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Graduate Students
Gizem Altheimer
Background: I graduated from Oberlin College in 2012 with a B.A. in psychology, where I studied the effects of corumination on interpersonal problem solving abilities. Before coming to Tufts, I spent 2 years as a research assistant at the Center for Social Development and Education at UMass Boston, as well as the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research at Harvard University.
Current Research: Interpersonal emotion regulation in clinical populations
Future Plans: To teach and conduct exciting research that has real-world applications
Danielle Arena
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.
Background: I earned my B.S. in biomedical sciences with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. I then spent three years working in pre-clinical neuroscience research at the VA studying morphine conditioned place preference, as well as a comorbid model of TBI and PTSD in mice.
Current Research: My current research looks at the impact of intermittent (episodic) stress experience versus continuous (persistent) stress on drug-taking behavior in murine models.
Future Plans: More research!
Muna Akhtar
Advisor: Jessica Remedios, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. I then spent the next year working as a research assistant and lab manager at Loyola studying stereotypes and their role in juror decision-making as well as studying motivation gains in small groups.
Current Research: I am most interested in studying stigma, discrimination, and stereotypes. More specifically, I want to know how context and having multiple identities affect the process of attributing an outcome to discrimination.
Future Plans: Teach and conduct research I love. Learn how to fly a plane.
Edward Alexander
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Hampshire College with a Concentration in Cognitive Science. Before Tufts, I worked as a research assistant at Rutgers.
Current Research: My research interests include the development of effective reading strategies, violations of expectations, and multimodal perception.
Future Plans: Research and Teaching
Julie Cantelon
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Denison University in 2009, with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in neuroscience. I then worked for three years as research assistant at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center, where I ran studies focusing on evaluating individual differences in cognitive performance under physical and emotional stress, as well as exercise, emotion and prefrontal cortex activation.
Current research: Examining the relationships between nutrition, exercise and stress on cognitive function and eating behavior.
Future Plans: Continue research on nutrition, exercise and cognitive function with the Army.
Keri Carvalho
Advisor: Robin Kanarek, Ph.D.
Current Research: My research interests include obesity stigmatization, and the role of eating behaviors in social outcomes. Related areas of general interest are self-esteem and body image associated with being overweight, and social and cognitive implications for childhood-onset or adult-onset obesity.
Chelsea Crittle
Advisor: Keith Maddox, Ph.D.
Background: I earned my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Comparative Women's Studies from Spelman College in 2015 where I worked with Dr. Valerie Jones-Taylor, studying stereotype confirming behaviors and Interracial Interactions in various contexts.
Current Research: Generally, I am interested in the study of interracial interactions, stereotyping, prejudice and power. Currently, I am investigating the ways in which people respond to claims of racial bias.
Future Plans: To put out research that will contribute to a better understanding of the psychological processes that play a role in the disenfranchisement of minorities.
Mary Kathryn (Kate) Dahlgren
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.
Ruizhi Dai
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.
Renee DeCaro
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D.
Background: I earned my B.S. in Psychology from University of Southern Indiana. Before coming to Tufts, I worked at the Memory and Cognition Lab at Brandeis University, where I investigated how working memory demands impact speech comprehension for older adults with and without hearing loss.
Current research interests: age differences in metacognitive control; the relationship between social isolation and cognition for older adults.
Victoria Floerke
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
Allison Fogel
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
Suzanne Gray
Area of Study: Comparative Cognition, Avian Cognition
Advisor: Robert Cook, Ph.D.
Background: I earned my bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Harvard University Extension majoring in Psychology. Since 2012, I have worked as Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s Lab Manager in her Avian Cognition Lab studying the cognitive and commutative abilities of African Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Specifically I focused on concepts involving probabilistic reasoning, delay of gratification, and Piagetian volume conservation.
Current Research: I am interested in exploring and comparing the cognitive abilities of various avian species in both the laboratory and field setting. I am also interested in applying this research to the conservation and protection of endangered avian species.
Paige Hickey
Area of Study: Neuroscience
Background:
I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from Furman University in 2015. During my time at Furman I worked in a sleep and EEG lab studying the effects of waking rest on memory consolidation. After graduation, I worked as a research assistant for the Human Neurobehavioral Core at Boston Children's Hospital where I worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a variety of other rare genetic disorders.
Current Research: I am interested in using EEG to study attention and memory networks and how they are used to generate future predictions.
Future Plans: Research and Teaching
Cecilia Hinojosa
Area of Study: Experimental Clinical, Neuroimaging PTSD
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Shin
Background: I graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. During my time there, I was working in a behavioral neuroscience laboratory for three years under the guidance of Dr. Laura O'Dell where we focused on nicotine addiction in a rat model of diabetes. I also worked in Dr. Michael Zarate's Social/Cognitive Laboratory for two and a half years where I focused on understanding negativity bias in models of PTSD.
Current Research: I am interested in using neuroimaging techniques to identify predictors of treatment response in patients with PTSD.
Future Plans: I would like to continue a career in research as well as teach.
Lindsay Hinzman
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.
Gregory Hughes
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, PhD.
Background: I earned my bachelors in English and Political Science with a minor in Psychology from UMass Amherst. After graduating, I worked in the labs of Dr. Ayanna Thomas and Dr. Holly Taylor for two years.
Current Research: Broadly speaking, I study the cognitive mechanisms underlying people's ability to introspect on their own thoughts and memories. I aim to devise methods for improving these skills, and hope my research can contribute to educational practices.
Hunter Johndro
Advisor: Elizabeth Race, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with a B.S. in Biology (Neuroscience emphasis) from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 where I worked with Dr. Nancy Dennis to look at the neural correlates of false memory in young and aging populations. I went on to work as a Lab Manager/RA with Dr. Angela Gutchess at Brandeis University, where I used behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study the effects of disease and age on human memory.
Current Research: Interactions between attention and memory networks, particularly as they relate to the enhancement of human cognitive performance in clinical and applied contexts.
Aleksandra Kaszowska
Area of Study: Cognitive Science
Advisor: Holly Taylor
Background: I graduated from Clark University in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology with a Philosophy minor. Before coming to Tufts I worked as a Research Assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (Cognitive Neuroscience and Schizophrenia lab) and at the Department of Psychology at Aalborg University in Denmark.
Current research interests: spatial cognition, visual perception, embodied cognition, human factors engineering
Future plans: keeping that caffeine dependence under control
Navneet Kaur
Area of Study: Experimental Clinical, PTSD, Neuropsychiatry, Neuromodulation
Advisor: Lisa Shin, Ph.D
Background: I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from Trinity College in 2012. I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School for two years with Drs. Camprodon, Dougherty, and Deckersbach conducting neuropsychiatric and neuromodulation research. My work focused on assessing the neural circuitry in various psychiatric populations using tools and techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to understand the mechanisms of actions of disease.
Current Research: Assessing the physiology and brain activity associated with fear extinction in a PTSD twin cohort.
Future Plans: To translate basic research on fear extinction to clinical applications and treatment using neuromodulation techniques.
Ashlynn Keller
Area of Study: Comparative Cognition, Learning, and Neuroscience
Advisor: Robert Cook, Ph.D.
Background: I earned my B.S. in Psychology and Biomedical Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013. I started my undergraduate career working in a human cognition lab studying affect, mood, and memory. At the end of my sophomore year I began working in the Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab where I focused on object and numerosity discrimination in goldfish (Carassius auratus) and tool use/problem solving in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus), raccoons (Procyon lotor), and human children. Post-graduation I spent a year working at an aquarium learning about different species of marine and freshwater animals and special husbandry techniques.
Current Research: I am interested in expanding the general understanding of fish cognition continuing with my previous numerosity research and extending that to other domains within the auditory and visual domains. Additionally, I am interested in the mechanisms involved in both auditory discrimination and motion discrimination in avian species as well as the neurobiology underlying those mechanisms.
Future Plans: To develop as both a researcher and teacher and expand my knowledge along the way.
Rebecca Lange
Area of Study: Cognitive, Developmental
Advisor: Paul Muentener. Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013 with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy. There, I spent two years in a cognitive development lab studying language and thought, as well as some time in social cognition and psychometric labs. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant with Facing History, an international education non-profit, measuring the effects of different history pedagogies on children's moral, social, and historical reasoning.
Current research: Using developmental methodologies to explore basic cognitive and epistemological themes, notably: essentialism, explanation, language & thought, folk scientific and social theories, and conceptual change.
Future plans: In addition to doing academic research, I hope to find ways to translate basic research into concrete applications where it may impact the public's social or scientific reasoning.
Michael Leonard
Advisor: Klaus Miczek, Ph.D.
Area of Study: Behavioral Pharmacology
Background: I graduated from Stonehill College with a B.S. in Neuroscience. After graduating I spent three years working as a research technician in the Preclinical Pharmacology Program at McLean Hospital studying the behavioral and cognitive consequences of drugs of abuse, as well as basic cannabinoid pharmacology.
Current Research: Investigating the role of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in mediating the stress-induced emergence of addictive-like behaviors.
Future Plans: Research
Thomas McWilliams
Advisor: Nathan Ward, Ph.D.
Background: I received a B.A. in Psychology focusing in Cognitive Neuroscience from the George Washington University. After graduating I spent 3 years at the MIT AgeLab researching aging, attention, and human machine interactions in driving environments.
Current Research: I am interested in how multiple streams of information are handled in both lab and applied scenarios. Also, how tools like low current brain stimulation and virtual environments can be used to understand multitasking.
Julia Mertens
Area of Study: Cognitive Science
Advisor: J.P. de Ruiter
Background: I received a B.S. in Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2015 from the University of Connecticut, where I studied language development in autism spectrum disorders and computational modeling of language. From 2015 to 2017, I worked in a research lab studying social communication (facial expressions, eye gaze, language) and physical arousal in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Current Research: How and why people misinterpret each others' words and intentions, especially in clinical populations and across social strata or power differentials.
Future Plans: Conquering my impostor syndrome
Priya Mitra
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.
Emily Newman
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.
Jeremy Pagan
Advisor: Sam Sommers, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Cultural Studies in Religion - European & Middle Eastern Religions, from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I worked with Dr. Christine Reyna exploring stereotype threat of police and demonstrators during group encounters (demonstrations).
Current Research: I am interested in exploring the perceptions of authority, stereotype threat in intergroup and interracial contexts, and race and discrimination.
Future Plans: Become the next Steve Jobs...somehow!
Clint Perry
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.
Current Research: 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.
Jennifer Perry
Area of study: Social Psychology; Social and Affective Neuroscience
Advisor: Keith Maddox, Ph.D.
Background: I received my BA in 2010 from George Washington University, where I majored in Psychology and Hispanic Literature. After undergrad, I spent a year working as a lab manager in a cognitive neuroscience lab in DC, and another year working in bilingual education for the Spanish Ministry of Education in Madrid, Spain. Immediately prior to coming to Tufts, I earned my MA in Psychology from NYU, under Dr. David Amodio and the Social Neuroscience Laboratory.
Current research: My research interests involve examining the impact of racial stigma via a social neuroscientific approach. In particular, I am interested in the underlying perceptual, affective, and cognitive mechanisms of perceived discrimination from the target's perspective, as well as which coping strategies may prove either beneficial or detrimental at both the neural and behavioral levels. I'm also interested in the processes involved in intergroup empathy (or lack thereof).
Future plans: To continue to love what I study.
Helen Pu
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!
Raea Rasmussen
Area of Study: Social
Advisor: Sam Sommers, Ph.D.
Background: I received my B.A. in Psychology at Williams College in 2015 where I worked with Dr. Steven Fein studying the effects of self-affirmation on participants' willingness to discuss race-related issues. Before coming to Tufts, I worked for a year as a lab manager with Dr. Nate Kornell at Williams College studying how people learn most efficiently and their metacognitive beliefs about learning.
Current Research: Generally I am interested in understanding the psychological perspective on stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Currently I am focused on studying interracial interactions and how we can promote productive interracial dialogue about race-related issues.
Future Plans: Put out research that helps us tackle issues of racism and discrimination. Play semi-professional volleyball for extra cash along the way.
Andrew Rouse
Area of Study: Comparative Cognition
Advisors: Aniruddh Patel, Ph.D. and Mimi Kao, Ph.D. (Biology)
Background: I graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with my BS in Biology in 2011. Since then I have been a research assistant at the Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Laboratory, where I worked on behavioral studies of hearing, learning, and problem-solving in animals, including seals, sea lions, and sea otters, as well as rhythm entrainment in a California sea lion.
Current Research: Rhythm perception and processing in zebra finches, examining the role that vocal plasticity might have.
Future Plans: Expand our understanding of rhythm perception and performance using human and non-human models.
Victoria Sharpe
Background: I graduated in 2015 from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where I spent 3 1/2 years in Dr. Dirk den Ouden’s Neurolinguistics Lab, working on behavioral and fMRI studies of language processing. After graduation, I spent 2 years as a full-time research assistant at the NYU Neuroscience of Language Lab, using MEG to investigate aspects of form typicality and syntactic prediction in English. In Dr. Kuperberg’s lab, I plan to continue my research on neurolinguistic processing, with emphasis on interactions with emotion and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Amy Smith
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!
Christopher Thomas
Advisor: Holly Taylor, Ph.D.
Background: I received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from San Francisco State University, and an MSc in Cognitive Science from University of Edinburgh. My master's thesis was on peripersonal space plasticity in human-computer interaction. I also spent a year working at the Brain Imaging and EEG Lab at University of California, San Francisco, a lab that studies brain functioning in schizophrenia.
Current Research: Studying the way people navigate and build spatial representations via a wearable compass. Also, the way interactive technology mediates people's engagement with the world.
Chyei Vinluan
Advisor: Jessica Remedios, Ph.D.
Background: I received my B.S. from the University of Illinois-Chicago and double majored in biology and psychology. After, I received a teaching fellowship from the psychology department at UIC and worked as Dr. Courtney Bonam's lab manager.
Current Research: I'm interested in the effects of stereotypes, discrimination, and prejudice on interracial interactions, specifically for multiracial individuals.
Future Plans: Research, Teach, and Bake
Lara Vujovic
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.
Alia Wulff
Area of Study: Cognitive
Advisor: Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D.
Background: I graduated from Western Washington University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. There, I spent three years as a research assistant studying various cognitive processes, such as involuntary and intrusive thoughts, source monitoring errors, and inattentional blindness.
Current Research: Misinformation in the context of eyewitness memory. 
Future Plans: Teaching and researching.
 
Recent Graduates
2017
Gizem Altheimer, M.S., 2017
Alex Borgella, Ph.D., 2017
Rabia Ergin, Ph.D., 2017
Eric Fields, Ph.D., 2017
Victoria Floerke, M.S, 2017
Allison Fogel, M.S., 2017
Han Xiao, Ph.D., 2017
Nicole Jurdak, Ph.D., 2017
Aleksandra Kaszowska, M.S., 2017
Satia Marotta, Ph.D., 2017
Muhammad Qadri, Ph.D., 2017

2016
Nate Delaney-Busch, Ph.D., 2016
Aaron Gardony, Ph.D., 2016
Grace Giles, Ph.D., 2016
Simon Howard, Ph.D., 2016
Megan Strait, Ph.D., 2016

2015
Daniel Barch, Ph.D., 2015
Maria Barth, Ph.D., 2015
Laura Blazej, M.S., 2015
Naomi Kenney Caselli, Ph.D., 2015
Leamarie Gordon, Ph.D., 2015
Elizabeth Holly, Ph.D., 2015
Lara Hwa, Ph.D., 2015
Meeyeon Lee, Ph.D., 2015
Michael Vanelzakker, Ph.D., 2015
Erin Warren, Ph.D., 2015

2014

Jeffrey Birk, Ph.D., 2014
Trevor Blackford, M.S., 2014
Christopher Boyson, Ph.D., 2014
Sarah Gaither, Ph.D., 2014
Marshall G. Miller, Ph.D., 2014
Matthew Murphy, Ph.D., 2014
Philipp Opitz, Ph.D., 2014
Jenni Schultz, Ph.D., 2014
Michael Slepian, Ph.D., 2014

2013
Patricia Allen, Ph.D., 2013
Carl Hagmann, Ph.D., 2013
Lisa Lucia, Ph.D., 2013
Qi Wang, Ph.D., 2013
Cherry Yum, Ph.D., 2013

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
Lara Sloboda, Ph.D., 2012
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
Jasmine Yap, Ph.D., 2009

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
Sara Park Faccidomo, Ph.D., 2006
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
Gemma Casadesus, Ph.D., 2003
Eric Fish, Ph.D., 2003
Stephanie Gray, Ph.D., 2003
Tatiana Sitnikova, Ph.D., 2003