Laura Brennan Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
I am a neuropsychology enthusiast. I am most interested in executive functioning, memory, and everyday functional activities as well as neuropsychological rehabilitation. Concerning specific populations, I am interested in studying the relationship between white matter disease and executive functioning in Parkinson's disease to inform future functional interventions and rehabilitation strategies aimed at improving cognition as well as performance. email@example.com
Kevin Manning Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Currently I am involved in research investigating driving abilities in patients with Traumatic Bain Injury. This project uses both on-road driving evaluations and virtual reality to capture driving performance. My previous research has been in the areas of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, and executive functioning. In the coming months I plan on investigating cognition in Multiple Sclerosis. I anticipate graduating in 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua McKeever Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
I am a first-year Neuropsychology student and came to the lab with a background in memory disorders and aging, which continues to be an interest. I'm also interested in the use of technology for assessment and intervention, and have a more general interest in testingand assessment tools as well. I would like my future research projects to involve assessment of frontal/executive function in clinical populations. I'm currently working on several projects investigating MS and driving ability, among other functional and cognitive measures. email@example.com
Anna Merzagora Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
My research interests include neurorehabilitation, brain injury, attention, working memory, neuroimaging, functional, near infrared spectroscopy, lectroencephalography, event related potentials, biomedical signal processing, deception detection, and intraoperative neuromonitoring. I anticipate to graduate in 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Morse Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
I am a first-year Neuropsycholgoy student.
Kelly Pillard BS/MS Student in Psychology
I am a Senior Psychology major with a minor in Addictions Counseling. I anticipate graduating with my Bachelor's degree in June 2009, and will continue on in the Accelerated Master's Program through June 2010. My research interests include social norms of collegiate drinking, addiction and family systems, and mood disorders in adolescence. I enjoy working in the lab, where I am gaining experience with neuropsychological assessments, becoming familiar with issues relating to the neuropsychologically impaired, and the rehabilitation of that population. email@example.com
Emily Roseman Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
My research interests include neuropsychology, rehabilitation, studying performance of everyday activities in individuals with neurological disorders (e.g., dementia, brain injury, stroke), the impact of exercise on cognition and function, and measuring and defining self-awareness.
My dissertation involves examing the relation between unawareness and functional tasks in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, the study will examine driving ability measured through virtual reality to determine the role of unawareness in this task. I anticipate to graduate in 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Sestito Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
My research interests primarily revolve around functional impairments in schizophrenia. I am particularly interested in how to remediate these impairments to help individuals lead more productive, independent lives. My dissertation examined whether patients who received a brief cognitive intervention aimed at their executive impairments improved their performance on everyday tasks. I am currently on internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and was recently accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Robert E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. email@example.com
Valerie Weisser Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
My interests are neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation in neurologically impaired populations, specifically individuals with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and the elderly. Additional research interests include the use of neuroimaging tools (e.g., fNIRS, fMRI) to monitor the neurological substrates of the recovery and rehabilitation processes following brain damage. Lastly, I am interested in the relationship between cognitive performance and functional outcomes (e.g., driving) in neurological populations. I anticipate to graduate in 2011. firstname.lastname@example.org
Leela Ehrhart Undergraduate Student in Psychology
I am a psychology major in my junior year here at Drexel. I have a particular interest in Abnormal Psychology, especially in the mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Leela.G.Ehrhart@drexel.edu
Nicole Graff Undergraduate Student in Psychology
I am an undergraduate psychology major. I hope to attend graduate school and study neuropsychology. email@example.com
Jocelyn Ang Research Coordinator
I am the Research Coordinator for the Applied Neuro-Technologies Lab. I come to the lab after working at a clinical research rehabilitation facilty focusing on diverse populations including, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Strokes and Multiple Sclerosis. Currently, I am involved with data collection, coordinating studies and grant submissions. JGA27@Drexel.edu
I am a former undergraduate from Drexel University and now work as a research assistant in the lab. I assist in data collection and coordinating studies. My interests are in rehabilitation, focusing primarily on daily living tasks of dementia and traumatic brain injury populations. I aim to continue my education in the near future. AB392@Drexel.edu
Ivan Panyavin Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
The focus of my initial work at Drexel was on integrating the principles of evolutionary theory as they apply to individuals' neuropsychological functioning and to studying social cognition, the Theory of Mind, in particular. More recently I have become integrated into the ANTL and have provided assistance with a number of VR/driving projects, while continuing to pursue my interests in neuropsychological assessment, geriatrics/aging, and dementia.
My current focus is on a project that aims to identify key qualitative differences in neuropsychological functioning and performance in individuals with cortical vs. subcortical dementias (i.e, Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Huntington's Disease).
Jason Clarke Undergraduate Student in Psychology
As an undergraduate Psychology major here at Drexel, I am interested in learning about cognitive functioning and Neuropsychology.