Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Researchers


Dan Denis, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology

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Kristin Sanders, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology

Kristin's research examines the intersection of sleep, memory, and creative problem solving. In particular she is interested in how memory representations change over time and how these changes can elicit solutions to previously unsolved problems. In a recent paper, she demonstrated that reactivating memories of previously unsolved problems during sleep increased the chance of participants solving those problems the following morning.

Dr. Sander's CV HERE


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Antonio Martinez-Tlatenchi
Department of Psychology
Clinical Program

Antonio's research focuses on stress and emotional memory with a focus on neuroendocrine systems. Specifically, he is interested in how stress-response related hormones, such as cortisol and testosterone, influence underlying memory formation systems. His clinical interests revolve around how dysregulation in stress hormone systems may contribute to maladaptive memory formation processes often seen in psychological disorders such as PTSD.

Antonio's current project investigates the joint effects of testosterone and cortisol (i.e., Dual Hormone Hypothesis) on emotional memory formation, cognitive appraisal, and other cognitive processes.

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Jovian Lam
Department of Psychology
Clinical Program


Carissa DiPietro
Department of Psychology
Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program

Carissa's primary interests are related to learning, stress, and episodic memory in college student populations. Her current research investigates which learning strategies provide the greatest protection against stress-induced memory impairments, as well as how different learning strategies interact with sleep to influence later memory. 



Chaz Rich, M.A.




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Sara Kim, Ph.D.

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Sara Alger, Ph.D.
Researcher, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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Tony Cunningham, Ph.D.
Psychology Intern, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
CV | Twitter

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Enmanuelle Pardilla-Delgado, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab,
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

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Stephen Mattingly, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Notre Dame

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Alexis Chambers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, North Central College