Doctoral Graduate Students

Jessica Caballero-Feliciano

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Mary C. Catanese

B.A. English, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)

Research Interests: Cellular and Molecular Signaling Pathways

Marcelo Corrreia

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Amanda Cremone

B.S. in Psychology & Biology, Merrimack College, May 2012

Research Interests: Role of sleep and early experience on development and cognitive functioning

Adaeze Egwuatu

B.S. Psychology, University of Florida, December 2011

Research Interests: The neural mechanisms underlying self-regulation in typical and atypical populations throughout development

Chaia Flegenheimer

B.A. Neuroscience and Behavior, Vassar College, May 2013

Research Interests: The development of attention in typically and atypically developing populations

Daniil Frolov

B.S., Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 2004
M.S., Biology with specialization in Human and Animal Physiology and Endocrinology, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 2007

Research Interests: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Investigations of Sensorimotor System Development
Amanda F. Hamel

Amanda F. Hamel

B.S. Animal Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2008

Research Interests: Primate Cognition and Behavior

John Hernandez

B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, May 2010
M.S. Biology, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, August 2012

Research Interests: Behavioral, Electrophysiological, and Molecular mechanisms underlying sexually dimorphic behavior

Helena Jacob

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Jeffreys Nathaniel Johnson

Jeffreys Nathaniel Johnson

B.S. Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, May 2010

Research Interests: Pharmacology and mechanism of action of the sigma receptor

Beata Kaminska

B.S., Individualized Major: Developmental Neuropsychology and Spanish, University of Connecticut, May 2014

Research Interests: Development of second language skills and attention in typically and atypically developing populations
Elina Kaplan

Elina Kaplan

B.S. Neuroscience, Brandeis University, May 2007

Research Interests: Multimodal processing and attention.

Amanda A. Krentzel

B.S. Neuroscience, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport (May 2011)

Research Interests: Molecular and Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; Sexual Differentiation and Sexual Dimorphism

Ajay Kumar

B.S. Biology, George Mason University (2007) 

Research Interests: Social Behavior, Development, and Neuroendocrinology

Matthew LaClair

B.A. Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, May 2006

Research Interests: Neuroendocrinology, cognition and goal-directed behavior

Nicole Lee

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Yi-Ling Lu

Yi-Ling Lu

B.S. Biology, National Cheng Kung University, June 2004
M.S. Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University, June 2006

Research Interests: Stress Response in Prefrontal Cortex

Matheus Macedo-Lima

B.S. Biology, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil, October 2013

Research Interests: Evolutionary neurobiology/endocrinology, song learning and songbird development
Emily Manoogian

Emily Manoogian

B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, June 2010

Research Interests: Circadian Rhythms and Neuroendocrinology: Melatonin Influence on the Brain and Reproductive Axis

Janna Mantua

B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University, May 2011

Research Interests: Sleep, memory consolidation, and aging

Amy M. Ryan

B.S. Biology, College of William & Mary (May 2007)
M.A. Psychology, Hunter College-City University of New York (May 2011)

Research Interests: Primate social learning

Andrea Silva-Gotay

B.S. Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, 2014

Research Interests: Neuroendocrinology, neurochemistry, drugs of abuse and addiction behavior, social and sexual behavior

Akshata Sonni

B.S. Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, February 2008

Research Interests: Sleep, Memory and Aging; Sleep and Movement Disorders; Role of the cerebellum in time perception
Chelsea Tyrrell

Chelsea Tyrrell

B.A. Psychology, Central Connecticut State University, December 2011

Research Interests: Functional and structural cortical reorganization and treatment outcomes in post-stroke aphasia
Margaret Ugolini

Margaret Ugolini

B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience, University of Michigan, May 2013

Research Interests: Language development in typically and atypically developing children

Daniel Vahaba

B.S. Psychology, Wayne State University, May 2011

Research Interests: The role of brain-derived estradiol in songbird vocal communication learning across development

Wanette Vargas

B.S. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, May 2009

Research Interests: Neurobiological Mechanisms of Alcohol Addiction

Amarylis Velez-Perez

B.A. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, May 2009

Research Interests: Effects of stressors during puberty on adult behavior

Sarah Winokur

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Jonathan Woodson

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