Lab Director - Adam Greenberg
Adam S. Greenberg, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Medical College of Wisconsin
email: agreenb [at] uwm.edu
Tel. (414) 229-1106
Fax (414) 229-5219
Dr. Greenberg's Faculty Website
I received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University followed by a M.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I then transitioned from the engineering world to the neuroscience world in the lab of Dr. Leslie Ungerleider at the NIMH. I earned a PhD in 2010 in the lab of Dr. Steven Yantis at Johns Hopkins University and then went on to do postdoctoral research with Dr. Marlene Behrmann at Carnegie Mellon University. I joined UWM as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in August, 2013.
Adam’s Research Interests:
My primary interest is in the neurobiology of attention and how our moment-to-moment behavioral goals are implemented in neural mechanisms. To this end, we study both the sources and targets of attentional control in vision and audition as well as the underlying psychological principles that lead to object perception.
Adam’s Personal Interests:
I’m a fairly big baseball fan and spend far too much time cheering on the Brewers during the summer months. Otherwise, you’ll likely find me on a local rail-trail or mountain bike single-track; or possibly a nearby ski slope. Spending time with my wife & dog along with some good food & beer, followed by long walks outdoors, are also very important to me!
Lab Manager - Souriyo Dishak
I've taken an unorthodox path to the SNAP Lab, having already completed a B.S in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After spending a year in the work force, I decided I wanted to change my field of study so I completed an accelerated B.S. in psychology here at UWM. I intend to complete my M.S. in Statistics and focus on data analytics. A majority of my background is in STEM fields and the SNAP Lab provides an excellent bridge between a technical background and the field of cognitive neuroscience and further depth in statistics. Outside of research and academia, I spend more time than I'd care to admit engrossed in sports as a fantasy sports writer. Things I like: Beer, any sport ever created, country music, national parks, critically-acclaimed movies, and candles.
Gennadiy Gurariy, Ph.D.
I received my B.S. in psychology from John Carroll University. From there I moved to Nevada in order to pursue graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. I earned an M.A. under Dr. Gideon Caplovitz and Dr. Marian Berryhill exploring the neural correlates of visual working memory. Subsequently, I earned a PhD working with Dr. Caplovitz exploring the spatiotemporal dynamics of object representation.
Gena's Research Interests:
Broadly speaking, I am interested in object perception and visual working memory. Specifically, I am curious about the neural mechanisms by which information is grouped into objects and the manner in which neural resources (such as attention) are allocated to those objects so as to allow selection for further processes (such as working memory).
Gena's Personal Interests:
In my spare time, I enjoy being in nature. This includes hiking, backpacking, camping and sightseeing. Furthermore, this allows me to enjoy an even greater hobby: spending time with my dog. I also appreciate a good book and occasionally dabble in some creative writing projects. Finally, I’ve been an NBA fan for most of my life. While my loyalties lie with the precarious Cavaliers, I look forward to catching a few Buck’s games (as well as frequenting some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries).
Graduate Students - currently recruiting
Adam Barnas, M.A.
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with my B.S. in Psychology and Molecular & Cellular Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. I spent two years as an undergraduate research assistant in the labs of Dr. Susan Garnsey and Dr. Diane Beck. I then received my M.A. in General Psychology from the University of Dayton, where I served as a graduate research assistant to Dr. Susan Davis and Dr. Benjamin Kunz.
Adam's Research Interests:
My primary research interest is in understanding vision and audition, and their relation to perception, cognitive processes (attention, memory, emotions, etc.), and the brain. Using a variety of neuroimaging techniques (i.e., fMRI, TMS, and DSI), I wish to study the neural activation and connectivity, both functionally and structurally, underlying visual and auditory attention, as well as to define the topography and networks that support visual, auditory, and multisensory perception and cognition.
Adam's Personal Interests:
I am a loyal fan of the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, rowing and biking. I love coffee and beer.
Chris Reynolds, M.S.
In May 2014, I graduated from University of Missouri with a B.S. in Health Sciences, and minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Leadership in Public Service. While at Mizzou, I worked as a research assistant under Dr. David Beversdorf, in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in the Center for Translational Neuroscience. I then went to Arizona State University, where I earned an M.S. in Psychology in May 2017. At ASU, I worked with Dr. Nicole Roberts, in the Emotion, Culture, & Psychophysiology Lab, concentrating predominately on the cognitive and emotional deficits found in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
Chris's Research Interests:
Broadly, I’m interested in using neuroimaging techniques to study the neural mechanisms of attentional processes. More specifically, I’m interested in understanding the differences between reflexive and planned shifts of attention, and how those differences impact cognitive control and flexibility.
Chris's Personal Interests:
I enjoy Chicago sports (White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, and occasionally the Cubs), touring local Milwaukee breweries, and spending time exploring the great outdoors.
I began my research experience in psychology as an incoming first-year student when I participated in the UR@UWM summer research program in 2015. My interest in joining the SNAP Lab was piqued after I began working on a collaborative project between Drs. Adam Greenberg and Christine Larson, and I now share my time as a research assistant between both the Affective Neuroscience Lab and SNAP Lab. At this moment I am pursuing a BA in psychology with plans of becoming a clinical psychologist with a concentration in art therapy. Other areas of interest include baking, dance, and Classical Mythology.
I am currently in my fourth year at UWM, where I am a Psychology and ASL Studies double major. I have been taking sign language courses since high school and it is something I am very passionate about. I found an interest in neuroscience while taking Dr. Greenberg's Perception course. I am currently a research assistant in the SNAP Lab as well as Dr. Fleming's Stress and Coping lab. Other interests include the Packers, Cubs, and binge watching whatever random TV show I find myself obsessed with.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to work in the SNAP Lab for the coming semesters. I am double majoring in Vocal Performance and Psychology, with a minor in Biology. I became interested in working in a research lab when my music theory professor introduced me to music cognition and neuroscience. I looked into how to pursue studying those subjects through a research career, and found this lab that intersected my interests right here at UWM to apply to my future. In my free time, I really enjoy exploring, making lists, and watching dogs as they pass by.
I am in my second year here at UWM and will be starting classes to pursue a B.S. in Psychology. During the summer I began in the SNAP Lab as a research assistant through the UR@UWM summer research program. This year I will continue working with Dr. Greenberg and graduate student Adam Barnas. I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to begin my college career doing research. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, making pottery, and exercising.
I completed my B.S. in Psychology at UWM in December of 2016 with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience. In my undergrad I worked for many years under Ray Fleming as an RA in the Stress and Coping Lab, where we presented research at both the UWM Symposium and the MPA. I am looking to get a MS in engineering before going on to get my doctorate in brain-computer interfaces and I am very excited to work in the SNAP Lab because it provides an excellent environment to work with both engineers and neuroscientists alike. In my free time I like to go camping, spin fire, and walk my dogs.
- Sana Shakir - Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2018 - Fall, 2018)
- Juliana Strother - Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2018)
- Leah Stoiber, M.S. - Lab Manager (Summer, 2016 - Summer, 2018)
- Shahd Al-Janabi, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher (Summer, 2014 - Summer, 2017)
- Dick Dubbelde - Undergraduate RA (Spring, 2015 - Summer, 2017)
- Samantha Stelpflug - Undergraduate RA (Spring & Summer, 2017)
- Maddie Martin - UR@UWM program (Summer, 2017)
- Alysan Stauffacher - UR@UWM program and Undergraduate RA (Summer - Fall, 2016)
- Grace Nicora - Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2014 - Spring, 2016); Lab Manager (Summer, 2016)
- Jonas Potthoff - Visiting Graduate Student (2015)
- Tajsha Koester- Lab Manager (Spring, 2014 - Spring, 2016)
- Nicole Kashian - Undergraduate RA (Spring, 2015 - Summer, 2015)
- Mary Liz Kim - Visiting Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2015 & Summer, 2016) - Vanderbilt Univ undergraduate
- Shannon Cavanaugh - Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2015)
- Katie Potkonjak - Undergraduate RA (Spring, 2014 - Spring, 2015)
- Jonathan Reich - Special Volunteer (Spring, 2015)
- Raechel Huff - Undergraduate RA (Spring, 2015)
- Rachel Bogatay - Undergraduate RA (Fall, 2014)
- Dan Evans - Visiting Undergraduate RA (Summer, 2014) - Butler Univ undergraduate
- Erik Peterson - Visiting Scholar (Spring, 2014) - Current Postdoc at UCSD
- Matthew Bach - Undergraduate RA (Fall, 2013 - Summer, 2014)
- Sarah Herrington - Undergraduate RA (Fall, 2013)
- Daniel Hayes - Lab Manager (August, 2013 - April, 2014)
Collaborators (with whom active projects are ongoing)
- Edgar (Ted) DeYoe, PhD - DeYoe Lab - Dept of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Shai Gabay, PhD - IIPDM - Dept of Psychology, University of Haifa - Haifa, Israel
- Wendy Huddleston, PhD - Visuomotor Lab - Dept of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Taosheng Liu, PhD - Neuroimaging of Perception & Attention Lab - Dept of Psychology, Michigan State University
- Richard Randall, PhD - Music Cognition Lab - School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
- Sarah Shomstein, PhD - Attention & Cognition Lab - Dept of Psychology, George Washington University - Washington, DC
- Leslie Ungerleider, PhD - Lab of Brain & Cognition - National Institute of Mental Health - Bethesda, MD