People


Faculty

Denise C. Park

Director of Research
Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
UT Regents’ Research Scholar

Phone: 972-883-3255

Email: denise@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

An expert on the aging mind, Dr. Park has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how brain function changes as we get older, how cultural experiences shape brain activity, and how the aging brain might protect itself from structural degradation.

Michael D. Rugg

center director
distinguished chair in behavioral and brain sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Dr. Rugg is a leading researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research has helped improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.

Chandramallika Basak

assistant professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristen Kennedy

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3739

Email: kristen.kennedy1@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Karen Rodrigue

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3738

Email: krodrigue@utdallas.edu

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Gagan Wig

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

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Research Scientists

Marianne de Chastelaine

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Zhuang Song

Research Scientist

Phone: 972-883-3718

Email: zhuang.song@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Postdoctoral Scientists

Micaela Chan

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Sara Festini

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: sara.festini@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Chris Foster

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: cxf161430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Danielle King

Phone: 972-883-3771

Email: dking@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Joshua Koen

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: Joshua.Koen@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Jingting Zhang

Phone: 972-883-3732

Email: jxz150230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Affiliated Fellows

James Bartlett

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas

Phone: 972-883-2079

Email: jbartlett@utdallas.edu

Profile

Research Interests: Human perception and memory and how they are affected by age

Michael Devous

Imaging Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email:

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Normal and pathological brain function using functional brain imaging

Hanzhang Lu

Advanced Imaging Research Center, Psychiatry, Radiology; UT Southwestern Medical Center

Phone: 214-645-2761

Email: hanzhang.lu@utsouthwestern.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Developing MRI techniques to understand how the brain functions and regulates its blood supply

Steven M. Nelson

Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

Phone: (254) 297-5151

Email: Steven.Nelson1@va.gov

Profile Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of learning & memory, functional connectivity, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder

Heekyeong Park

Psychology, UT Arlington

Phone: 817-272-1063

Email: hkpark@uta.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of human memory and cognition

Thad Polk

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-6982

Email: tpolk@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural architecture that underlies cognition

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-3704

Email: parl@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention, working memory, and executive control

Bart Rypma

Center for Brain Health, UT Dallas; Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Phone: 972-883-4472

Email: bart.rypma@utdallas.edu

Profile Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how these are affected by aging and disease

Sharon Thompson-Schill

Psychology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-573-3533

Email: sschill@psych.upenn.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural bases of human memory and language

Administration

Denise C. Park

Director of Research
Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
UT Regents’ Research Scholar

Phone: 972-883-3255

Email: denise@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

An expert on the aging mind, Dr. Park has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how brain function changes as we get older, how cultural experiences shape brain activity, and how the aging brain might protect itself from structural degradation.

Michael D. Rugg

center director
distinguished chair in behavioral and brain sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Dr. Rugg is a leading researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research has helped improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.

Darla Wade

Associate Director

Phone: 972-883-3756

Email: darla.wade@utdallas.edu

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu

Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: lxb170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717

Email: vivian.brockwell@utdallas.edu

• Administrative support for Associate Director
• Administrative support for Drs. Kennedy, Rodrigue, and Basak
• Human resources functions
• Departmental new hire orientation

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: (972) 883-3758

Email: mmc140130@utdallas.edu

• Manages development operations
• Organizes donor-related special events, including the Director’s Research Circle
• Administrative support for Development Director

Sol Jerome

IT Manager

Phone: 972-883-3745

Email: sxj169030@utdallas.edu

• Desktop and server support for Center and its research Labs.
• Technical planning, purchasing, and implementation requests.
• Telecommunications requests

Alex Lyda

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3783

Email: alyda@utdallas.edu

• Media relations and external communications
• Newsletter, press packets, and other print materials
• CVL Website management

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone: 972-883-3701

Email: melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone: 972-883-3726

Email: txs164630@utdallas.edu

• Desktop support for Center and its research labs

Graduate Students

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: pxa142330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Saad Alghamdi

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Esra Ari

Phone: 972-883-3705

Email: exa160530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Xi Chen

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Michelle Farrell

Phone: 972-883-3770

Email: mxf121430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Liang Han

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: lxh150530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

David Hoagey

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: david.hoagey@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Marci Horn

Phone: 972-883-3768

Email: mxh113830@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Erin Horne

Phone: 972-883-3765

Email: erin.horne@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Bhaavana K

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: bxk161730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Catherine Munro

Phone: 972-883-3721

Email: cem161030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Maggie O’Connell

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: maggieaoconnell@gmail.com

Profile | Lab Website

Shuo Qin (Eva)

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nicholas Ray

Phone: 972 883-3766

Email: nrr140630@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Evan Smith

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Research Assistants

Bela Bhatia

Phone: 972-883-3782

Email: bxb067000@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Jacob Braunwalder

Phone: 972-883-3748

Email: jxb172930@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Victor Faner

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: victor.faner@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Nedra Hauck

Phone: 972-883-3736

Email: nxh151730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ashley Kuvet

Phone: (972) 883-3705

Email: akk170230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Colleen McNamee

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: cxm153930@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kay Moolenijzer

Phone: 972-883-3752

Email: kbm130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Allison Parker

Phone: 972-883-3741

Email: anp150730@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Neil Savalia

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: neil.savalia@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristin Smart

Phone: (972) 883-3733

Email: kas171430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Linh Trieu

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: ltt090020@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Phillip Agres

Graduate Student

Phone: (972) 883-3744

Email: pxa142330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: pxa142330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu

Saad Alghamdi

Undergraduate Volunteer

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Esra Ari

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3705

Email: exa160530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: lxb170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

James Bartlett

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas

Phone: 972-883-2079

Email: jbartlett@utdallas.edu

Profile

Research Interests: Human perception and memory and how they are affected by age

Chandramallika Basak

assistant professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Bela Bhatia

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3782

Email: bxb067000@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Jacob Braunwalder

Phone: 972-883-3748

Email: jxb172930@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717

Email: vivian.brockwell@utdallas.edu

• Administrative support for Associate Director
• Administrative support for Drs. Kennedy, Rodrigue, and Basak
• Human resources functions
• Departmental new hire orientation

Micaela Chan

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Xi Chen

Graduate student

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: (972) 883-3758

Email: mmc140130@utdallas.edu

• Manages development operations
• Organizes donor-related special events, including the Director’s Research Circle
• Administrative support for Development Director

Marianne de Chastelaine

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Michael Devous

Imaging Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email:

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Normal and pathological brain function using functional brain imaging

Victor Faner

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: victor.faner@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Michelle Farrell

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3770

Email: mxf121430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Sara Festini

Aging Mind Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: sara.festini@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Chris Foster

Research Associate

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: cxf161430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Liang Han

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: lxh150530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nedra Hauck

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3736

Email: nxh151730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

David Hoagey

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: david.hoagey@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Marci Horn

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3768

Email: mxh113830@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Erin Horne

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3765

Email: erin.horne@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Sol Jerome

IT Manager

Phone: 972-883-3745

Email: sxj169030@utdallas.edu

• Desktop and server support for Center and its research Labs.
• Technical planning, purchasing, and implementation requests.
• Telecommunications requests

Bhaavana K

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: bxk161730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristen Kennedy

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3739

Email: kristen.kennedy1@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Danielle King

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: 972-883-3771

Email: dking@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Joshua Koen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: Joshua.Koen@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Jennifer Kriegel

Graduate Volunteer

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: jlk130230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ashley Kuvet

Phone: (972) 883-3705

Email: akk170230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Hanzhang Lu

Advanced Imaging Research Center, Psychiatry, Radiology; UT Southwestern Medical Center

Phone: 214-645-2761

Email: hanzhang.lu@utsouthwestern.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Developing MRI techniques to understand how the brain functions and regulates its blood supply

Alex Lyda

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3783

Email: alyda@utdallas.edu

• Media relations and external communications
• Newsletter, press packets, and other print materials
• CVL Website management

Colleen McNamee

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: cxm153930@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kay Moolenijzer

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3752

Email: kbm130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Catherine Munro

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3721

Email: cem161030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Steven M. Nelson

Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

Phone: (254) 297-5151

Email: Steven.Nelson1@va.gov

Profile Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of learning & memory, functional connectivity, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder

Maggie O’Connell

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: maggieaoconnell@gmail.com

Profile | Lab Website

Denise C. Park

Director of Research Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences UT Regents' Research Scholar

Phone: 972-883-3255

Email: denise@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

An expert on the aging mind, Dr. Park has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how brain function changes as we get older, how cultural experiences shape brain activity, and how the aging brain might protect itself from structural degradation.

Heekyeong Park

Psychology, UT Arlington

Phone: 817-272-1063

Email: hkpark@uta.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of human memory and cognition

Allison Parker

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3741

Email: anp150730@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Thad Polk

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-6982

Email: tpolk@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural architecture that underlies cognition

Shuo Qin (Eva)

Graduate Student

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nicholas Ray

Graduate Student

Phone: 972 883-3766

Email: nrr140630@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-3704

Email: parl@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention, working memory, and executive control

Karen Rodrigue

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3738

Email: krodrigue@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Michael D. Rugg

center director
distinguished chair in behavioral and brain sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Dr. Rugg is a leading researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research has helped improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone: 972-883-3701

Email: melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Bart Rypma

Center for Brain Health, UT Dallas; Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Phone: 972-883-4472

Email: bart.rypma@utdallas.edu

Profile Lab Website

Research Interests: Cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how these are affected by aging and disease

Neil Savalia

Lab Manager

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: neil.savalia@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone: 972-883-3726

Email: txs164630@utdallas.edu

• Desktop support for Center and its research labs

Kristin Smart

Research Assistant

Phone: (972) 883-3733

Email: kas171430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Evan Smith

Lab Manager

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Zhuang Song

Research Scientist

Phone: 972-883-3718

Email: zhuang.song@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Sharon Thompson-Schill

Psychology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-573-3533

Email: sschill@psych.upenn.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural bases of human memory and language

Linh Trieu

Research Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: ltt090020@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Darla Wade

Associate Director

Phone: 972-883-3756

Email: darla.wade@utdallas.edu

Gagan Wig

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Jingting Zhang

Research Associate

Phone: 972-883-3732

Email: jxz150230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website