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OUR TEAM

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MEGHAN, H. PUGLIA, PH.D. 

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Meghan earned her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience from Penn State University in 2009, her M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2015, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from UVA in 2019. Her research interests include (1) merging human neuroscience and behavioral epigenetics to understand individual differences in human behavior; (2) designing and executing infant longitudinal studies merging multilevel, multidimensional techniques to understand environment-gene-brain-behavior interactions throughout development; and (3) employing innovative methodological approaches to analyze “big data” generated with neuroimaging, longitudinal, and genetics data sets.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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CABELL WILLIAMS

Cognitive Psychology

Cabell studies the environmental influences of epigenetic modifications and how these changes may lead to individual differences in the neurological processing of social cues throughout infancy. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology from George Mason University and her M.S. in Clinical Research from UVA. Prior to her time as a doctoral student, she spent time in a lab studying the effects of parenting mindfully on adolescents’ emotional development, academic success, and risk-taking behaviors and in a clinic where she studied how to create a state of “peak performance” using EEG based neurofeedback.

STAFF

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ALLISON BELKOWITZ

Lab Manager

WINNIE CHANG

Project Coordinator

UNDERGRADUATE STAFF

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ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATORS

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AVERY DOUGALD

Assistant Project Coordinator

Neuroscience 2024

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MADELYN NANCE

Assistant Project Coordinator

Cognitive Science 2023

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

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MELISSA ABEL

Cognitive Science & Spanish 2023

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MADELEINE AMES

Neuroscience 2024

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SONI BAE

Psychology 2024

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NASEEB CHHINA

Global Public Health & Psychology 2025

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CAMPBELL COLEMAN

Physics & Neuroscience (Intended)

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CHLOE COOPER

Neuroscience (Intended) 2025

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HELENA CULLEN

Psychology (Intended) 2024

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EMILY DAVIS

Psychology & Spanish 2024

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KALEY DAWSON

Neuroscience (Intended) 2025

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KAYLYN FEELEY

Cognitive Science 2024

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MADELINE FORD

Cognitive Science 2023

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SKYLAR GOODOVE

Neuroscience 2024

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STERLING GUTTERMAN

Cognitive Science 2025

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ELISE HARRIS

Cognitive Science 2025

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CHLOE HOANG

Cognitive Science 2023

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MATTHEW IMMORDINO

Chemistry (Intended) 2024

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ZOE KITCHINGS

Biology 2025

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ANNA MCSHERRY

Psychology 2023

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MADISON MONROE-MOHAJERIN

Neuroscience & Psychology 2023

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EMILY MORTMAN

Undeclared 2025

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EMILY MUNDY

Undeclared 2025

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SUNJAL PATEL

Cognitive Science & South Asian Studies 2024

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OLIVIA PRENDERGAST

Psychology 2024

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HAYLEE RESSA

Neuroscience (intended) & English 2025

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JORDYN SIZEMORE

Cognitive Science 2025

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BIANKA SMEULDERS

Cognitive Science 2023

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DAVID TEPPER

Biology & Neuroscience (Intended) 2024

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ASHLEY TRINH

Neuroscience (Intended) 2025

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SHRIYA VARADA

Neuroscience (intended) 2025

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VINEE VERMA

Cognitive Science 2024

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LAB ALUMNI

KAROLINA STRAZNIKIEWICZ

Psychology 2023

2021 - 2022     Undergraduate Research Assistant

LOREN BLACK

Kinesiology 2024

2022                Undergraduate Research Assistant

GIANNA RODGRIUEZ

Biology 2023

2022                Summer Research Intern

JACQUELINE SLOBIN

Global Public Health 2021

2021 - 2022     Project Coordinator
2020 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

AVERY DAHL

Cognitive Science 2022

2021 - 2022     Undergraduate Research Assistant

ANNIE SON

Biology 2022

2021 - 2022     Undergraduate Research Assistant

SREYA KUNAPULI

Global Public Health 2023

2019 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

CLAIRE MANSOOR

Psychology 2022

2021 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

AARIA MALHOTRA

Neuroscience 2021

2018 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant
2020 - 2021     Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant
2020 - 2021     Distinguished Majors Program

SCARLET OMAIS

English & Biology 2022

2020 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

HANNAH SHARPE

Biology 2021

2019 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

PAYTON ST. LOUIS

Chemistry 2023

2019 - 2021     Undergraduate Research Assistant

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