Graduate Students

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Antonio Martinez-Tlatenchi
Department of Psychology
Clinical Program

Antonio studies the physiology of emotion and memory with a focus on neuroendocrine systems. He is interested in how stress-response and other hormones, including cortisol and testosterone, affect the brain and therefore modulate emotion and cognitive processes. He is also interested in how dysregulation in stress hormone systems might contribute to memory-formation disruptions in psychological disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder.

Antonio's current project includes the investigation of the effects of Testosterone-Cortisol interactions (i.e., Dual Hormone Hypothesis) on emotional memory formation, cognitive appraisal, and other cognitive processes.

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Sara Y. Kim
Department of Psychology
Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program

Sara's primary interests relate to sleep and episodic memory, particularly episodic and emotional episodic memory, with secondary interests in states of emotional arousal (e.g., acute stress). Her current research examines 1) the effects of stage-specific characteristics (e.g., NREM sleep spindles) on ecologically valid measures of episodic memory and 2) the mechanisms underlying preferential consolidation of emotional information.


Sara Alger

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

Tony Cunningham

Tony Cunningham, Ph.D.
Psychology Intern, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
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Enmanuelle Pardilla-Delgado

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

Stephen Mattingly

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

Alexis Chambers

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