Brain Dynamics Laboratory

The Brain Dynamics Team

Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Cacioppo (née Ortigue) received her Ph.D. from the Department of Neurology at the Geneva University Medical School (Switzerland) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Savoy (France) in 2004. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The Division of Biological Sciences, at the University of Chicago and directs the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience (CCSN). Author of two books and more than 120 scientific articles (current h-index: 39), her general research area is at the intersection of social neuroscience, medicine and cognitive pyschology in health and neurological disease.

Email: scacioppo@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

 

Dr. John T. Cacioppo

Dr. John T. Cacioppo

Founder, Center for Cognitive & Social Neuroscience

George Monteleone

George Monteleone

Functional MRI Analyst

 Email: georgem@uchicago.edu

Temisan Blagogee

Temisan Blagogee

Research Assistant

 Email: tblagogee@uchicago.edu

 

Shawn Cho

Shawn Cho

Research Assistant

Shawn is a neuroscience and philosophy major.

Email: scho20@uchicago.edu

Meghan Elliott

Meghan Elliott

Research Assistant

Meghan Elliott is a 4th year psychology major, neuroscience minor from Tucson, Arizona. She plans to eventually pursue a PhD in clinical psychology, with the dream of one day establishing a free or sliding-scale mental health clinic for under-served populations. In her free time, she can be found singing in the vocal studies program, in University of Chicago Motet Choir, and most often in her shower.  

Email: mkelliott@uchicago.edu

Alan Kim

Alan Kim

Research Assistant

Alan is a second-year student majoring in Biology and Neuroscience. On campus, he actively participates in RSOs through serving in the boards of Uncommon Nights, United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID), American Red Cross, and the UChicago Horticultural Society. In the Brain Dynamics Laboratory, he mainly helps run the studies in the wet lab, while performing some basic statistic analyses of the data, especially eye tracking data, produced by our studies.

Email: alanjkim@uchicago.edu

Thomas Li

Thomas Li

Research Assistant

Thomas is a 3rd year biology major from the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Email: thomasli@uchicago.edu

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Research Assistant

 Email: agscott@uchicago.edu

And thank you to our collaborators around the world!

 

HPEN/Brain Dynamics Lab Alumni:

Kelsey Peterson

Kelsey Peterson

Former Senior RA

Wasuwat Siewsrichol

Wasuwat Siewsrichol

Former EEG/ERP Research Specialist

Brenda Sawyer

Brenda Sawyer

Former Program Coordinator

Erika Kaske

Erika Kaske

Former Project Manager

Shashank Vege

Shashank Vege

Former Research Assistant

Cameron Martinez

Cameron Martinez

Former Research Assistant

Molly Weiner

Molly Weiner

Former Research Assistant

Jeff Zhao

Jeff Zhao

Former Research Assistant

Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez

Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez

Former HPEN Graduate Student

Ivo Ivanov Gyurovski

Ivo Ivanov Gyurovski

Former HPEN Graduate Student

Elliot Layden

Elliot Layden

Former HPEN Graduate Student

Prashant Parmar

Prashant Parmar

Former HPEN Research Assistant

(2013)

Adina Bianchi

Adina Bianchi

Former HPEN Research Assistant

(2014)

Evan Eschliman

Evan Eschliman

Former Research Assistant

(2015-2017)

James Estaver

James Estaver

Former Research Assistant

(2014-2015)

Sophia Kierstead

Sophia Kierstead

Former Research Assistant

(2017)

Konrad Kubiki

Konrad Kubiki

Former HPEN Research Assistant

(2013)

Kyle Michelson

Kyle Michelson

Former Research Assistant

(2014)

Stephen Balogh

Stephen Balogh

Former Lab Manager

(2013-2014)

Rebecca Steinberg

Rebecca Steinberg

Former e-newsletter editor

(2013-2014)

Munirah Bangee

Munirah Bangee

Former Visiting Student

(Fall 2013) from University of Central Lancashire, U.K.

Lilla Horvath

Lilla Horvath

Former Visiting Student

(Summer 2013) from Max Planck Institute & Humboldt University, Germany

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