Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Adolfo Cuadra

PhD, 1999, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BA, 1994, The City College of New York

PI: Jacquie Kurland

     Genglin Li

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Carolina den Hartog

PhD, 2015, Medical University of South Carolina

BS, 2009, Union College

PI: David Moorman

     Elena Vazey

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Brandon Drescher

PhD, 2017, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park

MSc, 2011, University of North Carolina Wilmington,

PI: Paul S. Katz

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Marcela Fernandez-Peters

PhD, 2016, Cornell University

MSc, 2006, University of Missouri-St. Louis

BSc, 2002, Universidad de Costa Rica

Research Interests: Auditory neuroscience and neuroendocrinology
UMass Page

Ahren Fitzroy

PhD, 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Neuroscience and Behavior

Postdoctoral fellowship, 2013-2015m Northwestern University

Research Interests: Interested in how auditory learning shifts from transient changes in listening to more durable changes in the auditory system, from initial attentional modulation of cortical perception through sleep-dependent memory consolidation and eventually long-term changes in the auditory brainstem and cortex.  
Position:

Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst (PI: Rebecca Spencer)
Postdoctoral Research Associate / Visiting Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College (PI: Mara Breen)

Ahren Fitzroy Website Link
Bethany Jones

Bethany Jones

Research Interests:  I am interested in the neural processes by which sleep changes memory representations and how factors such as aging and emotional salience affect these processes.
Position:

May 2013-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cognition and Action Lab (PI: Dr. Rebecca Spencer), Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Paula J. Moura

Paula J. Moura

Ph.D.: General Physiology

Research Interests: Project focuses on how circadian signals are integrated with steroid signals to initiate the preovulatory surge of luteinizing hormone release.
Position:

Jully 2009-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Laboratory of Sandra Petersen) University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Christopher Perk

PhD, University of Otago

PI: David Moorman

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Desmond Ramirez

PhD, 2016, UC Santa Barbara

MSc, 2009, Michigan State University

BA, 2004, Reed College

PI: Paul S. Katz

Research Interests: Current research draws from the fields of animal behavior, neuroethology and molecular evolution to understand 1) how animals behave, 2) the underlying neural and genetic basis of those behaviors, and 3) the evolutionary history of those component mechanisms.
David Ross

David Ross

Research Interests: Working on combining computational and imaging methods to constrain and advance models of visual recognition and memory.
Position:

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PI: Dr. Rosie Cowell)