TLC Lab Members

Vrinda Kalia (PI) is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at MU. She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Clark University. She can frequently be found in the Psychology Building at MU exercising her two passions - teaching and doing research in psychology. 

Graduate Students 
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Katherine (Katie) Knauft

Senior Graduate Student

Katie is in her 4th year in the graduate program. She is doing her dissertation work on the impact of stress on cognitive flexibility.

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Niki Hayatbini

Graduate Student; Lab Manager

Niki is a 2nd year graduate student. She is interested in examining cognitive and emotional correlates of orthorexia nervosa. 

UnDerGraduate Students 
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Maggie Finn

RA

Maggie is a senior psychology major. She is interested in studying stress and anxiety.

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Raghavee Neupane

RA

Raghavee is a senior microbiology major with a pre-med focus. She is interested in the effect of stress on emotion and cognition. 

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Noelle Geisler

RA

Noelle is a sophomore psychology major. She is interested in studying stress in older adults.

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Rylie Turner

RA

Rylie is a psychology major with a neuroscience co-major. She is interested in studying stress and it's effects on cognitive functions in the brain.

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Gabriella Addae

RA

Gabriella is a first year psychology major. She is interested in the relationship between cognition and motivation.

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Jasmine Craine

RA

Jasmine is a psychology major.

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Emily Janssen

RA

Emily is a strategic communications major.

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