Aysenil Belger, PhD

NIRL Director, Professor
Research Areas: Electrophysiology, Functional MRI, Structural MRI,
Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Neurocognitive Testing.
Other Bios:
UNC-CH Dept. of Psychiatry
, BIAC

Josh Bizzell, MS

Biomedical Engineer/Research Instructor
Research Areas: Functional MRI, Structural MRI,
Diffusion Tensor Imaging.
Other Bios:
BIAC

Josh’s role in the lab involves all aspects of engineering in an academic research environment. He develops software, scripts, and macros for the analysis of MRI, fMRI, DTI, and EEG/ERP, as well as provides hardware support when needed. In addition to development, he learns new software tools/applications developed elsewhere and provides training and on-going support to members of the lab and the surrounding academic community in many of these applications. In his duties as lab engineer, I also do some system administration and website design/development.
Josh's role in the lab involves all aspects of engineering in an academic research environment...
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Alana Campbell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Electrophysiology.

Sarah Glier

MD/PhD Student
Research Areas: Structural MRI.

Carina Guerra

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
Research Areas: Functional MRI.

Candace Killian-Farrell, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Areas: Functional MRI.

Candace’s research has focused primarily on elucidating the risk processes associated with childhood stress and adolescent mental health outcomes in at risk populations. Her research aims to increase our understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of trauma, stress regulation and negative symptoms in children with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Candace’s research has focused primarily on elucidating the risk processes associated...
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Louis Murphy

Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Research Areas: EEG, Neurocognitive Testing.

Andrea Pelletier-Baldelli, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Research Areas: Functional MRI, Structural MRI, Risk for Psychopathology, Social Processes

Hannah Reed

Clinical Research Instructor
Research Areas: Neurocognitive Testing.

Kathryn Scott

Clinical Research Assistant
Research Areas: Functional MRI and Neurocognitive Testing.

Mae Yefimov

EEG Lab Manager
Research Areas: Electrophysiology.

Mae got her start working in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback at UNC Asheville. Her research interests surround the topics of stress, anxiety, attention, nutrition, and alternative medicine.
Mae got her start working in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback at UNC Asheville...
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Collaborators

Elizabeth Andersen

Graduate Student
Research Areas: Electrophysiology, Functional MRI.

Franc Donkers, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Electrophysiology, Functional MRI.

Crystal Schiller, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Functional MRI.

Crystal received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa. Her research examines
the neuroendocrine mechanisms of reproductive-related psychiatric disorders, with a
specific focus on postpartum depression (PPD). Her postdoctoral research project aims
to identify a candidate endophenotype of PPD and characterize the associated neurocognitive
biomarkers of hormone-mediated affective dysregulation. She also sees patients in the
UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders and the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit.
Crystal received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa...
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Sarah Schipul, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Areas: Electrophysiology, Functional MRI.

Gunes Yucel, PhD

Post-Doc
Research Areas: Electrophysiology, Functional MRI.

 

Former Lab Members

  • Benjamin Anderson
  • Carolyn Bellion, MA, CCRP – Project Data Manager at INC Research.
  • James Carter, MD, PhD
  • Kimberly Carpenter – Medical Instructor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Duke University.
  • Carissa Cascio, PhD – Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University.
  • Michael Casp – Senior Managing Editor at J&J Editorial
  • Katie Cleary
  • Gabriel Dichter, PhD – Associate Professor, UNC-CH.
  • Erin Douglas
  • Megan Edwards – Publications Manager at PLOS ONE.
  • Zoe Englander – Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University.
  • Anna Evans – Project Data Manager at INC Research.
  • Jeremy Frye
  • Jessica Graham
  • Susan Hardy
  • Sarah Hart – Genetic Counselor at Duke University Medical Center.
  • Jeff Hoerle – Applications Manager, VISN6 MIRECC, Durham VA (NC).
  • Susan Hogarth
  • Seniha Inan, MD
  • Paul Kartheiser, MD
  • Cy Kim, MD
  • Erin King – Graduate Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Emory University.
  • Nate Lucena – Graduate Student, Head Research Lab, Washington University of St. Louis.
  • Aggie McMahon – Senior Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Rajandra Morey, MD – Neuroimaging Director, VISN6 MIRECC, Durham VA (NC).
  • Teresa Mitchell, PhD – Assistant Professor, Shriver Center, UMass Medical School, Perceptual Development Lab.
  • Kathleen Monforton – Social Worker at Thresholds
  • Nicholas Musisca, MD
  • Parag Palekar – Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.
  • Chris Petty – Analyst/Programmer, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center.
  • Stacy Ramsey – Regional Clinical Research Associate at inVentiv Health.
  • Garrett Rosania
  • Shane Schwikert – Research/Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Joe Shaffer, PhD – Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Dept. of Radiology, University of Iowa.
  • Margaret Soler
  • Keith Shafritz, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Hofstra University.
  • Kevin Tessner
  • Odin Van der Stelt, PhD – University of Magdeburg, Germany.
  • Mariko Weber, PhD
  • Ashley Williams
  • Justin Woodlief, MD