Past students

Name Sort descending Dissertation Program start PhD earned Current position
Lindsay Agostinelli LJA5: A novel population of pain and itch suppressing brainstem neurons Current position:, Resident, Neurology; University of Pennsylvania
Ashley Akubuiro
Stephanie L. Alberico Striatal neurons in the development of levodopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Columbia University Medical Center - Department of Neurology
Daniela Anghelina Contributions of Different T Cell Subsets to Coronavirus Neuropathology Research Associate, Depts. of Microbiology & Immunology, Weil Cornell College of Medicine
Erik Asp Is the prefrontal cortex the brain's skeptic? The neuroanatomical correlates of belief and doubt Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Hamline University
Janelle Beadle The neuroanatomical basis of empathy:  Is empathy impaired following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex? Research Scientist, Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders, UIOWA
Amy M. Belfi A neuropsychological investigation of music, emotion, and autobiographical memory Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Psychology, New York University
Amanda M. Benavides Early Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants: Visual Working Memory, Attention, & Encoding Speed
Adrienne Benediktsson Imaging of Astrocyte Structure and the Distribution and Dynamics of GLT-1a in Organotypic Hippocampal Slice Cultures Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University, Department of Biology
Ryan Betters
Andrew Birnie
Jada Bittle The role of redox dysregulation in the effects of prenatal stress on embryonic and adult brain
Aaron Boes Neuroanatomical Correlates of Externalizing Behavior Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Joseph Addison Buckwalter V Neural system of the medial parietal cortex (precuneus) of the macaque monkey (Macaca Fascicularis) House Staff I, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, UIHC
Marlene Cano Resident, Dept of Internal Medicine, UIHC
Calvin Carter Characterizing the role of primary cilia in neural progenitor cell development and neonatal hydrocephalus Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Lara Cemo
Xiaowei Chen Involvement of purinergic P2X and P2Y2 receptors in urinary bladder sensation
Kuan-Hua Chen Emotion dynamics and automobile driving in normal and abnormal aging Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of California-Berkley - Institute of Personality and Social Research
Rachel Cole Beneficial Contribution of Health Behaviors to Learning and Related Brain Mechanisms in Older Adults Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Matthew Coryell 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, Des Moines, Iowa Area
Joshua Cosman Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University
Vivian Costa Vralsted Effects of ASIC2a and ASIC3 Overexpression in Transgenic Mice Community Outreach Director, Team Red, White and Blue, Tucson AZ
Katie Croft Exploring the role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in human social learning: A lesion study Science Faculty, Science Dept., The Hockaday School
Kyle Dayton
Benjamin DeCorte “What are the neural mechanisms of 'higher-order' timing? Complex behavior from low-level circuits” Current position:, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University
Dori Defoe
Carolina Deifelt Streese “Brain network plasticity and verbal memory outcomes following temporal lobe resection” Current position:, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa
Ian J. DeVolder Language and reading dysfunction in boys with isolated cleft lip and/or palate: a relationship to abnormal structural and functional connectivity in the brain
Audrey Dickey 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. University of California-San Diego School of Medicine
David Driscoll The effects of prefrontal cortex damage on the regulation of emotion Health Science Specialist, Research Service, Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Arliss Dudley-Cash
Eric Emmons The role of frontostriatal circuits in basic cognitive processing Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Michael V. Freedberg Examining the effects of reward and punishment on incidental learning Post-doctoral Fellow, HJF, CNRM Neuroplasticity Project NIH
Diana Gallegos Learning in Alzheimer's Disease is Facilitated by Social Interaction and Common Ground
Andrew Garrett Control of synaptogenesis and dendritic arborization by the gamma-protocadherin family of adhesion molecules Postdoctoral Associate, The Jackson Laboratory
Natassia V. Gaznick "The Role of the Striatum in Impulsivity and Self-awareness: Neuropsychological and Functional Neuroimaging Approaches." Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ, of California-San Diego
Kara Gordon TorsinA and Protein Quality Control Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, UCSD
William Graves Distinguishing the Neural Bases of Lexical Access Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Rutgers Univ - Newark
Nicholas S. Gregory "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 University
Serena (Banu) Gümüşoğlu Maternal immune mechanisms and offspring neurodevelopment Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (M. Santillan lab), University of Iowa
Rupa Gupta Gordon The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage on Interpersonal Coordination in Social Interaction Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Kameko M. Halfmann Emotion and Decision-Making in the Aging Brain Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Norbert College, Department of Psychology
Gail I. Harmata "Investigating acid-sensing ion channel 1A (ASIC1A) as a novel contributor to the effects of alcohol" Current position:, Postdoctoral Fellow (Magnotta lab), Department of Psychiatry (INSPIRE Program), University of Iowa
Kate E. Henderson
Michael Hernandez
Kelsey Heslin "Flexible timing in the rat medial frontal cortex and cerebellum" Current position:, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Mount Sinai University
Mark Hoegger
Nicholas R. Holland
Xin L. Huang