Research Assistants


Natalie Austin

Natalie is currently a sophomore majoring in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience with an intended minor in biology as well. She hopes to attend graduate school to become a neuropsychologist. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

 

 

 

Jason Brenner

Jason is a freshman majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with an intended minor in Applied Statistics. He is a student in the LSA Honors Program and hopes to attend medical school in the future. He is a research assistant on the Value Learning project. In his free time, he enjoys running and bike-riding.

 

 

 

Lindsay Brenner

Lindsay is a freshman majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience in the LSA Honors Program. She is currently a research assistant on the Value Learning project. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys singing in her a cappella group, running, and traveling with her family.

 

 

 

Jaden Mann Bryant

Jaden is a junior majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience. She is currently a research assistant for the Affective Working Memory project. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school. She is also a mentor for the Michigan Mentorship Program where she volunteers at Angell Elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and watching scary movies with friends.

 

 

 

Vanessa Freedman

Vanessa is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. She plans on attending medical school after graduation. She is a research assistant on the Cognitive Offloading Project. Outside of class and research, Vanessa spends her time volunteering at University of Michigan Hospital, running, and spending time with her friends.

 

 

Cynthia Huang

Cynthia Huang is a freshman majoring in English and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. After graduating, she hopes to either go to graduate school for English or attend medical school. Outside of research, Cynthia spends her time reading anything, writing anything, and having fun with friends and family.

 

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth is a sophomore majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience. She’s interested in studying mental health and plans on pursuing medical school after college. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys volunteering at Michigan Medicine, figure skating, and kayaking with friends.

 

 

 

Ziyaneh Ghaderpour Taleghani

Ziyaneh is a junior majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. She is currently a research assistant on the Cognitive Offloading project. Outside of class, Ziyaneh likes to listen to music, spend time with friends, and paint.

 

 

 

Nandini Valluru

Nandini is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. Outside of class, Nandini likes to write, cook, and edit videos.

 

 

 

Megan McFarland

Megan is a junior studying Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience.

 

 

 

 

Selena Yue

Selena in a junior majoring in cognitive science and piano performance. She hopes to attend graduate school for public health in the future. Outside of school, she loves to paint, dance, and spend time with her friends.

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