Lab Director - Adam Greenberg
Adam S. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Medical College of Wisconsin
& Marquette University
Assistant Professor (secondary)
Dept of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
email: agreenb [at] mcw.edu
Tel. (414) 955-2493
Fax (414) 955-6568
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 then joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. I am currently (since August, 2019) an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin & Marquette University. I also have a secondary appointment as an Assistant Professor in the MCW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
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 at UWM. I am currently working toward a M.S. in Applied Statistics at Marquette University 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. Things I like: Beer, any sport ever created, country music, national parks, critically-acclaimed movies, and candles.
(entered in late 2017)
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 Bucks games.
Graduate Students - currently recruiting
Adam Barnas, M.A.
(entered in 2014)
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.
(entered in 2017)
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 am in my third year here at UWM pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. During the summer of 2017 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 spend 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.
- Cassy Doolittle - Undergraduate RA (Fall 2017 - Spring 2019)
- AnnDee Johnson - Undergraduate RA (Fall 2017 - Summer 2019)
- Hannah Sallmann - Undergraduate RA (Summer 2015 - Summer 2019)
- Joshua Levelius - Undergraduate RA (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
- Juliana Strother - Visiting Undergraduate RA (Summer 2018) - MIT undergraduate
- 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 2017 - Summer 2017)
- Maddie Martin - UR@UWM program (Summer 2017)
- Alysan Stauffacher - UR@UWM program and Undergraduate RA (Summer 2016 - 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)
- Joe Carroll, PhD - Advanced Ocular Imaging Program - Dept of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin
- 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
- Lilianna Pezzin, PhD - Center for Advancing Population Science - Medical College of Wisconsin
- 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