Current Undergraduate Research Assistants | Psychology | SIU

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Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

Bryce W. Benefield

Joined: 2015

Bryce W. Benefield

I originally joined the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory because I wanted to stay active in helping with research. The summer of 2015 I helped with cardiovascular research, and I saw INL as an opportunity to better my understanding in another area of the human organ system. I was also looking to get my name published in a couple abstracts to help stand out from the rest of the med-school appliants. Little did I know that was just the tip of the iceberg. This lab has taught me how to work with participants in a professional and clinical way. I am currently involved with the data collection of this lab. I also interact with the participants to help get the data collection sessions done as timely as possible.

Interests: How all of the organ systems work together, and the ways that different substances can affect data collection.

Elizabeth Blalock

Joined: Fall 2015

Elizabeth Blalock

I joined the INL lab to gain hands-on xperience with research and to determine if I wished to pursue research as a career. The INL has solidified my desire to go to medical school instead of becoming a researcher; however, it has sparked a new interest in the subfield of neuroscience. The areas I have found ost intriguing during my time in the lab are: digitization, EEG caps and data, and participant interaction.

Interests: Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Abnormal Psychology

Penny Bowser

Joined: 2016

Penny Bowser

In the lab, I help set up for the different sessions that the participant does. I also do paperwork, such as the follow-ups. One of my favorite things to do in the lab is phone screeners.

Interests: biology, psychology, swimming and cats

Christopher Bretscher

John Sergio Martin Lindt

Dante Migone

Alexis Ortiz

Priya Patel

Hayley Wissmiller

Kimberly Woudenberg

Megan Yun