Lab Members

Principal Investigator:

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Benjamin J. Clark, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychology 
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Graduate Students:

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Laura Berkowitz, M.S. (Psychology) 
Project: Head Direction Cells and Alzheimer’s disease

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Tia Donaldson, M.S. (Psychology)
Neuroscience Scholars Program 2020-2022
Project: Locus Coeruleus and Alzheimer’s disease

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Ryan Harvey, M.S. (Psychology)
Student in the Alcohol Research Training in Neurobiology Program (T32 NIAAA) 2017-2020
Project: Hippocampal Place Cells and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

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Lilliana Sanchez, M.S. (Psychology)
Student in the Alcohol Research Training in Neurobiology Program (T32 NIAAA) 2020-2023
Neuroscience Scholars Program 2017-2019
Project: Neural Basis of Memory Impairments after Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Undergraduate Students:

Zachary Villasenor (Psychology/Anthropology)
Project: Spatial Memory, Anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease

Lab Alumni:

Over 30 undergraduate students have participate in our research program. This includes students enrolled in the Psych 499 Independent Study course and Psychology Honors program, including a recipient of the Rachael Dowler Outstanding Honors Thesis Award. We have also had students participate in the McNair Scholar program, El Puente Research Fellow program, PREP Scholar program, and IMSD Student program. Some of our alumni have gone onto professional and graduate studies. Below is a partial list of our alumni and where they are now. 

Gabriela Acosta, Psych 499 – Accepted into Grad School at the University of New Mexico

Judit Huerta, McNair Scholar – Accepted into Grad School at Temple University

Kimberly Rogge-Obando, McNair Scholar – Accepted into Grad School at Vanderbilt University

Lorenzo Montoya, Psych 499 – Currently an RA at UNM Department of Neurology

Marcus Sterling, Psych 499 – Currently an RA at the UNM Center for Brain Recovery and Repair

Monica Goncalves-Garcia, Psych 499 – Currently a Grad Student at the University of New Mexico

Tram Le, Psych 499 – Currently an RA at UNM Health Sciences Center

Margaret Austin, Psych Honors – Currently an RA at the Center for Applied Research and Analysis

Danielle Benthem, Psych 499 – Currently a Grad Student at Florida State University

Krystalyn Madden, Psych 499 – Currently a Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Jack Madden, Psych 499 – Currently a Grad Student at the University of New Mexico

Shannon Thompson, PREP Scholar – Currently a Grad Student at Miami University

Elizabeth Sneddon-Yepez, Psych 499 – Currently a Grad Student at Miami University

Lilliana Sanchez, Psych 499 – Currently a Grad Student at the University of New Mexico