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Name: Dan Barch
Email: Daniel.Barch@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Richard Chechile, Ph.D
Background: B.S., Psychology and Modern European History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Tufts, I worked as a crisis counselor specializing in applied behavioral analysis, I taught psychology, history, and broadcast journalism at the high school level, and I worked as a research assistant, most recently at McLean Hospital.
Current Research: Examining the interaction between memory and decision making.
Future Plans: To research, write, and teach.


 

Name: Maria Barth
Email: maria.barth@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social Development, social neuroscience
Advisor: Nalini Ambady, Ph.D
Background: I received my B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University
in 2006, and worked as a research assistant at the Stanford University
psychology department (Developmental Psychology) and School of
Medicine (Child Psychiatry) before beginning my PhD at Tufts.
Current research: Children's social judgments.


 

Name: Naomi Berlove
Email: naomi.berlove@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Psycholinguistics
Advisor: Ariel Goldberg, Ph.D
Background: I got my BA in Deaf Studies from The Evergreen State College. I have a EdM from Boston University in Deaf Education with a focus in ASL Linguistics and a MA in Psychology also from Boston University. I spent two years as a Research Assistant on the Visual Language Visual Learning (VL2) grant looking at language acquisition and early cognitive development of native ASL users. I also am an American Sign Language Interpreter.
Current Research: Using visual language to understand the cognitive processes involved in language production
Future Plans: My future plans are about the same as my current plans except I would stop calling myself a student.


 

Name: Jeffrey Birk
Email: jeffrey.birk@tufts.edu
Website: http://www.tufts.edu/~hurry01/ebbl/index.html
Area of Study: Affective Neuroscience
Advisor:  Heather Urry, Ph.D.
Background: After graduating from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and music composition, I worked at Harvard as project manager for the Twins Study of Language Development and lab manager for the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.
Current Research: I am currently studying the effects of temporary moods on attentional networks with a particular interest in how the valence of emotional states affects the networks of alerting, orienting, and executive control.
Future Plans: The interactions between emotional and attentional systems have important implications for the serious cognitive effects of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, and I hope that the research will ultimately have beneficial real-world applications with respect to emotion regulation and the enhancement of well-being.


 

Name: Trevor Blackford
Email: Trevor.Blackford@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Background: B.A. Linguistics and Psychology University of Colorado at Boulder.
Current Research: Using ERPs to understand the neural correlates of language comprehension and production.
Future Plans: Do interesting and useful research, get published, repeat.


  Name: Laura Blazej
Email: laura.blazej@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive, Psycholinguistics
Advisor: Ariel Goldberg, Ph.D.
Background: Earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics from Binghamton University where I studied co-articulation perception as well as category learning. I also worked as a tutor in General Psychology and Statistics for two years.
Current Research: I am investigating the cognitive processes of language perception.
Future Plans: Research a lot more!

  Name: Alex Borgella
Email: alex.borgella@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Keith Maddox, Ph.D.
Background: I received my B.A. in psychology at the University of West Florida in 2010 where I worked with Dr. Jane Halonen studying professorial assessment and student evaluations of teaching. I went on to earn my M.A. in psychological sciences at James Madison University in Dr. Matthew Lee's Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab in 2012. While at JMU, I became interested in social psychology and conducted research in homonegativistic aggression as well as diversity coursework outcomes. 
Current Research: I am primarily interested in racism, prejudice, stigma, multicultural/multiracial identity, police psychology, and stereotype threat.
Future Plans: Put out research that informs and influences practice. Record five new albums, at least one consisting only of lullabies. Sell my obnoxiously large truck I've recently learned is completely useless in Boston.

 

Name: Christopher Boyson
Email: Christopher.boyson@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Advisor: Dr. Klaus A. Miczek, Ph.D
Background: I earned a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut in 2009. I joined a lab in 2006 focusing on learning and memory formation in rats, specifically we looked at the intrinsic connections between the thalamus and the entorhinal cortex.
After two summers conducting research through the Tufts medical school I decided to become a Jumbo to conduct research and earn my Ph.D in experimental psychology.
Current Research: I study corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 (CRF_1 ) and its relationship between stress and cocaine intake via self-administration in rats. Through this research we can learn more about the drug-reward circuitry within the brain to better understand the neural mechanism that underlie drug addiction.
Future Plans: "Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost."
- *Helen Keller*
http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/authors/helen_keller_quotes.html


  Name: Mary Kathryn (Kate) Dahlgren
Email: mary.dahlgren@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Experimental Clinical Psychology & Neuroimaging
Background: I earned my bachelor's degree from Smith College with a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience. I then worked for several years at the McLean Hospital Brain Imaging Center in the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core (CCNC) researching the neurocognitive and clinical correlates associated with psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
Current Research: I am interested in studying cognition and attention in PTSD and anxiety disorders as well as identifying predictors of relapse and treatment response.

  Name: Ruizhi Dai
E-mail: ruizhi.dai@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Holly Taylor, Ph.D. and Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Chongqing Technology and Business University with a bachelor's degree in applied physics. After graduation I worked as an RA in the Tufts Spatial Cognition Lab for a year.
Current Research: Spatial cognition, visual spatial working memory, metamemory and aging.
Future Plans: Research and teaching.

 

Name: Nate Delaney-Busch
Email: Nathaniel.Delaney-Busch@Tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychopathology, Psycholinguistics
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology (Biopsychology emphasis) from University of California, Davis. My previous research experience has been in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and the epigenetic (nongenomic) transmission of prosocial behaviors.
Current Research: The neurocognitive mechanisms of emotionally salient language.
Future Plans: In the future, I plan to apply this form of research to cases of schizophrenia, focusing on the relationship between delusions and the processing of emotion and events.


  Name: Rabia Ergin
Email: rabia.ergin@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Linguistics, psychology of language
Advisor: Ray Jackendoff, Ph.D. (primary); Ariel Goldberg, Ph.D.
Background: M.Sc. 2012, Cognitive Science, Informatics Institute/METU, Ankara/Turkey;
Concentrations: Linguistics/Psychology
Current Research: (1) Cognitive mechanisms and representations that underlie multimorphemic word processing in Turkish, (2) Emerging sign languages with a special focus on Central Taurus Sign Language (CTSL).
Future Plans: To do more research.

 

Name: Eric Fields
Email: Eric.Fields@tufts.edu
Area of Study: cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, psycholinguistics
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation I joined Gina Kuperberg's lab at Tufts and MGH as a full time research assistant working on ERP, fMRI, and MEG studies of language processing. After two years as an RA, I stayed on in the lab as a graduate student.
Current Research: neuroscience of social and emotional factors in language processing Future Plans: a career in research


  Name: Victoria Floerke
Email: victoria.floerke@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Affective Neuroscience
Advisor: Heather Urry, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from the University of Denver in 2012 with a B.A. in psychology, where I was an honors undergraduate research assistant in the Emotion Regulation Lab (now the Emotion & Emotion Regulation Lab at the University of California, Berkeley). After graduation I spent a year working in the Intergroup Social Perception Lab at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Current Research: I'm broadly interested in the resources and processes older adults utilize to successfully regulate their emotions.
Future Plans: Tackling all of my Tufts undertakings victoriously

 

Name: Allison Fogel
E-mail: allison.fogel@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive neuroscience, music cognition
Advisor: Ani Patel and Gina Kuperberg
Background: I graduated from Tufts in 2012 with a BS in biopsychology and music. I then spent a year as a research assistant in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, working on ERP, MEG, and fMRI studies of the cognitive neuroscience of language.
Current Research: Cognitive neuroscience of the relationship between music and language; predictive mechanisms in music and language processing
Future Plans: Research


 

Name: Sarah Gaither
Email: Sarah.Gaither@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Sam Sommers, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in 2007 with a BA in Social Welfare (concentration in Psychology) and a Minor in Spanish. I then worked for two years as a lab manager at the UCLA Baby Lab studying infant cognition and perception using eye tracking before moving to Tufts.
Current Research: My main research interests are 1) interracial relations and perceptions of in-group and out-group members 2) the development and origins of racial categories, stereotypes and prejudice amongst children and young adults, 3) ethnic identity development for monoracial, biracial and multiracial individuals and 4) connections between science and applied research from a social developmental perspective.
Future Plans: To survive Boston winters after living my whole life in CA, finish my PhD and to eventually enter academia!!


 

Name: Aaron Gardony
Email: aaron.gardony@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Holly Taylor, Ph.D.
Background: I received my B.A. in general psychology from Tufts University in 2009. After graduating I worked for two years as a research assistant in the Tufts Spatial Cognition Lab conducting applied cognitive research for the DoD.
Current Research: Examining wayfinding, navigation, and spatial memory in virtual environments.
Future Plans: I hope to continue to applied research either in industry or academia.


 

Name: Grace Giles
Email: grace.giles@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Nutrition and Behavior
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated in 2009 from Middlebury College with a B.A. in neuroscience and Spanish. For two years, I worked for the Army Natick RDEC and as a visiting researcher at Tufts, where I ran studies focusing on nutrition and cognitive behavior.
Current research: Nutritional interventions to stress-induced cognitive impairment, including omega-3 fatty acids, caffeine, and theanine.
Future Plans: Continue research on nutrition and cognition with the Army.


 

Name: Leamarie Gordon
Email: leamarie.gordon@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D.
Background: I earned a both a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. At UMass I studied learning and memory with Amy Shapiro, and cognitive aging with Anja Soldan (now at Johns Hopkins).
Current Research: Memory errors, the role of testing in learning, interactions between implicit and explicit memory, cognitive reserve and aging
Future Plans: Teach and research!


 

Name: Xiao Han
Email: xiao.han@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Northeast Normal University with a B.S. in Psychology. Then I received my M.S. in Biopsychology from Peking University.
Current Research: Examining the role of CRF R1 antagonist in social defeat stress in mice.
Future Plans: To enjoy scientific research!


  Name: Suzanne Hillman
E-mail: suzanne.hillman@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Science
Advisor: Matthias Scheutz, Ph.D. and Holly Taylor, Ph.D.
Background: B.S., computer science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2001. M.A., social psychology, Brandeis University, 2012. Before coming to Tufts, I worked as a software tester for ten years, volunteered as a research assistant in the Isaacowitz lab at Brandeis University, as well as briefly in the Ashton Greybiel Spatial Orientation lab at Brandeis University.
Current Research: Examining differences and similarities in gestures based on interaction with a human or a robot.

  Name: Lindsay Hinzman
E-mail: lindsay.hinzman@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social Psychology
Advisor: Keith B. Maddox
Background: I graduated from Colgate University in 2010 with a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and English Literature. I spent the next few years working as a research assistant in the area of statistical analysis and research design for clinical drug trials.
Current Research: My research interests include the ways that social contexts can impede or facilitate positive intergroup interactions. Currently I am investigating the effect of status on participants' application of Black stereotypes.
Future Plans: To conduct useful research, write, and teach.

 

Name: Elizabeth Holly
Email: elizabeth.holly@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Psychology. I spent a year working for Pfizer Global Research and Development in the Neuroscience Biology Psychosis Unit evaluating putative antipsychotic drugs for cognitive enhancement in schizophrenia.
Current Research: Examining sex differences in the effects of social defeat stress on vulnerability for cocaine addiction
Future Plans: Keep researching!


 

Name: Simon Howard
Email: simon.howard@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Sam Sommers, Ph.D.
Background: I earned a BA in Psychology and Behavioral Science at San Jose State University in 2010. I took a three month hiatus from the world of academia, only to return as a graduate student at Tufts.
Current Research: Psychology of prejudice, race and discrimination, psychology and law, Black Psychology and African American Experience.
Future Plans: Start a revolution.


 

Name: Lara Hwa
Email: lara.hwa@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.
Background: B.S in Biopsychology from Tufts in 2009 with a thesis on brain neuropeptide modification of alcohol-heightened aggression in mice and previous research on alcohol self-administration in socially housed squirrel monkeys. After a 3-month travel break, I continued onto the graduate program as a 'Double Jumbo.'
Current Research: Overall, an individual's external (social stress) and internal (brain chemistry) factors that affect alcohol intake.
Specifically, excessive alcohol drinking behavior in rats via dopamine, serotonin, and corticotropin-releasing factor transmission in reward and stress neural pathways; Aggression influenced by alcohol in resident rats/mice against an intruder.
Future Plans: To accomplish exciting research in order to understand alcohol at its finest.


 

Name: Nicole Jurdak
Email: nicole.jurdak@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Nutrition and Behavior
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D.
Background: Graduated from University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in Psychology
Current Research: Obesity and pre-diabetes research.


 

Name: Meeyeon Lee
Email: meeyeon.lee@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Psychology
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D.
Background: graduated with a B.A. in 2006 and a Master degree in 2008 in psychology from Kyungpook National University, S. Korea.
Current Research: cognitive aging, metacognition, and misinformation.


 

Name: Marshall G. Miller
Email: marshall.miller@tufts.edu
Website: N/A
Area of Study: Nutrition and Behavior
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D (Academic), Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D. and
James Joseph, Ph.D. (Research)
Background: I graduated with a BS in psychology from Appalachian State University (class of '03) then received an MA in experimental psychology from Towson University (class of '08). I spent the intervening years contracting for the Air Force Institute for Operation Health and working as an Intramural Research Training Award fellow in the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the NIA's Gerontology Research Center in Baltimore.
Current Research: My current research deals with the effects of flavonoids, a class of phytochemical, on mobility and cognition.
Future Plans: I hope to continue doing the research I find interesting.


  Name: Satia Miller
Email: satia.miller@tufts.edu
Advisor: Sam Sommers, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in May 2012 with a B.S. in Psychological Science and a B.S. in Society, Technology, and Policy.
Current Research: Generally, I am interested in research that occurs at the intersection of social psychology and law. Currently, I am investigating how racial diversity (and programs that encourage it) can impact cognitive processing in group settings.

 

Name: Priya Mitra
Email: priya.mitra@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience
Advisor: Phil Holcomb, Ph.D.
Background: I received my AB from Dartmouth College in 2008. The following year I completed my K-8 teacher certification and continued working as a research assistant in Dartmouth's Reading Brains Lab and as a part-time preschool teacher.
Current Research: Using ERPs (and maybe eventually fMRI) to study how the brain develops as children learn to read. I'm particularly interested in how the underlying neural processes of reading can inform instruction and intervention.
Future Plans: I'm not sure, but I imagine that they involve rubber duckies, glitter glue, and brain waves.


 

Name: Matthew Murphy
Email: Matthew_S.Murphy@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Animal Behavior
Advisor: Robert Cook, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated Southampton College of Long Island University in 2005 with dual B.S. degrees in Marine Vertebrate Zoology and Interdisciplinary Psychology/Biology. I focused my studies in marine mammal behavior, particularly cetaceans. I interned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the malacology department, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium with the science research department, and at Brookhaven National Labs working on a NASA-funded project on the long-term effects of low-dose radiation on auditory cognition in rats.
Current Research: Utilization of spatial frequencies in processing natural pictures in pigeons, investigation of an attention-based hypothesis in rule-based discrimination in pigeons, utilization of absolute and relational information in audtitory sequences in pigeons, and processing of same/different auditory sequences in pigeons.
Future Plans: Investigation of higher-order cognitive capabilities in animals (particularly cetaceans), focused on an experimental and in-depth approach to self-recognition. Other possible cognitive capabilities include tool-use, higher-order communicative abilities including syntax-use in dolphins, and imitation. I plan to eventually teach as a professor and continue my research in a dolphin cognition lab, which I very well may have to establish myself if they keep closing down on me.


  Name: Emily Newman
E-mail: emily.newman@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Advisor: Klaus Miczek
Background: I graduated from Tufts University in 2010, earning a BS in Psychology and completing thesis work on alcohol-heightened aggression and NMDA receptor antagonism in mice. Following graduation, I worked for three years as a research technician in the Tufts Psychopharmacology Lab.
Current Research: My research aims to clarify the role of NMDA and GABAA receptors in the escalation of aggression by alcohol, benzodiazepines and neurosteroids. I am particularly interested in using behavioral and pharmacological techniques in mice to characterize the individual differences that distinguish alcohol-heightened from non-heightened aggressors.
Future Plans: To contribute to our understanding of behavioral pharmacology, and eventually to learn how to scuba dive.

 

Name: Philipp Optiz
Email: philipp.opitz@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Affective Neuroscience
Advisor: Heather Urry, Ph.D.
Background: graduated from Boston University with a BA in psychology, where I conducted research in the Vision Sciences Lab
Current Research: Differences in the ways younger and older adults process emotion
Future Plans: To do everything humanly possible to contribute, ever so slightly, to our understanding of the human mind and brain.


  Name: Clint Perry
Email: clinton.perry@tufts.edu
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D.
Background: I am a recent graduate from the University of California, Davis. I am currently a graduate student working under Professor Robin Kanarek. My interests lie in how our eating behavior and dietary content can influence our cognitive function and vice versa. For example, my recent research investigated the effects of supplemental water intake on memory, attention, as well as other aspects of cognitive ability in school aged children.

  Name: Helen Pu
Email: he.pu@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience
Advisor: Phil Holcomb, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Wellesley College in 2010 with a BA in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences. After graduation, I worked with blind children to study occipital lobe plasticity at MIT's Saxe Lab before coming to Tufts to work as a full time research assistant in the Neurocognition Lab. My research as an RA focused on language processing and bilingualism using ERPs.
Current Research: Using ERPs, I am currently examining the neural basis of bilingual word processing, specifically in the early stages of second language acquisition.
Future Plans: More research!

 

Name: Muhammad Qadri
Email: mqadri01@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive and Brain Science
Advisor: Robert Cook, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Cognitive and Brain Science. After three years of working with Dr. Robert Cook in his lab, I found the opportunities endless and decided to pursue a Ph.D. under his advising.
Current Research: I have two broad areas of research that I'm currently focusing on. The first is shape from shading, a monocular depth cue that comes from parts of an object being brighter than others as a result of being closer to the light source. My second research area focuses on the abilities and extent of pigeons to understand virtual, three dimension environments.
Future Plans: I foremost hope to teach and inspire future scientists and researchers, and conduct further research about the mind.


 

Name: Jenni Schultz
Email: jennifer.schultz@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Keith Maddox, Ph.D.
Background: B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 2008
Current Research: Reducing stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.


 

Name: Michael Slepian
Email: michael.slepian@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Nalini Ambady
Background: I graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 where I majored in Psychology and minored in Neuroscience.
Current Research: My research interests are in Social Perception and Nonverbal Behavior. Topics of my research include how our body plays a role in our social behaviors and in the perceptions of others, environmental influences on behavior, and and how the perception of others influences self-judgments.


 

Name: Amy Smith
E-mail:
amy.smith@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D
Background: I graduated from The State University of New York at Potsdam in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and Mathematics. My undergraduate honors thesis investigated the effects of stress on memory in young adults.
Current Research: Ways to reduce the negative effects that age-related stereotyping has on older adults' memories, the effects of stress on memory in older adults.
Future Plans: Teach and research!


  Name: Samantha Snyder
Email: samantha.snyder@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Jessica Remedios, Ph.D.
Background: In 2011, I received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. I went on to earn a M.A. in General Psychology in 2013 from the University of North Florida, where I mainly conducted research on how conditions of stereotype threat affect outcomes for women in leadership.
Current Research: I am interested in studying stereotyping, prejudice, and stigma. Specifically, I am researching how people's multiple social identities (i.e., gender, race, SES, etc.) affect their experiences within conditions of stereotype threat and intergroup interactions.
Future Plans: I hope to continue to conduct research, teach, and have a long career in academia.

 

Name: Agatha Trindade
Email: agatha.trindade@tufts.edu
Area of Study:
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.


 

Name: Michael VanElzakker
Email: michael.vanelzakker@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Experimental Clinical Neuroimaging
Advisor: Lisa Shin, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated magna cum laude from CU-Boulder with a bachelor's in psychology. I then worked at a nonprofit shelter for homeless teenagers for several years before returning to CU to manage the stress neuroendocrinology lab there, studying rodent HPA axis function and physiology while earning my master's in behavioral neuroscience.
Current Research: I am interested in why people with PTSD have trouble concentrating. Historically, research into this symptom has been done using trauma-relevant stimuli (e.g. pictures of fire are distracting to burn victims). I am using non-valent stimuli in various attentional paradigms in an attempt to learn the extent to which attentional circuits have been more fundamentally affected by psychological trauma and/or chronic PTSD. The hope is that this will lead to more effective cognitive therapy strategies for traumatized people. I am also interested in comorbid PTSD and post-concussive disorder.
Future Plans: Checking a few items off my "to do" list tomorrow.


  Name: Lara Vujovic
Email: lara.vujovic@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Affective Neuroscience
Advisor: Heather Urry, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Jacobs University Bremen with a BA in Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology. I continued working there as a Research Assistant within the eCUTE (Education in Cultural Understanding, Technology Enhanced) project.
Current Research: I am interested in how younger adults process emotion. 
Future Plans: Pending.

 

Name: Erin Warren
e-mail : erin.warren@tufts.edu
Area of Study: Mathematical Psychology, Cognition
Advisor: Richard Chechile, Ph.D.
Background: I attended Ithaca College as an undergraduate, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Dance. A number of years later, I completed my Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Current Research: I am currently examining and creating mathematical models of implicit and explicit memory.
Future Plans: To enjoy developing as a researcher at Tufts University.


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2013
Patricia Allen, Ph.D. 2013
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Qi Wang, Ph.D. 2013
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2012
Laura Babbitt, Ph.D., 2012
Kathleen Rives Bogart, Ph.D., 2012
Neil Cohn, Ph.D., 2012
Kristin Dukes, Ph.D., 2012
Jon Freeman, Ph.D., 2012
Reid Offringa, Ph.D., 2012
Kana Okano, Ph.D., 2012
Martin Paczynski, Ph.D., 2012
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2011
Steve Maher, Ph.D., 2011
Negin Toosi, Ph.D., 2011

2010
Katie Handwerger, Ph.D., 2010
Sara McKenzie-Quirk, Ph.D., 2010
Nick Rule, Ph.D., 2010

2009
Evan Apfelbaum, Ph.D., 2009
Reyyan Bilge, Ph.D., 2009
Krysta Chauncey, Ph.D., 2009
Jenn DiCorcia, Ph.D., 2009
Alexandra Geyer, Ph.D., 2009
Angie Koban, Ph.D., 2009
Kristin Pauker, Ph.D., 2009
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2007
Tad Brunye, Ph.D., 2007
Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D., 2007
Jessica Chamberland, Ph.D., 2007
Tali Ditman, Ph.D., 2007
Gina Melnik, Ph.D., 2007

2006
Herbert Evans Covington, III, Ph.D., 2006
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Jason Sidman, Ph.D., 2006
Yvonne Wakeford, Ph.D., 2006

2005
Leslie Adams Lariviere, Ph.D., 2005
Rinah Yamamoto, Ph.D., 2005

2004
R. Todd Coy, Ph.D., 2004
Heidi Dobish, Ph.D., 2004
Marcy Goldsmith, Ph.D., 2004
Terri S. Krangel, Ph.D., 2004

2003
Amy Brugger Clement, Ph.D., 2003
Sue Butler, Ph.D., 2003
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Eric Fish, Ph.D., 2003
Stephanie Gray, Ph.D., 2003
Tatiana Sitnikova, Ph.D., 2003

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