Current Members

Nathan Rose

Lab Director, Assistant Professor

2016-present: Assistant Professor, Cognition, Brain & Behavior, University of Notre Dame, USA

2015-2016: Research Fellow, Cognition & Emotion Research Centre, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

2013-2015: Research Associate, Postle Lab, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

2010-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Craik & Buchsbaum Labs, Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada

2010: Ph.D., Psychology, Behavior, Brain, and Cognition Program, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

2007: M.A., Psychology, Behavior, Brain, and Cognition Program, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

2003: B. S., Cum Laude, Psychology, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, USA

Chang-Mao Chao

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Mao graduated from National Central University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and obtained a Ph.D. in psychology from Durham University. His research interests include learning and memory, attention, and working memory.

Jori Waner

Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow

Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL

Jori graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Computing and Digital Technologies in January 2019. She is planning on attending graduate school following her completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions through UC Berkeley. Her research interests combine cognitive and developmental neuroscience, as well as psychopathology, such as how neurostimulation could potentially improve executive functioning in individuals with dementia, ADHD, and schizophrenia. 

Zengbo Xie

Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow

Hometown: Harbin, China

Zengbo graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison and received B.S. degrees in psychology and neurobiology. His research interests include sensory integration, memory, and decision-making. He is planning to further pursue his research in graduate school after the completion of his post-baccalaureate program. In his leisure time, Zengbo likes to read, watch movies, and play games.

Cheick Diallo

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN 

 

Cheick is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior on a pre-med track. He is interested in studying the neural mechanisms of immune responses and the nature of dreaming. He enjoys photography, video games, and traveling in his free time. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school to become a neurosurgeon. 

Joshua Rhilinger

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Denver, CO

Josh is a senior studying Neuroscience and Behavior in the College of Science. His research interests include understanding the neural mechanisms underlying brain diseases and determining treatments to better treat such diseases. He plans on continuing his career in research by attending graduate school after completing his undergraduate degree. 

Yuki Yoshioka

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Yuki is a senior neuroscience and studio art double major living in Dunne Hall. He was born in Japan, raised in Singapore, and is currently an international student at Notre Dame. His interests in the field of neuroscience include emergent systems of higher cognitive function found in neurological models and he plans on attending medical school as a future psychiatrist after graduation. His hobbies include creative writing and digital art.

Isaiah Metcalf

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: North Webster, IN

Isaiah is a junior Neuroscience and Behavior pre-med student. He is interested in addiction studies and neuropharmacology. His hobbies include swimming, waterskiing, and reading. After graduation, he would like to go to medical school to become a neurologist. 

Lauren Crowe

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Lauren is a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Linguistics. Her research interests include understanding the biological and psychological processes underlying learning, memory, stress, language processing, and neuroendocrinology. After graduation, she plans to attend either medical or graduate school.

Bernadette (Bianca) Widjaja

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Austin, TX

 

Bianca is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Pre-med. On campus, she is very involved with the CSC and the Model UN team, and wants to combine her passions for service and global affairs with her major. Her career interests include finding a way to implement effective and cheap treatments for neurological diseases in the developing world.

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Lab Alumni

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Claire Alexander -- Graduate Student, Clinical Neuropsychology, Ohio University

  • Frank Calabrese -- Medical Student, University of Cincinnati

  • Willian DeFaria -- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory, Aging, & Cognition Lab, University of Notre Dame

  • Stephanie Franczak -- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory, Aging, & Cognition Lab, University of Notre Dame

  • Mary Glass -- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory, Aging, & Cognition Lab, University of Notre Dame 

  • Taylor Guth -- Medical Student, University of South Florida

  • Clare Hannon -- Consultant, Epic Healthcare Consulting Service

  • Katie McGuckin -- Abbvie Clinical Trial Operations Development Program

  • Monica Mesecar -- Neuroscience & Behavior major, Class of 2021, University of Notre Dame

  • Margaret Meserve -- Research Coordinator, Northwestern University

  • Shannon O'Hara -- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory, Aging, & Cognition Lab, University of Notre Dame

  • Mario-Cyriac Tcheukado -- Neuroscience & Behavior major, Class of 2021, University of Notre Dame

  • Joseph Weiler -- Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company 

 

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Morgan Widhalm -- Graduate Student, Cognition, Brain, & Behavior, University of Notre Dame (Advisor: Dr. Joshua Koen)

  • Nicholas Yeh -- Graduate Student, Cognition, Brain, & Behavior, University of Notre Dame (Advisor: Dr. Joshua Koen)

Lab Managers and Research Staff

  • Joseph Saito -- Graduate Student, University of Toronto Mississauga

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