Lab Alumni

Melissa Peckins

mpeckins@umich.edu

Melissa Peckins was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in developmental psychology. She received her doctorate in biobehavioral health from The Pennsylvania State University with a focus on the biopsychosocial consequences of early life stress across development and developmental methodology. Her research utilizes a multi-level, interdisciplinary approach to study how contextual factors such as child maltreatment and violence exposure impact the endocrine response to stress, health, and behavior from childhood to early adulthood. She is currently on a training grant to study the role of neural processes in the association between context, functioning of the stress response system, and behavior.

 

Laura Murray

lmur@umich.edu

Laura was a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Laura received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in neurobiology from Harvard University in 2011, and was also a member of the Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving team. Laura’s research focuses on understanding the role of reward processing in the development and persistence of antisocial behavior and psychopathy. Her dissertation investigates the potential relationships between components of antisocial behavior (e.g., callous-unemotional traits, delinquency, and disinhibition) and dysfunctional neural response to reward and punishment in youth and adults at risk for antisocial behavior. This year, Laura will be completing her clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Rebecca Waller

rewaller@umich.edu

Dr. Waller is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who joined Michigan in 2013 after receiving her doctorate from the University of Oxford. She has an MA in Experimental Psychology and MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, also from the University of Oxford. Her research is focused on examining behavioral and personality precursors of psychopathy and antisocial behavior from a developmental psychopathology perspective. Specifically, she studies how children’s early environmental risk (including parental harshness and low warmth) is related to the development of callous unemotional (CU) traits and the emergence of conduct problems in later childhood and adolescence. Within this, she focuses on issues related to the conceptualization and measurement of CU traits in children, as well as related constructs such as empathy and early conscience deficits. Her recent work incorporates neurogenetics to better understand the heritable and neural risk markers for CU traits and antisocial behavior, with the ultimate goal of informing preventative interventions. Dr. Waller is currently on a T32 Fellowship in the Addiction Center of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where she is integrating models of early externalizing psychopathology with risk for problematic substance and alcohol use across development. From July 1st 2018, Dr. Waller will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Alicia Pardon

Alicia (Allie) was the MiND Lab Manager from 2016 to 2019. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in psychology. She is currently pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Kimberly Driscoll. Her research interests include the effects of chronic childhood illness on psychosocial functioning. She is particularly interested in the development of anxiety, coping with stress, and treatment adherence. In her free time, she enjoys biking, reading, and watching Netflix with her cat Mia.

Ashley Holmes

ashlucia@umich.edu

Ashley attends the University of Connecticut and worked in the MiND lab from May to July 2019 through the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) .

Malavika Sabu

malavisa@umich.edu

Malavika was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from January 2018 to May 2019.

Sophie Stempel

sstemp@umich.edu

Sophie was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from January 2018 to December 2018.

Dana Labuda

labudadm@umich.edu

Dana was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from September 2017 to April 2019.

Carolyn Wu

wucaro@umich.edu

Carolyn was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from October 2018 to April 2019.

Sharon Lang

sharlang@umich.edu

Sharon was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from September 2018 to December 2018.

 

Elizabeth Estes

lizestes@umich.edu

Elizabeth was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from February 2017 through April 2019.

 

Jude Eyamba

eyamjude@umich.edu

Jude was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2018 to April 2019.

 

Juliana Kammerzell

jkammerz@umich.edu

Juliana was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2018 through April 2019.

 

Meghan Harrington

mmharr@umich.edu

Meghan was an undergraduate research assistant from April 2017 through April 2019.

 

Tabatha Hart

harttab@umich.edu

Tabatha was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2017 to April 2019.

Leena Twal

ltwal@umich.edu

Leena was a post-baccalaureate research assistant from August 2018 through March 2019.

 

Eva Antebi-Lerman

evalal@umich.edu

Eva was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2018 through February 2019.

 

Isabel Saville

icsav@umich.edu

Isabel was an undergraduate research assistant from April 2017 through December 2018.

 

Gaby Eyrich-Freile

eyrich@umich.edu

Gaby attends the University of Florida and worked in the MiND lab from June to August 2017 through the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP).

 

Emma Pearson

eepears@umich.edu

Emma was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2017 to April 2018.

 

Emily Dyke

emdyke@umich.edu

Emily was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2017 to April 2018.

 

Melissa Shiner

mshiner@umich.edu

Melissa was an undergraduate research assistant from February 2017 to April 2018.

 

Maya Youness

myouness@umich.edu

Maya was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2017 to April 2018.

Danielle Harrison

daniph@umich.edu

Danielle was an honors student who majored in psychology with a double minor in crime & justice and Program in the Environment. She plans on pursuing her clinical psychology Ph.D with a focus in forensics. She was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2014 to April 2018.

Meredith Seewald

mersee@umich.edu

Meredith was a post-bac research assistant from January 2018 to April 2018.

Anna Smith

annarsmi@umich.edu

Anna was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2016 to June 2017.

Miloni Shah

milshah@umich.edu

Miloni was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2016 to December 2017.

Madeleine Gerson

mgerson@umich.edu

Madeleine was an undergraduate research assistant from October 2016 to December 2017.

Toni Walker

twalks@umich.edu

Toni graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a BS in psychology with an administration of justice minor. She is interested in understanding the development of conduct problems and antisocial behaviors in children and adolescents, specifically those involved in the justice system. Toni served as lab manager for the MiND lab from 2015 to 2017. She is currently attending Louisiana State University to pursue her Ph.D in clinical psychology.

Andrea Maxwell

ammaxw@umich.edu

Andrea graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in neuroscience and psychology. She completed an honors thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Hyde and Arianna Gard, a developmental psychology Ph.D candidate, entitled “Neighborhood effects on the brain: Impoverishment in early childhood predicts amygdala reactivity to ambiguous faces in young adulthood.” After graduation, Andrea moved to Baltimore, MD where she is working as an IRTA fellow at NIDA under Drs. Elliot Stein and Vaughn Steele. She is working on a research project that uses fMRI and clinical measures to assess the effectiveness of TMS as a chronic treatment for cocaine addiction. Andrea plans to pursue either a Ph.D in clinical psychology or an MD/PhD.

Kelly Rea

reakel@umich.edu

Kelly graduated in April 2017 with an honors degree in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience. Kelly completed her honors thesis with the MiND Lab, entitled: White Matter Tract Abnormalities and Links to Antisocial Behavior Among High-Risk Young Adult Males.” She will be moving to Athens, Georgia in July to start at University of Georgia’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D Program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Blount, Kelly will be studying the effects of pediatric chronic illness on parents and children undergoing solid organ transplantation, and ways to improve outcomes for these children, including treatment adherence, medical communication, and transition to adult care.

Julia Swan

jeswan@umich.edu

Julia graduated in April 2017 with an honors degree in psychology. She completed her honors thesis with Laura Murray and the MiND Lab entitled, “Associations Between Delay Discounting Performance and Reward-Related Neural Activity”. She moved to Washington D.C. to work in the Section on Human Psychopharmacology at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with Dr. Vijay Ramchandani where she studies the genetic and environmental risk factors influencing response to alcohol and creates paradigms to better study alcoholism in a lab setting in order to develop novel treatments.

Anni Subar

asubar@umich.edu

Anni was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2016 to April 2017.

Martha Alves

mlalves@umich.edu

Martha served as the first MiND lab manager from the Spring of 2013 to the Fall of 2015.

Sophia Eisenberg

sopeis@umich.edu

Sophia was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2015 to April 2017.

Karina Forsythe

karinfor@umich.edu

Karina was an undergraduate research assistant through the UROP program from October 2016 to April 2017.

Abbey Derechin

aderech@umich.edu

Abbey was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2016 to December 2016.

Claire Morrison

clairelm@umich.edu

Claire was an undergraduate research assistant May 2015 to August 2016.

Melanie Rosado

rosado@umich.edu

Mélanie was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to May 2016.

Tia Tsakos

ttsakos@umich.edu

Tia was an undergraduate research assistnt from May 2015 to May 2016.

Hannah McCabe

hkmccabe@umich.edu

Hannah was an undergraduate research assistant and Honors student from September 2014 to December 2015.

Kepriah Davis

kepridav@umich.edu

Kepriah was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2014 to September 2015.

John Bell

jkbell@umich.edu

John was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to July 2015.

Elizabeth Friedman

edfried@umich.edu

Lizzie was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2015 to September 2015.

Ariana Headrick

aheadric@umich.edu

Ariana was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2015 to December 2015.

Melanie Wellstein

mwellst@umich.edu 

Melanie was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to May 2016.

Julia Osinski

Julia was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2015 to December 2015.

Louisa Kane

lfkane@umich.edu

Louisa was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2015 to May 2015.

Torrey Talifer

ttalifer@umich.edu

Torrey was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2015 to July 2015.

Lawrence Tello

lytello@umich.edu

Lawrence was an undergraduate research assistant from January 2014 to May 2015.

Meaghan Thompson

tmeaghan@umich.edu

Meaghan was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to May 2015.

Bianca Troncone

tronconb@umich.edu

Bianca was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to December 2014.

Josh Mogel

jmogel@umich.edu

Josh was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2014 to December 2014.

Caitlin Authier

caitauth@umich.edu

Katie was an undergraduate research assistant from May 2014 to August 2014.

Sarah Winter

sarwint@umich.edu

Sarah was an undergraduate research assistant from September 2013 to August 2014.