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
Jessica Caballero – PhD student in the Neuroscience and Behavior program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
B.A. in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
PhD focus: the role of the medial prefrontal cortex in fear and addiction.
Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time in the beach.
Olivia Mallari. Smith College Undergraduate RA 2014-2016. Post Moorman Lab Position: Dymecki Lab, Harvard Medical School followed by UMass Medical School
Peter Chiknas, Research Assistant 2015-2018. Post-Moorman Lab Activities: Biomedical research in Pittsburgh, PA
John Hernandez – PhD student in the Neuroscience and Behavior program at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Bachelor’s in Pre-Professional Biomedical Sciences and Master’s in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
PhD focus: 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, 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
Ariel Burman – Fulbright Fellow and Research Assistant 2018-2019. More info to come
Sherry Ye, Mount Holyoke Honors Student 2015-2018. Post-Moorman lab activities: Graduate Student at Emory University
Maddy Berkowitz-Cerasano. Research Assistant and Lab Manager 2018-2019. Post-Moorman Lab activities: Research Assistant at Vanderbilt University
Lab Team 2018
Dr. Christopher Perk joined our lab after receiving his PhD from the University of Otago. There he studied the role of the mesostriatal dopamine system in motivation and attention using behavioral neurophysiological techniques. In the Moorman Lab he is investigating the role of the orexin/hypocretin system in motivation and addiction.