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.

Courtney Burton

Ph.D University of Georgia (2019)

Courtney accepted a position as a Neuroimaging Researcher at The National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. examining brain function in response to ketamine within treatment-resistant depression.

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 Senior Lecturer 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.

Matt Hudgens-Haney

Ph.D. University of Georgia (2017)

Matt took a post-doctoral position in the Psychiatry Department at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is working under the direction of Dr. Carol Tamminga. His 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.

Amanda Rodrigue

Ph.D University of Georgia (2017)

Amanda took a post-doctoral position in the Neurocognition, Neurocomputation and Neurogenetics Division at Yale University School of Medicine. She is working under the direction of Dr. David Glahn. Her research involves using structural and functional neuroimaging and genetics to understand the biological basis of psychotic disorders.

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

Sunny Abdelmageed

Sunny is pursing her M.D. at Northwestern University's College of Medicine.

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.

Emma Auger

Emma is attending graduate school at The University of Oklahoma working in the Brain and Biomarker Lab under Dr. Lauren Ethridge, another CCNL Alum.

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.

Jenna Brown

Jenna is a current Research Assistant at the CCNL working on a DTI collaboration with Augusta University.

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

Eli Chlan

Eli is a Research Assistant in the CCNL and is currently interviewing for PhD programs in Neuroscience.

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

Chandler Cubbedge

Chandler is attending medical school at Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Tarun Daniel

Tarun is in medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

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.

Emily Germany

Emily is doing post-bac work for the Emory Brain Health Center and Department of Neurology and is applying for medical school.

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

Ansley Madala

Ansley is in medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.

Holly (Barmore) Mahoney

Medical student, MCG, Augusta, GA

Peter El Masry

M.D., UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Namita Mathew

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

Quentin Moore

Robert Morin

Keng Moua

Megan Murphy

Megan is in Medical School at Mercer University.

William Oliver

Received his P.hD. 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

Kajol Patel

Kajol is in medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.

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

Megan Rogers

Megan is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinatti Children's Hospital.

Leslie Rumph

Kodiak Sauer

Kodiak has previously been the Research Coordinator for the CCNL. He also Produces Classic City Science on WUGA FM, is a Volunteer Lobbyist in the Athens Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, and completed his Master's in Science Education at UGA in December of 2019.

Nicole Scholsberg

Nicole worked at the University of Jamestown doing post-bac neuroimaging work before entering a masters program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She plans on moving on to a PhD program after completing her Master's.

Zoe Schneider

Zoe is a graduate student at Rollins School of Public Health.

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

Shea Fincher

Shea is currently in medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Laurel Parker

Laurel is in medical school at Medical College of Georgia/UGA Medical partnership in Athens, GA

Jawa Darazim

Jawa is currently working as the Research Coordinator for the CCNL as she is in the process of applying to medical schools.

Karl Opara

Karl is currently working as a patient care representative at Gwinnett clinic as he is in the process of applying to medical schools.

Eric Santana