Graduate Student Alumni

 

Benjamin P. Austin

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2010)

Ben completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Research Center where he collaborated with the Wisconsin ADRC Imaging Group. He currently works at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as Assistant Scientist where his research focuses on identifying imaging biomarkers that can be used to reliably predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Ben's Research Gate profile can be found here.

Anastasia Bobilev

Ph.D University of Georgia (2016)

Ana is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is working under the direction of Dr. Carol Tamminga and is supported by a T32 NIH Training Fellowship. Her current research focuses on investigating the biological underpinnings of psychosis using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Ana's Research Gate profile can be found here.

Jazmin Camchong

Ph.D University of Georgia (2007)

Jazmin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Lingxi Chi

M.S. University of Georgia (2013)

Brittany Collins

Ph.D University of Georgia (2015)

Brittany is currently a pre-doctoral intern in clinical psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. She conducts neuropsychological and pre/post surgical evaluations for a variety of clinical patients and is researching the effects of tDCS on factors influencing food consumption with Dr. Jeff Borckardt.

Kara Dyckman

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2007)

Kara completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Martinos Center affliated with Massachusatts General Hospital under the direction of Dr. Dara Manoach. She is currently a Temporary Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. Kara's Research Gate profile can be found here

Lauren Ethridge

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2012)

Lauren is currently an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma. She is the Principal Investigator of the Brain and Biomarker Lab where her research focuses in genetic influences on brain activity and the application of heritable brain responses as reliable endophenotypes for complex brain-based disorders. Lauren's Research Gate profile can be found here

Yuan (Anne) Gao

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2008)

Casey Gilmore

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2007)

Casey completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research. He also worked as a research scientist at Neurobehavioral Research Incorporated, Honolulu, HI. He is currently a research scientist with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Casey's Research Gate profile can be found here

Jordan Hamm

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2013)

Jordan is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University, New York, NY. He is working under the direction of Rafael Yuste. Jordan's Research Gate profile can be found here.

Justin Knight

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2012)

Justin completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis. He also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing a career in data science to further utitlize his statistical and programming expertise. Justin's Research Gate profile can be found here

Cynthia Krafft

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2013)

Cynthia completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis. She is currently a software engineer at Arivale and a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Washington. Cynthia's Research Gate profile can be found here.

Lisa Krusemark

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2009)

Lisa completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Psychology and the MIND Research Network in the areas of affective neuroscience and clinical psychology. She currently works as a visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. Lisa's Research Gate profile can be found here.

Qingyang Li

M.S. University of Georgia (2012)

Qingyang worked at the Child Mind Institute in New York, New York. He also went on to earn an M.S. Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. Qingyang currently works as a research scientist for Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington.

Jordan Pierce

Ph.D University of Georgia (2016)

Jordan is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Neurology and Imaging of Cognition at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is working under the direction of Dr. Patrik Vuilleumier. Her current research focuses on investigating visual attention in spatial neglect following stroke using fMRI-based neurofeedback.

David Schaeffer

Ph.D University of Georgia (2016)

David is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Robarts Research Institute in London, ON, Canada. He is working under the direction of Dr. Stefen Everling at the Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Cognitive Control. His current research focuses on characterizing white matter structure in the common marmosat using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).

Lauren Schaeffer

Lauren is currently a research assistant at the Robarts Research Institute in London, ON, Canada. She is working under the direction of Dr. Stefen Everling at the Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Cognitive Control.

Nathaniel Thom

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2009)

Nate completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Operational Neuroscience at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. 

Jun (Frank) Wang

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2008)

Jun completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute at the University of California San Francisco. He also received postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Jun is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX.

Undergraduate Student Alumni

 

Sophie Arkin

Sophie is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology at New York University and has plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Paul Baker

Medical student at MCG/UGA Medical Partnership, Athens, GA

Ian Berger

Medical student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shefali Brahmbhatt

Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, MS; Postdoctoral fellowship at the Brain Imaging and EEG laboratory, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Colleen Brenner

Ph.D. in Psychology at Indiana University; Postdoctoral fellowship at IUPUI school of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Website.

Ryan Brown

M.D.; Internal Medicine Resident at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Megan Cannon

Psychology Master's Program, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Caroline Chapman

M.S. in Nutrition and Public Health at Tufts University, Boston, MA; Brain imaging researcher in Boston, MA

Alisa Chen

English Teacher in Jishou, China

Jennifer Ciarochi

Doctoral Student in Neuroscience; Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Haley (Boyd) Clay

Graduate student in Neuroscience; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Megan (Boyd) Comer

M.S. in Clinical Psychology at UGA; attending Physicians Assistant school at MCG, Augusta, GA

Joseph Coppiano

Medical student, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Mackenzie Davis

Sales associate at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty in Athens, GA

Caitlyn Duffy

Medical student, MCG, Augusta, GA

Noah Duncan

Doctoral Student in Neuroscience, GHSU, Augusta, GA

Sarah Gamache

Alan Gerlich

Post-baccalaureate program through the NIH in Maryland.

Alex Hansen

Erin Hansen

Medical student, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Rachael Hart

Rachael is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Neuroscience at the University of Georgia. She was accepted in the interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience program in the Integrated Life Sciences at UGA. 

Amanda Hill

Doctoral student in Neuroscience, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Assaf Hod

Masters student in Education, Leadership, and organizational performance at Vanderbilt University.

Rachel Hunt

Medical student, MCG, Augusta, GA

Megan Kelley

Anne Kimball

Medical student (MD/MPH), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Mitra Kumareswaran

Jeff Larsen

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

George Lazari

M.D., MCG, Augusta, GA; Pediatric resident at MCG, Augusta, GA

Kevin Little

M.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Holly (Barmore) Mahoney

Medical student, MCG, Augusta, GA

Peter El Masry

M.D., UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Brett McCardel

Brett will be attending Boston University beginning Fall 2015 to pursue his MS/PhD in Speech Pathology.

Elspeth McWaters

Madison Moore

Law student with emphasis on Health Law, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; President of Emory Health Law Society

Robert Morin

Keng Moua

William Oliver

Doctoral student in Neuroscience, UGA, Athens, GA

Emily Parker

Masters student in Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY

Emily (Leonard) Parks

Ph.D. in Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill; Post-doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Nicole Perkins

Rachel Pocock

Medical student, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Fall 2013); HR department at Google, San Francisco, CA

Rudy Rivas

Veterinary Student at UGA, Athens, GA. Accepted internship at Texas A &M

Leslie Rumph

Julia Schuchard

Doctoral student in Communication Sciences and Disorder, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

John Shapiro

Medical Student, MCG, Augusta, GA

Caitlin Siracusa

Greg Spillers

Academic and Pre-Health Advisor for the Division of Biological Sciences at UGA

Abby Stevens

Jenni (Wilson) Stevens

Ph.D., Cognitive and developmental Psychology, Emory University; Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, department of Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA

Jennie Stewart

Sara Stewart

Colleen Tuffy

Mani Valtcheva

Medical student (M.D./Ph.D) at Washington University in St. Louis, MS

Litty Varghese

Abby Weinberger

Masters student in Leadership and Organizational Performance at Vanderbilt University (expected graduation May 2015).

Stephen White

Medical student at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA