Current & Prior Lab Members

Martin Sarter, Ph.D. Martin came to the University of Michigan in 2004 where he served as the Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Research Professor of Neurology. He is a Fellow of AAAS, APA, APS and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). He served on a number of NIH grant review panels and was the co-editor in chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience (2008-2014). He retired in 2024. Curriculum vitae.



Eryn Donovan, B.S., Graduate Student Biopsychology Program. Eryn graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology.  Eryn joined the Sarter lab as a graduate student in the Biopsychology area of the Psychology department in the summer of 2018. Her research concerns the role of cortico-striatal, glutamatergic projections for behavioral control in attention-demanding contexts. Eryn expects to graduate in 2024.

Previous Lab Members

Christopher Caleb (CC) Angelakos, Ph.D., Stanford University

H. Moore Arnold, Ph.D., Biogen, Cambridge, MA

Cassandra Avila, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Anne S. Berry, Ph.D., Brandeis University

Anne Marie Brady, Ph.D., St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Holden Brown, Ph.D., Charles River Laboratories

Josh Burk, Ph.D., College of William and Mary

Hanna Carmon, B.S., University of Michigan

Carina Castellanos, B.S., University of Michigan

LeeAnn Couts, Ph.D., Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Elise Demeter, Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Paul Dudchenko, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh and University of Stirling

Jim Fadel, Ph.D., USC School of Medicine

Chiara Giuliano, Ph.D., Astra Zeneca

Howard Gritton, Ph.D., University of Illinois

W. Matthew Howe, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Louisa Kane, B.S., University of North Carolina

Youngsoo Kim, Ph.D., Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Sarah Klausner, B.S., Center for Vital Longevity, Addison, TX.

Ajeesh Koshy Cherian, Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline, Collegetown, PA.

Rouba Kozak, Ph.D., Novartis, Cambridge, MA

Aaron Kucinski, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Caitlin Mallory, Ph.D.., UC Berkeley

Vicente Martinez, Ph.D., University of Washington

Matthew S. Matell, Ph.D., Villanova University

Jill McGaughy, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Holley Moore, Ph.D., NIDA

Muhammad (Didin) Nazmuddin, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Chris Nelson, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

Giovanna Paolone, Ph.D., University of Verona, Italy

Vinay Parikh, Ph.D., Temple University

Megan St. Peters, Ph.D., Murray State University

Kyra Phillips, Ph.D. Explico Engineering.

Kyle Pitchers, Ph.D., Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto, CA.

Hannaan Rao, B.S., Accenture

Courtney Rivet, Ph.D., Duke University

Lauren Rysztak, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Carillon (Cari) Skrzynski, Ph.D., University of Colorado

Janita Turchi, Ph.D., NIH, Center for Scientific Review

Damon Young, M.A., Biogen, Cambridge, MA.