Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Allison Anacker

Allison Anacker

Research Interests: Social neuroscience: epigenetic mechanisms that control social behavior; oxytocin receptor expression and seasonal social behavior in meadow voles
Position:

Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Neuroscience Program, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Laboratory of Annaliese Beery
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014

Carolina Campanella

Carolina Campanella

Research Interests: Sleep and memory consolidation across development.  In particular, I am interested in how sleep--and more specifically mid-day naps--affects learning in preschool aged children.  I am especially interested in the effects of sleep on declarative and emotional memory in preschool aged children.
Position:

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cognition and Action Lab (PI: Dr. Rebecca Spencer)

Nicole Gervais

Nicole Gervais

M.A. Psychology, Clinical Profile, Concordia University, 2009
Ph.D. Psychology, Concordia University, 2014

Research Interests: Learning and memory, behavioral neuroendocrinology, aging and cognition. My current research focuses on sex differences and aging in cognition. I’m also involved in developing a nonhuman primate model of menopause.
Position:

November 2014-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PI: Agnès Lacreuse)

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

Benjamin Pawlisch

Benjamin Pawlisch

Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; Neuropharmacology; Sensory Physiology; more specifically, I'm interested in the role of neuromodulators, like catecholamines and estrogens, within the cortex and how they alter cortical plasticity.
Position:

March 2012- present: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Luke Remage-Healey, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

http://www.psych.umass.edu/people/benjaminpawlisch
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)