People Involved

 

Mariam Coaster
Editor-in-Chief
email:mariam.coaster@vanderbilt.edu

Mrs. Coaster is serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the 2011 volume of Vanderbilt Reviews Neuroscience.  She is a doctoral candidate in the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program - Cognitive and Systems Track, and passed her qualifying exams in 2008.  She is a member of the inaugural class of reviewers in VRN Volume 1 (see Eapen & Gore, 2009. Vandy Rev Neurosci. 1: 32-38), and is performing her doctoral research in the lab of John C. Gore, Ph.D.  She studies the functional architecture of human midbrain using fMRI.

Caleb Doll
Editor-in-Chief
email:caleb.doll@vanderbilt.edu

Mr. Doll is serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the 2011 volume of Vanderbilt Reviews Neuroscience.  Caleb is a doctoral candidate on the Cellular and Molecular Track in the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program. In the laboratory of Joshua Gamse, he investigates the genetic determinants of left/right asymmetry in the developing zebrafish diencephalon (see Doll & Gamse, 2009. Vandy Rev Neurosci. 1: 66-72). As a member of VRN's inaugural class, Caleb was the journal's first Cover Award winner.

Maureen McHugo
VRN Associate Editor
email:maureen.mchugo@vanderbilt.edu

Ms. McHugo is serving as an Associate Editor for the 2011 volume of Vanderbilt Reviews Neuroscience.  Maureen is in the lab of David Zald in the Cognitive and Systems Track of the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program. Her research is interested in [to be filled out by Maureen] (see McHugo, 2010. Vandy Rev Neurosci. 2: 33-40).

Andrew Hardaway
VRN Associate Editor
email:andrew.hardaway@vanderbilt.edu

Mr. Hardaway is serving as an Associate Editor for the 2011 volume of Vanderbilt Reviews Neuroscience.  Andrew is a doctoral candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Track of the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program. He studies [this is for Andrew to fill-in] in the lab of Randy Blakely (see Hardaway, 2010. Vandy Rev Neurosci. 2: 55-61). Andrew also serves the Vanderbilt Neuroscience community as the Trainee Representative in the Middle Tennessee Chapter Society for Neuroscience, and as a student member on the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research Advisory Board. In recognition of his contributions, he was the chapter's 2010 nominee for SfN's coveted "Next Generation" Award.

Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute
email: mark.wallace@vanderbilt.edu
website:www.kc.vanderbilt.edu/multisensory

Dr. Wallace is the Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Professor in the Department of Psychology, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, a member of the Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience, and a member of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center.  His research interest is in how the brain combines and synthesizes information from the different sensory systems.

Douglas G. McMahon, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program Director of Graduate Studies
email:douglas.g.mcmahon@vanderbilt.edu
website:http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/mcmahonlab

Dr. McMahon is Director of Graduate Studies for the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program, Professor of Biological Sciences in the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He is member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Neuroscience, the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center and the Vanderbilt Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research.  His research interest includes the molecular neurobiology of the visual, circadian, and serotonergic systems and their interactions.

Rosalind Johnson, B.B.A.
Vanderbilt Brain Institute Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator
email:roz.johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Ms. Johnson is the Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator for the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and was recently recruited from the Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences where she served many years as the coordinator for that department’s graduate program.  Her interests are in making graduate students happy and successful.

Aaron Nidiffer
Web Design and Development
email:aaron.r.nidiffer@vanderbilt.edu

Mr. Nidiffer graduated from King College in 2009 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and is currently a graduate student in Hearing and Speech Sciences. His academic interests are sound localization and plasticity of the auditory system. He is currently working in the Wallace Lab studying multisensory integration in the cat superior colliculus using electrophysiology.

Christopher M. Ciarleglio, Ph.D.
VRN Founder
email:c.ciarleglio@brown.edu

Dr. Ciarleglio graduated from the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program in May of 2009, and has recently left Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training in the lab of Carlos Aizenman at Brown University. His research interests lie in how environmental factors interact with the genome to imprint behavioral and molecular traits. His primary expertises is in circadian and developmental neurobiology.