Rose Lab, October 2020
(showcasing Jori's homemade tie-dyes!)
From left to right: Yuki Yoshioka ('21); Lauren Crowe ('23); Cheick Diallo ('21);
Jori Waner, B.A. ('19, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow); Nathan Rose, Ph.D. (Lab P.I.);
Isaiah Metcalf ('22); Zengbo Xie, B.S. (Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow);
Bianca Widjaja ('23); Joshua Rhilinger ('21); Chang-Mao Chao, Ph.D. (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

Current Members

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Nathan Rose

Lab Director, Assistant Professor

Bio coming soon...

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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 PhD in psychology from Durham University. His research interests include learning and memory, attention, and working memory.

Publications

1. CM Chao, A McGregor, DJ Sanderson, (2020). Uncertainty and predictiveness modulates attention in human predictive learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (in press).

2. P Tseng, HY Chiau, CL Liu, TY Hsu, CF Chang, CM Chao, WK Liang, CH Juan (2012). Neural mechanisms of implicit visual probabilistic learning. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 54(1), 115-131.

3. CM Chao, P Tseng, TY Hsu, JH Su, OJL Tzeng, DL Hung, NG Muggleton, CH Juan (2011). Predictability of saccadic behaviors is modified by transcranial magnetic stimulation over human posterior parietal cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 32(11), 1961-72.

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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 aspires to obtain a PhD in clinical neuropsychology. Her research interests include investigating the biomarkers and lifestyle factors that contribute to cognitive aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, as well as testing the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for different types of dementia.

Presentations (in the Rose Lab)

1. Rhilinger JP, Waner JL, & Rose NS. (2020, November). Revealing the causal roles of visual and frontal cortex in recovering latent visual working memories with non-invasive brain stimulation. 5-minute presentation given at Psychonomic Society 61st Annual Meeting; 2020 November 19; Online.

2. Waner JL, Rhilinger JP, Metcalf IJ, & Rose NS (2020, June). Trigger My Memory: How rTMS to visual and frontal cortex impacts latent visual working memory representations. 12-minute presentation given at the Virtual Working Memory Symposium; 2020 June 4; Online.

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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 research fellowship. In his leisure time, Zengbo likes to read, watch movies, and play games

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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 family medicine physician.

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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.

Presentations

1. Rhilinger JP, Waner JL, & Rose NS. (2020, November). Revealing the causal roles of visual and frontal cortex in recovering latent visual working memories with non-invasive brain stimulation. 5-minute presentation given at Psychonomic Society 61st Annual Meeting; 2020 November 19; Online.

2. Waner JL, Rhilinger JP, Metcalf IJ, & Rose NS (2020, June). Trigger My Memory: How rTMS to visual and frontal cortex impacts latent visual working memory representations. 12-minute presentation given at the Virtual Working Memory Symposium; 2020 June 4; Online.

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Yuki Yoshioka

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Yuki is a senior Neuroscience and Studio Art 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.

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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.

Presentations

1. Waner JL, Rhilinger JP, Metcalf IJ, & Rose NS (2020, June). Trigger My Memory: How rTMS to visual and frontal cortex impacts latent visual working memory representations. 12-minute presentation given at the Virtual Working Memory Symposium; 2020 June 4; Online.

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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 medical or graduate school.

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Bernadette (Bianca) Widjaja

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Austin, TX

Bianca is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior 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.

Lab Alumni

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

  • Frank Calabrese -- Medical Student, University of Cincinnati

  • Willian DeFaria -- MIT Program in Biology & Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institutes of Technology

  • Stephanie Franczak -- Preprofessional Studies, Psychology, Class of 2022, University of Notre Dame

  • Mary Glass -- Master's Student, Clinical Neuroscience, National University of Ireland Galway

  • 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 -- Neuroscience & Behavior major, University of Notre Dame

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

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

  • Joseph Weiler -- Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company 

  • Morgan Widhalm -- Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame 

  • Nicholas Yeh -- Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame

(If you belong on this list but don't see your name here, please let us know! And don't be a ghost! Keep us in the loop!)