Ifeyinwa Arinze, Lab Manager and Lab Founder 2014-2016. Post Moorman Lab Position: Research Assistant at University of Michigan
Kyra Schapiro. Amherst College Undergraduate RA 2014-2015. Post Moorman Lab Position: Graduate Student at University of Pennsylvania
Olivia Mallari. Smith College Undergraduate RA 2014-2016. Post Moorman Lab Position: Dymecki Lab, Harvard Medical School
Peter Chiknas is a research assistant who graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BS in Psychology and a focus on neurobiology. Peter has spent much of his time at UMass assisting research in the fields of addiction and dependence; and hopes to apply this knowledge in a clinical environment someday. In his spare time Peter is an avid chess player and an amateur painter.
John Hernandez is a Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience and Behavior program at University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He received his Bachelor’s in Pre-Professional Biomedical Sciences and Master’s in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. At Texas A&M, John examined the biophysical mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and decision-making in the marine mollusk, Aplysia Californica. For his Ph.D., he is interested in understanding how innate propensities for addiction contribute to changes in motivation, learning, memory and decision-making. In his free time he enjoys cooking and eating a wide-variety of foods, playing volleyball, and hiking at local trails.
Rachel Siegal. UMass Amherst Undergraduate RA 2014-2016. Post Moorman Lab Position:
Ify’s amazing strawberry-basil scones!
Lab members vacationing at the beach miss their research (Thanks Kyra!)
Vazoorman lab party, spring 2016
Moorman/Vazey Lab Photo, Spring 2017
Samantha Rios is a post-bac PREP student, Research Assistant, and Lab Manager in the Moorman Lab. She graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2017. We will be filling this space with more info soon!