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Behavioral Neuroscience

Laura Agee

Graduate student

Alexandra Garcia

Graduate student |
512-232-8191 |
BME 3.506

Evan Nudi

Graduate student

Krystal Schaar Valenzuela

Graduate student, Schallert Lab

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John Valenta

Graduate Research Assistant |
512-232-2785 |
ARC 1.240

Interests: Addiction, Reward, Behavioral Neuroscience, Alcohol, Opioids, Dopamine, Neurobiology and Brain Physiology, Neuropharmacology, Stereotaxic Surgery, Neurochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Rat Handling, Microdialysis, Conditioned Place Preference, Prepulse Inhibition, Animal Surgery, Rat Models, HPLC-ECD, Nucleus Accumbens, Ventral Tegmental Area, Neuroimmunology, Neuroinflammation

Ryan Will

Graduate student

Clinical Psychology

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Scarlett Baird

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Interests: CBT, Exposure Therapy, Determinants of Treatment Adherence, Exercise, Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders, Addiction

Alex Birdsill

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Adam Cobb

Graduate student

Darius Dawson

Graduate student |
SEA 2.314

Education: M.A., San Diego State University

Interests: Ethnic Differences in Substance Use Behaviors; Behavioral Change Mechanisms

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Jolene Jacquart

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Interests: Health Behaviors, CBT & Exposure Therapy, Exercise, Mindfulness, the Relaxation Response

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Ellie Shuo Jin

Graduate Student |
512-232-2215 |
SEA 3.426F

Education: B.A., McGill University

Interests: Psychoneuroendocrinology

Chelsea Kilimnik

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: M.Sc, Trent University

Interests: Sexual violence, non-consensual sexual experiences and subjective identification, sexual well-being and functioning, sexual self-schemas

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Natalie Kretsch

Graduate student

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Travis Mallard

Graduate student

Interests: Genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, externalizing psychopathology

Elise Marino

Graduate student

Michael Mullarkey

Graduate student |
Seay 4.310

Interests: Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Beliefs About Emotions, Brief Interventions

Stephanie Oleson

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Interests: Vascular mechanisms of cognitive decline; identifying modifiable risk factors for dementia

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Santiago Papini

Graduate student

Education: MA, CUNY-City College

Interests: fear extinction, endocannabinoid system, PTSD, translational animal models, latent growth mixture modeling, machine learning

Megan Patterson

Graduate student

Carey Pulverman

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: MA, Hunter College, CUNY

Interests: Sexual violence and sexual functioning.

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Leslie Rice

Graduate student

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Amelia Stanton

Graduate student

Interests: Sexual dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse

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Annie Steele

Graduate student

Emily Wilhite

Graduate student |
SEA 2.302B

Cognitive Neuroscience

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Nathaniel Blanco

Graduate student |
SEA 4.120

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Jessica Cooper

Graduate student |
SEA 4.120E

Interests: Decision-making, learning, cognitive aging, depression, category learning, working memory, cognitive training, computational modeling

Hyo Jeong Kim

Graduate student

Linnea Marks

Graduate student

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Robert Molitor

Graduate student |
NHB 3.340

Interests: cognitive neuroscience of memory, attention, category learning

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Sharon Noh

Graduate student

Mary Roe

Graduate student |
SEA 2.204B

Education: B.S., University of Rochester

Interests: Cognitive development, neuroimaging, typical and atypical developmental trajectories of executive functions

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Stephanie Sherman

Graduate Student

Interests: memory, sleep, circadian rhythms, aging

Emily Viehman

Graduate student

Cognitive Science

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Jessie-Raye Bauer

Graduate Student, Booth Lab |
512-471-2055 |
SEA 1.216

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: science learning, STEM, causal reasoning, executive function, early childhood education, early intervention

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Justin Busch

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

Interests: causal reasoning, science understanding, reasoning about the supernatural, folk biology

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Jennifer Clegg

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

Lydia Crooks

Graduate Student, Gilden Lab |
SEA 5.118E

Interests: embodied cognition, human time perception, philosophy of science / queer science, affect theory

Taylor Mezaraups

Graduate Student, Gilden Lab

Frances Morales

Graduate Student, Legare Lab |

Evan Stein

Graduate student

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Nicole Wen

Graduate Student; Cognition, Culture, & Development Lab (Legare) |
512-232-1289 |
SEA 1.318B

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Cognitive development, cultural learning, social cognition, mechanisms of cultural transmission

Daniel Willard

Graduate Student, Markman Lab

Developmental Psychology

Caitlin Clark

Graduate Student, Bigler Lab |
Seay 1.212 E

Interests: development of homophobia and heterosexism, children's attitudes toward sexual minorities, LGBT psychology, feminist psychology

Jessica Jankowitsch

Graduate Student, Langlois Lab

Education: B.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Haeyeon Lee

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318A

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Seoul National University

Interests: Adolescent social cognitive development; Social/academic stress and health outcomes in adolescence; Sensitivity to social status; Psychological intervention and behavioral change in adolescence

Brooke Miller

Graduate Student, Woolley Lab

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Joseph O'brien

Graduate student

Education: B.A., North Carolina State University

Mayra Chantal Ramirez

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318C

Education: B.A., Texas A&M University

Interests: Bilingual language processing and development, learning strategies in early bilinguals and second language learners, dual language education

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Dolly Rojo

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318C

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social and Cognitive Psychology, Language Development, Language Processing, Spanish-English Bilinguals, Dual-Language Education

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Stevie Schein

Graduate Student, Langlois Lab |
SEA 1.318E

Interests: infant attractiveness, caregiving behavior, negativity bias, affect

Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology

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Kelly Asao

Graduate student |
SEA 3.324B

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Daniel Conroy-Beam

Graduate student

Interests: Evolutionary psychology, mate preferences, mate selection, agent-based modeling

Laura Engelhardt

Graduate student |
512-471-2221 |
SEA 2.204

Education: B.A. Indiana University, M.A. University of Texas at Austin

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Frank Mann

Graduate student |
518-471-3516 |
SEA 3.314

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Anna Sedlacek

Graduate student

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Joy Wyckoff

Graduate student |
SEA 3.324

Education: BA, MA, PhD, University of California Santa Barbara, The College of William & Mary, University of Texas at Austin

Perception, Brain and Behavior

Yoon Bai

Graduate student

Issac Rhim

Graduate student

Social and Personality Psychology

Ryan Boyd

Graduate student

Interests: language, social processes, behavioral assessment of personality, motivational biases, mental health, computational psychology

Taru Flagan

Graduate student

William Fraser

Graduate student

972-345-8769 |
3.426 A

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Haesung Jung

Graduate student

Sanaz Talaifar

Graduate student |
SEA 3.426 HA

Interests: identity fusion, group processes, the self, morality, political psychology

Postdoctoral and other Research Personnel

James Ashenhurst

Postdoctoral Fellow, SAHARA (Fromme) Lab |
512-471-7276 |

Education: PhD, UCLA

Jessica Koski

Postdoctoral Fellow, Self Regulation Lab

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Rachel Watson-Jones

Postdoctoral Researcher, Legare Lab; Project Coordinator, Booth Lab |
936-217-2466 |
SEAY 1.214 and 1.308B

Education: Ph.D., University of Oxford

Interests: Cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion, cultural transmission, social learning, and ritual.

Aiyana Willard

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognition, Culture, and Development Laboratory

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