Past students

Name Sort descending Dissertation Program start PhD earned Current position
Unni Jensen Senior Portfolio Manager, Dept of Research Data & Service, Thomason Reuters
Tyron Jensen
Shane Johnson An analysis of prefrontal cortex pathways and their assembly of stress coping responses Postdoctoral Associate of Neuroscience, Dept of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine
Amy Jongeling Ramifications of Persistent Pain for the Action of Opioids in the Locus Coeruleus Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurological Institute, Columbia University
Austin B. Keeler Branching out by sticking together: Elucidating mechanisms of gamma-protocadherin control of dendrite arborization Research Associate, Unviersity of Virginia, College & Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Department of Biology
Megan Keiser Gene Therapies for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Hematology, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Ryan Kelley Neural representations of cognitive control and speech in the subthalamic nucleus
Jenna Kelly
James Kent Statistical Comparison of Methods Measuring Context Dependent Functional Connectivity Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Psychology (Tal Yarkoni lab), University of Texas - Austin
Sahib Khalsa The Effect of Medication on Awareness and Regulation of Internal Body States Director of Clinical Studies, Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Myung-Jun Kim 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
Hannah Klein de Licona Congenital LCM virus:  Mechanism of brain disease in a rat model of congenital viral infection Resident, Dept. of Neurology, UIHC
Nathaniel B. Klooster “"The hippocampus and semantic memory beyond acquisition: A lesion study of hippocampal contributions to the maintenance, updating, and use of remote semantic memory"” Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Pereleman School of Medicine - Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Michael Koenigs 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
Sean Kolbu
Tim Koscik Social Inference and the Evolution of the Human Brain Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Toronto
Christopher Kovach Making Sense of Eye Movements: A Generalized Linear Modeling Framework Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Neurology, UIHC
Abhay Kumar Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, St. Louis University
Jake C. Kurczek Hippocampal contributions to language: an examination of referential processing and narrative in amnesia Assistant Professor, Loras College - Department of Psychology
Kathleen Langbehn
Arianna Lark The roles of a unique g-protein coupled dual receptor for dopamine and steroids in neuronal physiology and behavior Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Virginia Commonwealth University - Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Ryan Lee
Jihye Lee 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
Jessica K. Lee Fronto-Striatal Circuitry in Children at Risk for Huntington's Disease Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology
Chad Leugers A novel function for microtubule associated protein Tau in growth factor-induced MAPK signaling Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, Morningside College
Gumei Li CNS Gene Therapy for lysosomal storage disease Commissioner Fellow, FDA
Guanghao (Max) Liu Investigating the effects of Tau-Fyn interaction in healthy and disease states of the brain
Mark Lobas Novel roles for the gamma-protocadherines in the choroid plexus Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Physiology, UCLA
Yuan Lu Developmentally Regulated Role of PKA Anchoring by AKAP150 in Synaptic Plasticity Associate, Dept of Psychiatry, UIHC
Cory A. Massey 5-HT Neurons and CO2 Chemoreception: Effects Of Anesthetics, Development, and Genetic Background Postdoc, Jeff Noebels Lab, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Jacob McGlashon Serotonin neurons maintain central mechanisms regulating metabolic homeostasis and are vital to thermogenic activation.
Hayley S. McLoughlin MicroRNA Regulation of Central Nervous System Development and Their Species-Specific Roles in Evolution. Post-doc, University of Michigan Health System, Dept of Neurology
Matthew McNeill An investigation of pigmentation and motility defects in zebrafish transient receptor potential melasatin 7 mutant embryos Bioinformatics Scientist, Dept. Product Development, Integrated DNA Technologies
Sonya Mehta
Berlin Mendez
Georgina L. Moreno The effects of stress on decision making and the prefrontal cortex among older adults Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Department of Psychology University of Houston-Clear Lake, Department of Psychology
Victoria Muller Ewald Inhibiting cocaine seeking: how the infralimbic cortex works to decrease cocaine-seeking during extinction and reinstatement Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry (Krystal Parker lab), University of Iowa
Kaitlin Murray
Nasir Naqvi The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Lesions on Emotional Responses to Cigarette Smoking Fellow addition Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Rick Nelson Fbx2: Novel Mechanisms for Glycoprotein Destruction and Links to Hearing and Memory Assistant Professor, Dept. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Indiana
Huy Nguyen Dystroglycan in Cerebellar Development and Disease Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
Maria F. Noterman Cell-Specific Consequences of Cav1.2 Loss on Brain Health Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Pharmacology (Nelson lab), University of Vermont
Kirill Nourski 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
Katrina Okerstrom-Jezewski The impact of specific cognitive impairments on the capacity to consent to research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, St. Ambrose University
Hans Packer A dominant negative over expression model of mammalian MED12 function Science Writer, Dept. of Scientific Communications, Integrated DNA Technologies
Thomas Pak The Behavioral and Brain Phenotype of Mouse Models of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Stacey Peek “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Akirin2 Function in Maturing Neurons” Current position:, Instructor, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
Carissa Philippi The Dynamic Self: Exploring the Critical Role of the Default Mode Network in Self Referential Processing Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Dept. of Psychological Sciences
Jeffrey M. Plume
Alan M. Plumeau