Post-Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Research Assistants

Gordon Le

legor@umich.edu

Gordon graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 2016 with a BA in psychology and Social Behavior and would like to pursue a Ph.D in clinical psychology in the near future. He is interested in the developmental consequences of exposure to stress and violence in youth and adolescents, particularly in a maltreatment context. He enjoys reading memoirs, watching and playing all kinds of sports (especially football), and exploring new places to eat in Michigan.

Dana LaBuda

labudadm@umich.edu

Dana is a senior studying neuroscience. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school to become a pediatrician or neurologist. Her research interests include pathology, epidemiology, and gene-environment interactions. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dog by watching Netflix, traveling, or going on hikes.

Elizabeth Estes

lizestes@umich.edu

Elizabeth is a senior, majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and minoring in History of Medicine and Health. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology and how early life adversity and trauma play a role in changing the brain. After graduation, Elizabeth plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Elizabeth enjoys running, spending time with friends, playing with her dogs, reading, and finding new music on Spotify.

Jude Eyamba

eyamjude@umich.edu

Jude Eyamba is a senior studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a minor in writing. His hope is to pursue a Ph.D in clinical psychology. He loves to listen to music and enjoys writing poetry.

Juliana Kammerzell

jkammerz@umich.edu

Juliana is a senior studying psychology. She hopes to enter a graduate program in clinical psychology after graduation. Her interests include child development and psychopathology, and she would love to work with kids in the future. In her free time she loves playing with her cat, eating ice cream, and spending time outside.

Meghan Harrington

mmharr@umich.edu

Meghan is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in crime and justice. She is interested in the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system, the development of antisocial behavior, and psychopathy. After graduation, Meghan plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus on forensic psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

Tabatha Hart

harttab@umich.edu

Tabatha is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in Crime and Justice. Her research interests are in antisocial and deviant behavior and she hopes to earn her Ph.D in clinical psychology one day. In her free time she likes going to coffee shops, hiking, and cooking.

Anna Gareau

agareau@umich.edu

Anna is a junior majoring in neuroscience and psychology. Her research interests include studying various treatments for mental disorders. In her free time Anna enjoys camping, finding ways to stay active, listening to music, and spending time with friends.

Anthony Bokshan

aboks@umich.edu

Anthony is a third-year student at the University of Michigan studying psychology and economics. His goal is to attend graduate school and eventually become a clinical psychologist. He is currently a member of Out of the Darkness, which is a club that strives to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention. In his spare time, he enjoys running, listening to music, and cooking.

Emily Furtado

efurtado@umich.edu
Emily is a junior double majoring in psychology and Organizational Studies. Her research interests include developmental and clinical psychology focusing on children with special needs. She plans to eventually go on to get a psychology Ph.D. In her free time, Emily enjoys trying new restaurants/cafes, playing the guitar, and writing letters.

Olivia Girvan

oagirvan@umich.edu

Olivia is a junior studying Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience with a minor in Science, Technology and Society focused in medicine. She is interested in understanding how the physiological mechanisms in one’s body as well as the environment one lives in both influence his/her mind and daily life. She is also interested in how specific biological processes in each part of the brain result in various outcomes in behavior and disease. She hopes to go to medical school and work as a pediatric neurologist in the future. In her free time, she likes to hike with her dog and travel to new places.

Sophie Stempel

sstemp@umich.edu

Sophie is a junior studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She is from Chicago and likes to run and hang out with friends in her free time. She loves dogs and is passionate about multidisciplinary research.

Alaina Lurie

lurieal@umich.edu

Alaina is a sophomore anticipating majoring in neuroscience. She is interested in studying the genetic components of psychopathological traits. In her free time, she likes to bake, drink coffee, and participate on the equestrian team.

Alice Galley

galleya@umich.edu

Alice is a sophomore studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a minor in Crime and Justice. She is especially interested in developmental models of psychopathology; prodromal symptoms of psychopathology for potential prevention; and the effects of trauma on the brain physically and cognitively. After graduation, Alice is considering pursuing a Ph.D in forensic psychology. In her free time, she enjoys babysitting, baking, and reading in her hammock.

Anna Gottesman

annago@umich.edu

Anna is a sophomore majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and minoring in statistics. She is interested in studying child development and forensic psychology. In her free time, she likes to play piano, go to Michigan basketball games, go camping, and watch criminal minds.

Carly Abrahams

abrcarly@umich.edu

Carly is a sophomore and is likely majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, on a pre-med track. Her research interests include applying psychological concepts to the real world and working with youth. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with dancing.

Jamie Terner

ternerja@umich.edu

Jamie is a sophomore majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and minoring in Crime and Justice. She is interested in psychopathology and the brain chemistry behind deviant behavior developing over time. When not doing school-related tasks, she is usually at dance practice, taking yoga classes, or watching a movie/show that somehow has to do with crime.

Malavika Sabu

malavisa@umich.edu

Malavika is a sophomore studying Cell, Developmental and Molecular Biology. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Behavioral Genetics. In her free time, Malavika likes to paint, read, hoard notebooks and listen to Korean pop music

Meegan Smith

meegansm@umich.edu

Meegan is a sophomore majoring in psychology and minoring in Law, Justice and Social Change. She is interested in psychopathology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice. She hopes to purse either a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology or a JD in the future. In her free time, she enjoys playing water polo, discovering new restaurants and coffee shops, and traveling around Michigan.

Janani Gandhi

jagandhi@umich.edu

Janani is a freshman anticipating majoring in neuroscience. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist. In her free time, she likes cooking, knitting, and watching gymnastics.

Laurel Easley

leasely@umich.edu

Laurel is a freshman studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and Political Science. Her research interests include biopsychology and genetics, specifically in the development of children and adolescents. In her free time, Laurel enjoys playing field hockey, listening to music, hiking, volunteering in her community, and spending time with friends and family.

Leena Alhawati

lalhawat@umich.edu

Leena is a freshman interested in majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She plans on continuing research in psychology related fields and possibly attend graduate school. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.

Yadira Estrada

yestrada@umich.edu

Yadira is a freshman planning to major in psychology. She is interested in researching the environmental factors that may impact the onset of psychopathology, developmental psychology, and how childhood adversity impacts the brain and personality. In her free time, Yadira likes to spend time with her friends, watch Rick and Morty, and try new foods.

Lab Mascot

Ellie

Ellie made her MiND Lab debut in the fall of 2014 when she was adopted by Dr. Hyde, his wife, and Muumi the cat. She enthusiastically performs her roles as cutest lab mascot, chief crumb patrol officer, and head of lab morale. Her current research interests include the finer arts of bladder control, the digestible properties of sticks, and an answer to the eternal question of “who’s a good girl?!”