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Ben Hayden
Principal Investigator
Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University. In 2009, he was presented with the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroeconomics.
Pragathi Priyadharsini Balasubramani
Postdoctoral Scholar
Pragathi received her PhD from Indian Institute of Technology- Madras. She studies the principles behind reward systems for better understanding of some neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Rei Akashi
Postdoctoral Scholar
Rei received his bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota, Ph.D from University of Tokyo and worked in UK and Japan. He studies theoretical and neural mechanisms of learning and decision making.
Brie Sleezer
Postdoctoral Scholar
Brie received her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Skidmore College and her Ph.D. from University of Rochester. She studies reward systems and addiction.
Ben Eisenreich
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ben received his PhD from the University of Montana. He studies the neuronal basis of economic decision making and motivation.
Habiba Azab
Graduate Student
Habiba received her bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology.
Zhe (Maya) Wang
Graduate Student
Maya received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kansas State University. She studies reward-based and strategic decision-making.
Seng Bum (Michael) Yoo
Graduate Student
Michael received his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and Psychology from Handong Global University and a master's degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Seoul National University.
Priyanka Mehta
Graduate Student
Priyanka received her bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA.
Marc Mancarella
Technical Associate

Meghan Castagno
Technical Associate

Giuliana Loconte
Lab Technician

The Plucky Undergraduates
Tara Daly
Sadie Dix
Emily Tingle
Courtney Thomas Jr.
Lab Alumni
Tommy Blanchard

Caleb Strait

Shraddha Shah

Alex Thome