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People Directory

Administration

Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717

Email: vivian.brockwell@utdallas.edu

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: 972-883-3758

Email: mmcorley@utdallas.edu

Camila Cristiani

 

Associate Director

Phone: 972-883-3756

Email: camila.cristiani@utdallas.edu

Ann Davis

 

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3729

Email: Ann.Davis@UTDallas.edu

Ieshia Griffith

 

Research Administration Manager

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: ixg171130@utdallas.edu

Megan Harrison

 

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: megan.harrison@utdallas.edu

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3723

Email: richard.innis@utdallas.edu

Andrew Ona

Software Systems Specialist IV

Phone: 972-883-3745

Email: andrew.ona@utdallas.edu

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

CV | 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.

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 researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research helps 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, Office of Research

Phone: 972-883-3701

Email: melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ashley Soria

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3757

Email: axs170024@utdallas.edu

Brenda Villasana

 

Administrative Services Officer – Park Lab

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: blv100020@utdallas.edu

Ray Williams

 

Software Systems Specialist III

Phone: 972-883-3726

Email: Rayneil.Williams@UTDallas.edu

Faculty

Chandramallika Basak

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kristen Kennedy

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: kmk082000@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

CV | 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.

Karen Rodrigue

Associate 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

Profile | Lab Website

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

Kendra Seaman

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3783

Email: kendra.seaman@utdallas.edu

Gagan Wig

 

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

 

 

Research Scientists

Marianne de Chastelaine

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Wei Wang

 

Visiting Research Scientist

Phone: 972-883-3762

Email: Wei.Wang@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Postdoctoral Scientists

Micaela Chan

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Avanti Dey

Phone: 972-883-3734

Email: axd170006@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chris Foster

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: chris.foster@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Joseph Hennessee

Phone: 972-883-3734

Email: joseph.hennessee@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Paul Hill

Phone: 972-883-3771

Email: paul.hill@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Erin Horne

Phone: 972-883-3765

Email: erin.horne@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Mingzhu Hou

Phone: 972-883-3781

Email: mxh180052@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Shuo Qin

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Christina Webb

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: christina.webb@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Graduate Students

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3779

Email: phillip.agres@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Saad Alghamdi

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Kalynn Carpenter

 

Phone: 972-883-3762

Email: Kalynn.Carpenter@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Xi Chen

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chen Gonen

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Chen.Gonen@utdallas.edu

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

Aishwarya Sri Kandakumar

 

Derek Lehtonen

 

Phone: 972-883-3763

Email: derek.lehtonen@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Song Liu

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: esl170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Tzu-Chen Lung

 

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Tzu-Chen.Lung@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Catherine Munro

Phone: 972-883-3721

Email: cem161030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ekarin Pongpipat

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Ekarin.Pongpipat@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Nicholas Ray

Phone: 972 883-3766

Email: nrr140630@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Paulina Skolasinka

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: pas170003@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Evan Smith

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Sabina Srokova

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: sabina.srokova@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ziwei Zhang

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: Ziwei.Zhang@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Research Assistants

Julia Bacci

 

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: julia.bacci@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Bela Bhatia

Phone: 972-883-3782

Email: bxb067000@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Claudia Carreno

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: claudia.carreno@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Sarah Frank

 

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: sarah.frank@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Andy Gonzalez

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: hector.gonzalez@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chris Hawkins

Phone: 972-883-3736
Email: Chris.Hawkins@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Eliza Hearst

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: eliza.hearst@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Seham Kafafi

Phone: 972-883-3735

Email: seham.kafafi@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Amber Kidwai

 

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: Amber.Kidwai@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Shelby Leverett

 

Phone: 972-883-3704

Email: shelby.leverett@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melanie Racenstein

Phone: 972-883-3748

Email: m.racenstein@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Sunil Shrestha

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: sks170001@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Andrew Sun

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: ays130030@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Affiliated Fellows

Michael Devous

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email: devous@avidrp.com

Profile

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

Hanzhang Lu

Dept. of Radiology; Johns Hopkins University

Phone: 214-645-2761

Email: hanzhang.lu@jhu.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

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

Heekyeong Park

Psychology, Tulsa Community College

Phone: 817-272-1063

Email: heekyeong.park@tulsacc.edu

Profile

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

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

Phillip Agres

Phone: 972-883-3779

Email: phillip.agres@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Saad Alghamdi

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: sxa140031@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Julia Bacci

 

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: julia.bacci@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Chandramallika Basak

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: cbasak@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Bela Bhatia

Phone: 972-883-3782

Email: bxb067000@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Maria Boylan

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: mab150330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717

Email: vivian.brockwell@utdallas.edu

Kalynn Carpenter

 

Phone: 972-883-3762

Email: Kalynn.Carpenter@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Claudia Carreno

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: claudia.carreno@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Micaela Chan

Phone: 972-883-3747

Email: mchan@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Marianne de Chastelaine

Phone: 972-883-3780

Email: mdechast@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Xi Chen

Phone: 972-883-3773

Email: Xi.Chen11@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: 972-883-3758

Email: mmcorley@utdallas.edu

Camila Cristiani

 

Associate Director

Phone: 972-883-3756

Email: camila.cristiani@utdallas.edu

Ann Davis

 

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3729

Email: Ann.Davis@UTDallas.edu

Michael Devous

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Phone: 215-298-9538

Email: devous@avidrp.com

Profile

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

Avanti Dey

Phone: 972-883-3734

Email: axd170006@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Chris Foster

Phone: 972-883-3749

Email: chris.foster@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Sarah Frank

 

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: sarah.frank@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Chen Gonen

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Chen.Gonen@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Andy Gonzalez

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: hector.gonzalez@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ieshia Griffith

 

Research Administration Manager

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: ixg171130@utdallas.edu

Liang Han

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: lxh150530@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Megan Harrison

 

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: megan.harrison@utdallas.edu

Chris Hawkins

Phone: 972-883-3736
Email: Chris.Hawkins@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Eliza Hearst

Phone: 972-883-3700

Email: eliza.hearst@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Joseph Hennessee

Phone: 972-883-3734

Email: joseph.hennessee@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Paul Hill

Phone: 972-883-3771

Email: paul.hill@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

Mingzhu Hou

Phone: 972-883-3781

Email: mxh180052@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3723

Email: richard.innis@utdallas.edu

Seham Kafafi

Phone: 972-883-3735

Email: seham.kafafi@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Aishwarya Sri Kandakumar

 

Kristen Kennedy

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3724

Email: kmk082000@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Amber Kidwai

 

Phone: 972-883-3778

Email: Amber.Kidwai@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Derek Lehtonen

 

Phone: 972-883-3763

Email: derek.lehtonen@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Shelby Leverett

 

Phone: 972-883-3704

Email: shelby.leverett@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Song Liu

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: esl170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Hanzhang Lu

Dept. of Radiology; Johns Hopkins University

Phone: 214-645-2761

Email: hanzhang.lu@jhu.edu

Profile | Lab Website

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

Tzu-Chen Lung

 

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Tzu-Chen.Lung@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Giuseppe Miranda

Phone: 972-883-3743

Email: ggm150030@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Catherine Munro

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

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

Andrew Ona

Software Systems Specialist IV

Phone: 972-883-3745

Email: andrew.ona@utdallas.edu

Heekyeong Park

Psychology, Tulsa Community College

Phone: 817-272-1063

Email: heekyeong.park@tulsacc.edu

Profile

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of human memory and cognition

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

CV | 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.

Thad Polk

Psychology, University of Michigan

Phone: 734-647-6982

Email: tpolk@umich.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Research Interests: Neural architecture that underlies cognition

Ekarin Pongpipat

Phone: 972-883-3742

Email: Ekarin.Pongpipat@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Shuo Qin

Phone: 972-883-3767

Email: sxq130330@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melanie Racenstein

Phone: 972-883-3748

Email: m.racenstein@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

Karen Rodrigue

Associate 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

Profile | Lab Website

Dr. Rugg is a researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research helps 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, Office of Research

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

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

Kendra Seaman

Assistant Professor

Phone: 972-883-3783

Email: kendra.seaman@utdallas.edu

Sunil Shrestha

Phone: 972-883-3746

Email: sks170001@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Paulina Skolasinka

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: pas170003@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Evan Smith

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: exs130130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Ashley Soria

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3757

Email: axs170024@utdallas.edu

Sabina Srokova

Phone: 972-883-3777

Email: sabina.srokova@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Andrew Sun

Phone: 972-883-3761

Email: ays130030@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

Brenda Villasana

 

Administrative Services Officer – Park Lab

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: blv100020@utdallas.edu

Wei Wang

 

Visiting Research Scientist

Phone: 972-883-3762

Email: Wei.Wang@UTDallas.edu

Lab Website

Christina Webb

Phone: 972-883-3776

Email: christina.webb@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Gagan Wig

 

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-883-3731

Email: gwig@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

 

 

Ray Williams

 

Software Systems Specialist III

Phone: 972-883-3726

Email: Rayneil.Williams@UTDallas.edu

Ziwei Zhang

Phone: 972-883-3744

Email: Ziwei.Zhang@utdallas.edu

Lab Website