Lab Alumni

Nelson Lab Alumni

Doctoral Degrees:

Joan Blom, PhD, 1992; Currently: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Modena, Italy  

Christopher Moffatt, PhD, 1994: Currently: Associate Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University 

Gregory Demas, PhD, 1998; Currently: Chair and Professor of Biology, Indiana University

Sabra Klein, PhD, 1998; Currently: Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins, School of Public Health 

Amy Wisniewski, PhD, 1999; Currently: Research Director, Department of Urology, Cook’s Children’s Hospital.

Lance Kriegsfeld, PhD, 1999; Currently: Associate Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Kelly Young, PhD, (Biochemistry) 2000; Currently: Professor of Biology, Cal State Long Beach

Deborah Drazen, PhD, 2001; JD, 2010; Currently: Senior Patent Counsel at Johnson & Johnson

Staci Bilbo, PhD, 2003; Currently: Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University

Gretchen Neigh, PhD, 2004; Currently: Associate Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Leah Pyter, PhD, 2006; Currently: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Zachary Weil, PhD, 2008; Currently: Associate Professor of Neuroscience, West Virginia University

Joanna Workman, PhD, 2010; Currently: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Albany

Abed Zubidat (co-advisor), PhD, 2012; Currently: Research Scientist, University of Haifa

Tracy Bedrosian, PhD, 2013; Currently: Senior Research Scientist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

James Walton, PhD, 2013; Currently: Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, West Virginia University 

Laura Fonken, PhD, 2013; Currently: Assistant Professor Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas

John Morris, PhD, 2013; Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Taryn Aubrecht, PhD, 2014. Currently: Science Officer at Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.

Jeremy Borniger, PhD, 2017. Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Yasmine Cisse, PhD, 2017.  Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Stephen Gammie, PhD, 1998-2001; Currently: Professor of Integrative Biology; University of Wisconsin 

Silvana Chiavegatto, PhD, 1999-2001; Currently:  Associate Professor of Neuroscience; University of Sao Paulo

Brian Prendergast, PhD, 1999-2003; Currently: Professor of Psychology; University of Chicago

Andrew Hotchkiss, PhD, 2001-2004; Currently: Biological Scientist, EPA, Research Triangle Park.

Lynn Martin, PhD, 2004-2007; Currently: Professor of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida

Brian Trainor, PhD, 2004-2007; Currently: Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis.

Kristen Navara, PhD, 2005-2007; Currently: Associate Professor of Biology, University of Georgia

Noah Ashley, PhD, 2010-2012; Currently: Associate Professor of Biology, University of Western Kentucky.

Tomoko Ikeno, PhD, 2012-2014; Currently: Research Scientist, University of Tokyo.

Matthew Hogan, DVM, 2013-2015; Currently: Staff veterinarian, Harvard University.

Kathryn Russart, PhD, 2016-2018; Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University

Surbhi Gahlot, PhD, 2016-2018; Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan

Souhad Chbeir, PhD, 2014-2018; Currently: Research Scientist, Ohio State University

William Walker

William Walker, PhD, 2019 - present: Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, West Virginia University