functioning and Brain Structure in Adolescents and Young Adults with Isolated Cleft Lip and/or Palate”

    Postdoc - Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario
  • Hans Packer
    2004
    04/25/2011

    “A dominant negative over expression model of mammalian MED12 function”

    Science Writer, Dept. of Scientific Communications, Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Kanchna Ramchandran
    2006
    12/10/2010

    “The Neuropsychological Correlates of Leadership Effectiveness”

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Psychiatry, UIHC
  • Tim Koscik
    2006
    12/03/2010

    “Social Inference and the Evolution of the Human Brain”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Toronto
  • Audrey Dickey
    2004
    11/22/2010

    “Role of PP2A/Bb2 and PKA/AKAP1 in brain development and function via dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) control of mitochondria shape and bioenergetics”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pediatrics. Univ of California-San Diego School of Medicine
  • Chad Leugers
    04/14/2010

    ““A novel function for microtubule associated protein Tau in growth factor-induced MAPK signaling””

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, Morningside College
  • Hannah Klein de Licona
    2005
    04/05/2010

    “Congenital LCM virus:  Mechanism of brain disease in a rat model of congenital viral infection”

    Resident, Dept. of Neurology, UIHC
  • Lavanya Vijayaraghavan
    2001
    12/02/2009

    “The effects of age at onset of major depressive disorder on motivation”

    Research Coordinator, MS Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurved & Integrative Medicine, Gokula Education Foundation
  • Yishan Sun
    2004
    12/01/2009

    “TRP ion channels contribute to gravity sensing and spatial orientation in drosophila

    Investigator, Research Dept. Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Matthew McNeill
    2004
    11/24/2009

    “An investigation of pigmentation and motility defects in zebrafish transient receptor potential melasatin 7 mutant embryos”

    Bioinformatics Scientist, Dept. Product Development, Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Andrew Garrett
    2005
    11/23/2009

    “Control of synaptogenesis and dendritic arborization by the gamma-protocadherin family of adhesion molecules”

    Postdoctoral Associate, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Janelle Beadle
    2005
    11/18/2009

    “The neuroanatomical basis of empathy:  Is empathy impaired following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex?”

    Research Scientist, Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders, UIOWA
  • Katie Croft
    2004
    08/28/2009

    “Exploring the role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in human social learning: A lesion study”

    Science Faculty, Science Dept., The Hockaday School
  • David Driscoll
    2003
    07/15/2009

    “The effects of prefrontal cortex damage on the regulation of emotion”

    Health Science Specialist, Research Service, Dept of Veteran Affairs
  • Amy Jongeling
    2003
    06/01/2009

    “Ramifications of Persistent Pain for the Action of Opioids in the Locus Coeruleus”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurological Institute, Columbia Univ.
  • Aaron Boes
    2005
    05/01/2009

    “Neuroanatomical Correlates of Externalizing Behavior”

    Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Neurology
  • Vivian Costa Vralsted
    2003
    04/23/2009

    “Effects of ASIC2a and ASIC3 Overexpression in Transgenic Mice”

    Community Outreach Director, Team Red, White and Blue, Tucson AZ
  • Aislinn J Williams
    12/01/2008

    ““Toxic Intermediates and Protein Quality Control in the Polyglutamine Disease, SCA3"”

    Research Fellow Clinical Lecturer, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Michigan
  • Matthew Coryell
    2002
    07/18/2008

    “A Role for the Acid-Sensing Ion Channel-1a in Anxiety and Depression-Related Behaviors”

    Patent Attorney, Dept. of Intellectual Property, Davis Brown Law Firm
  • Christopher Kovach
    2003
    06/03/2008

    “Making Sense of Eye Movements: A Generalized Linear Modeling Framework”

    Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Neurology, UIHC
  • Diana Gallegos
    2002
    04/25/2008

    “Learning in Alzheimer's Disease is Facilitated by Social Interaction and Common Ground”

  • Jihye Lee
    2000
    04/18/2008

    “Effects of K and Ca channel mutations on synaptic function and growth at Drosophilia larval neuromuscular junctions”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Pusan National Univ, Yangsan-Si Korea
  • Scott Schachtele
    2002
    04/04/2008

    “Synaptogenesis in the Auditory Cortex of Hearing and Deafened Rats”

    Life Science Content Developer, Bio-Teche, R&D Systems Inc.
  • Sahib Khalsa
    2004
    04/02/2008

    “The Effect of Medication on Awareness and Regulation of Internal Body States”

    Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience
  • Adrienne Benediktsson
    2001
    07/07/2007

    “Imaging of Astrocyte Structure and the Distribution and Dynamics of GLT-1a in Organotypic Hippocampal Slice Cultures”

    Assistant Professor, Mount Royal Univ, Chemical & Biological Sciences Depts.
  • Daniela Anghelina
    2002
    06/19/2007

    “Contributions of Different T Cell Subsets to Coronavirus Neuropathology”

    Research Associate, Depts. of Microbiology & Immunology, Weil Cornell College of Medicine
  • Jakob Satz
    1998
    04/18/2007

    “Dystroglycan in CNS Development and Disease”

    Research Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Shunguang Wei
    2002
    04/09/2007

    “Angiotensin II-stimulated Mitogen-activated Protein kinases Regulate the Expression of Brain Angiotensin Type 1 Receptors in Heart Failure”

    Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Internal Medicine, UIHC
  • Rick Nelson
    2002
    04/01/2007

    “Fbx2: Novel Mechanisms for Glycoprotein Destruction and Links to Hearing and Memory”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Univ of Indiana
  • Myung-Jun Kim
    2000
    12/15/2006

    “Regulation Of Developmental Transitions By Ppk1-Expressing Sensory Neurons in Drosophila Larvae: A Role For Ros As A Developmental Cue”

    Postdoctoral Associate, College of Biological Sciences, Univ of Minnesota
  • Beth Turner Anderson
    2000
    11/20/2006

    “Sex, Drugs, and Driving: The Effects of Marijuana”

    Research Scientist, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Hartford Hospital
  • William Graves
    2001
    07/14/2006

    “Distinguishing the Neural Bases of Lexical Access”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Rutgers Univ - Newark
  • Kirill Nourski
    2001
    07/10/2006

    “Acoustic-electric Interaction in the Auditory Nerve: Simultaneous and Forward Masking of the Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential”

    Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, UIHC
  • Yuan Lu
    2001
    07/06/2006

    “Developmentally Regulated Role of PKA Anchoring by AKAP150 in Synaptic Plasticity”

    Associate, Dept of Psychiatry, UIHC
  • Michael Koenigs
    2002
    06/23/2006

    “A Novel Role for Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Emotion and Decision-making: Lesion Studies of Moral Judgment, Economic Choice, and Brand Preference”

    Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Ana Hutton Kehrberg
    1999
    06/06/2006

    “Neuronal Nitric Oxide Protects the Developing Cerebellum against Alcohol-induced Functional and Cellular Deficits”

    University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology
  • Nasir Naqvi
    2000
    04/04/2006

    “The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Lesions on Emotional Responses to Cigarette Smoking”

    Fellow addition Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ
  • Joseph Addison Buckwalter V
    2000
    06/22/2005

    “Neural system of the medial parietal cortex (precuneus) of the macaque monkey (Macaca Fascicularis)”

    House Staff I, Dept of Othopaedic Surgery, UIHC
  • Gumei Li
    2000
    06/21/2005

    “CNS Gene Therapy for lysosomal storage disease”

    Commissioner Fellow, FDA
  • Sokol Todi
    2001
    04/21/2005

    “Investigating Auditory Transduction Functions of Myosin Viia In Drosophila Melanogaster”

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Neurology, Wayne State Univ

“This is a great place—perhaps the best place—to do cognitive neuroscience research with neurological patients. There is excellent functional imaging work going on here, too, as well as a very interesting assortment of molecular and cellular research.”