Alumni of the Laboratory
A photo of Justin McGraw and Josh Ricker together at graduation 2018 in August outside on a beautiful summer graduation day. They both recently added to their families and in their arms are holding future falcons and biopsychologists who will solve the problems of the future. Justin McGraw defended his dissertation research May 2018. He presented a public defense in the Psychology Building and did a outstanding job. His experimental work focused on relative reward effects using the alcohol preferring rat line (P rats). His expertise spans diverse methods including histology and behavior. Justin's main interests include behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of addiction.
Josh Ricker defended his dissertation research May 4th 2018. He is off to do teaching and research at Wright State University. He completed a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging and concussions. Great job Josh!
Rachel Atchley PhD
In 2014 Rachel graduated after working on clinical neuroscience topic of Inhibitory gating. She made progress on examining the impact of Mindfulness Meditation on elementary brain mechanims of inhibition.
She left BGSU to work as a Post-doctoral fellow at Oregon Health Sciences Institute.
Naima Dahir Masters Degree from the MACIE Program at BGSU
Naima is the pioneer in Cultural Neuroscience here at BGSU. She examined brain signals between individuals in different cultures and how they were differentially modulated by stress.
Emily Webber PhD
We celebrate a successful PhD defense. Emily presented to the public and then defended her ideas in front of the committee.
Congratulations Emily and good luck at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda.
Pictured are Emily's parents, Vipa and Casey and Emily Webber and Tracey Raybourne.
David Mankin, M.S.
Kelley M. Harmon, PhD
Graduated in December of 2010. She is currently teaching at Southern Indiana University. Congratulations Kelley!
Ryan P. Mears, PhD
Currently at MGH and Harvard University working in Clinical Neurophysiology
His expertise is in animal models of schizophrenia and inhibitory gating. Pictured are Drs. Li, Cromwell, Mears and Boutros at a Clinical Neurophysiology meeting in Boston.
Nicole Dover MS Biological Sciences
Christa Bowen, MS Biological Sciences
Christa was a wonderful researcher and person. She was tragically killed in a car accident in Bowling Green, Ohio.
We miss Christa and loved working with her.
This picture shows Christa holding my daughter Teeda Cromwell at one of the Meserve's soupfests.
Ashley McFarland, MA Research Technician at University of Pittsburgh in Neuroimaging.
Travis Beckwith is currently in the neuroscience program at University of Cincinnati
Christina Asbrock MS Biology Occupational Therapist
Dena Krishnan, MS Biology Medical School
Christina and Dena enjoying presents at the Soupfest
Dena Krishnan makes headlines (People Magazine in Sept 2010 ) with her work in medical school.
Read one of the news articles: Update on Dena and her medical altruism
Avanti Desai, MS Biology research technician at Case Western University
Victoria Eck M.S. Biology
Katie Hiler, MS Biology research technician at St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis
Cynthia Toth MS Biology
Undergraduate Research Scholars and Assistants: GO FALCONS!
2017 Neuroscience graduates:
Ben Fry and Zach Knauss
We had 2017 CURS Scholars:
Rob Goldsmith and Marko Filopovic
Several other research assistants:
and Jasmine Williams
Zackery T. Knauss
Alexander Donald Price
Lexie Schimdt presenting her work on incentive contrast using a new paradigm. The work could lead to more reliable relative reward effects that could enable work on drug addiction and mental illness to understand the neurobiology of these disorders.
2015 Team included
Richard Kopchock who graduated and left for graduate program in neuroscience at the University of Miami Department of Biology
Alex Tyson who traveled around the world learning medicine and preparing to help others
Devin Daniel who has lots of creative ideas for research projects both human and non-human animal work experiences.
Luke Zona was our 2014 Center for Undergraduate Research Scholar. His main interests are in psychopharmacology. His project focused on ethanol exposure and decision-making.
Christina Downey working in the BAM Lab at BGSU.
Jonathan Meier Senior Honors Project entitled ' The effects of anxiety on sensory gating'
Captain Dan D. Powers:
A real super-hero in the lab!
(2102-2013 Honors Project)
Paige Nicole Reinhart-Anez 2013 National Science Foundation SETGO Scholar
Justin Hatch (2013 Center for Undergraduate Research Scholar)
Nicole Chambers (Graduate School at Western Kentucky University)
Matt Oczypok: Congratulations on getting into Medical School!
Samantha Pena (and her family) updated photo from 2014 of Samantha
Ethan Miller (Researcher at UC San Diego)
Megan Greenwald (Neuroscience Graduate Student at U Michigan)
Andrew Klein (Working for Plexon Neurosience research tools)
Ryan Ward (Grad School in Industrial/Organizational Psych)
Sarah Echols (Social Worker in Chicago IL)
George Arlington Wilson
Asia Johnson (Grad School at Emory University in Neuroscience)
Sarah Reuss (Medical school at University of Toledo)
Justin McGraw working hard in the laboratory