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People Directory

Administration

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

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

Profile | 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.

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu

Ieshia Griffith

Research Administration Manager

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: ixg171130@utdallas.edu

• Research grant proposals for faculty
• Departmental post-award management
• Training grants and stipends

Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: lxb170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone : 972-883-3701

Email : melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: 972-883-3758

Email: mmc140130@utdallas.edu

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

Michael D. Rugg

Center Director, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Profile | 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.

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: richard.innis@utdallas.edu

Sol Jerome

Administrative Assistant

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

Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone : 972-883-3726

Email : txs164630@utdallas.edu

• Desktop support for Center and its research labs

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

Affiliated Fellows

Bart Rypma

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

Phone: 972-883-4472

Email: bart.rypma@utdallas.edu

Profile

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

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

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

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

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email: devous@avidrp.com

Profile

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

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

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

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

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

Thad Polk

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-6982

Email: tpolk@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural architecture that underlies cognition

Faculty

Chandramallika Basak

assistant professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

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

Profile | 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.

Gagan Wig

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Karen Rodrigue

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3738

Email: krodrigue@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristen Kennedy

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: kmk082000@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Michael D. Rugg

Center Director, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Profile | 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.

Graduate Students

Catherine Munro

Phone: 972-883-3721

Email: cem161030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

David Hoagey

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: david.hoagey@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Erin Horne

Phone: 972-883-3765

Email: erin.horne@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Evan Smith

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Liang Han

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: lxh150530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Maggie O’Connell

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: maggieaoconnell@gmail.com

Profile | Lab Website

Marci Horn

Phone: 972-883-3768

Email: mxh113830@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Michelle Farrell

Phone: 972-883-3770

Email: mxf121430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Nicholas Ray

Phone: 972 883-3766

Email: nrr140630@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: pxa142330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Saad Alghamdi

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Shuo Qin (Eva)

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Xi Chen

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Postdoctoral Scientists

Chris Foster

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: cxf161430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Jingting Zhang

Phone: 972-883-3732

Email: jxz150230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Joshua Koen

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: Joshua.Koen@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Micaela Chan

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Assistants

Ashley Kuvet

Phone: 972-883-3705

Email: akk170230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

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

Kay Moolenijzer

Phone: 972-883-3752

Email: kbm130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristin Smart

Phone: 972-883-3733

Email: kas171430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Linh Trieu

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: ltt090020@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Marcelle Morrison

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mem130030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nedra Hauck

Phone: 972-883-3736

Email: nxh151730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Victor Faner

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: victor.faner@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Research Scientists

Marianne de Chastelaine

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Zhuang Song

Phone: 972-883-3718

Email: zhuang.song@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

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

Ashley Kuvet

Phone: 972-883-3705

Email: akk170230@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

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

Bela Bhatia

Phone: 972-883-3782

Email: bxb067000@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Catherine Munro

Phone: 972-883-3721

Email: cem161030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chandramallika Basak

assistant professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chris Foster

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: cxf161430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

David Hoagey

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: david.hoagey@utdallas.edu

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

Profile | 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.

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu

Erin Horne

Phone: 972-883-3765

Email: erin.horne@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Evan Smith

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Gagan Wig

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Profile | 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

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

Ieshia Griffith

Research Administration Manager

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: ixg171130@utdallas.edu

• Research grant proposals for faculty
• Departmental post-award management
• Training grants and stipends

Jacob Braunwalder

Phone: 972-883-3748

Email: jxb172930@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

Jingting Zhang

Phone: 972-883-3732

Email: jxz150230@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Joshua Koen

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: Joshua.Koen@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Karen Rodrigue

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3738

Email: krodrigue@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kay Moolenijzer

Phone: 972-883-3752

Email: kbm130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristen Kennedy

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: kmk082000@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristin Smart

Phone: 972-883-3733

Email: kas171430@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Liang Han

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: lxh150530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Linh Trieu

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: ltt090020@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: lxb170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Maggie O’Connell

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: maggieaoconnell@gmail.com

Profile | Lab Website

Marcelle Morrison

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mem130030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Marci Horn

Phone: 972-883-3768

Email: mxh113830@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Marianne de Chastelaine

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone : 972-883-3701

Email : melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: 972-883-3758

Email: mmc140130@utdallas.edu

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

Micaela Chan

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Michael D. Rugg

Center Director, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Profile | 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.

Michael Devous

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email: devous@avidrp.com

Profile

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

Michelle Farrell

Phone: 972-883-3770

Email: mxf121430@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Nedra Hauck

Phone: 972-883-3736

Email: nxh151730@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nicholas Ray

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

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: pxa142330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: richard.innis@utdallas.edu

Saad Alghamdi

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

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

Shuo Qin (Eva)

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Sol Jerome

Administrative Assistant

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

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

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

Thad Polk

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-6982

Email: tpolk@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural architecture that underlies cognition

Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone : 972-883-3726

Email : txs164630@utdallas.edu

• Desktop support for Center and its research labs

Victor Faner

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: victor.faner@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

Xi Chen

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Zhuang Song

Phone: 972-883-3718

Email: zhuang.song@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website