CURRENT STUDENTS

Kristen Amico
Kristen Amico

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jesse Schank, Physiology and Pharmacology

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Tiffany Anderson

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisors: Lisa Renzi-Hammond and Robert Lynall

Research Interests

  • Concussion/TBI
  • Macular Pigmentation (Vision)
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Miranda Arnold

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jesse Schank, Physiology and Pharmacology

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Jennifer Art

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Nadja Zeltner

Research Interests

  • PTSD
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Stem cell biology
  • Trauma
  • Neuropathologies of stress
  • Sympathetic neurons
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Kathy Bui

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Daichi Kamiyama, Cellular Biology

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Jessica Carpenter

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Nikolay Filipov, Physiology and Pharmacology

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Kendall Clay

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, Cellular Biology

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Brooklyn Crabtree

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jing Xu

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Ellie Decker

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jesse Schank

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Morgane Golan

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisors: Frank West and Steve Stice, Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research Interests

  • Neurotrauma and neurodegeneration
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Neuroimaging and MRI
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Nathan Gonsalves

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Lohitash Karumbaiah, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research Interests

  • Brain Injury
  • Repair and Regeneration
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neurological disorders
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Jacob Harth

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Renzi-Hammond, Department of Psychology

Research Interests

  • Visual psychophysics 
  • Neural efficiency and visual function throughout human life span
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Ling-Yu (Beryl) Huang

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Brett Clementz, Psychology

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Landry Goodgame Huffman

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Assaf Oshri, Human Development and Family Science

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Ahyoung Jang

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Anumantha Kanthasamy

Amrita Kaimal
Amrita Kaimal

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Sheba MohanKumar, Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging

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Justin McCurdy

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Deborah Barany, Department of Kinesiology

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Kelly B. Menees

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jae-Kyung Lee, Physiology and Pharmacology

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Sneha Mohan

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jim Lauderdale, Cellular Biology

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Oranti Omi

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Karl F. Lechtreck, Cellular Biology

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanisms in the brain leading to neurodegenerative disease
  • Pathology of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neuroplasticity, learning and memory
  • How the immune system contributes to neurodegenerative disease. What is the biological trigger?
  • Gut-brain signaling and inter-relation. How much of the brain response is dependent on gut microbiota composition?
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Cognitive and behavioral science
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Shanmathi “Shan” Ramasubramanian

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Lohitash Karumbaiah, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research Interests

  • Cancer studies
  • Regeneration
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Interdisciplinary research
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Christina Sabin

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jim Lauderdale, Cellular Biology

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Md Marzan Sarkar

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisors: Steven Stice, Animal & Dairy Science, and Lohitash Karumbaiah, Animal & Dairy Science, Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research Interests

  • Brain cancer
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
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Beth Waters

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Frank West, Animal & Dairy Science

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Stephen Weber

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Jae-Kyung Lee, Physiology and Pharmacology