Grace Goodwin, MS

Graduate Student
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Grace Goodwin joined the CANE Lab in Spring 2023 as a Clinical Psychology doctoral student. Grace was previously in the Neuropsychology Research Program under Dr. Daniel Allen and conducted research on sport-related concussion. Her master’s thesis examined the network structure of cognitive abilities, influential cognitive abilities within those networks, and the way in which cognitive networks…

Amanda Leisgang, B.S.

Graduate Student
Amanda Leisgang
Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2015 with degrees in biology, psychology, and chemistry. Amanda research focus revolves around GABA (B) receptors in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, she studies how these receptors affect microglia (macrophages in the brain). Amanda is under the mentorship of Dr. Jefferson Kinney.

Myjae Maloy-Robertson, BS

Graduate Student
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Myjae is a Neuroscience Ph.D. student interested in investigating cognitive aging & neuropsychological equity. Additionally, she works with Dr. Thessa Hilgenkamp in the CARE Lab where she is interested in the relationship between cognition and exercise in individuals with Down syndrome. Her past research has focused on exploring neuropsychological aspects relating to social behavior in humans…

Stacey Moeller, MSc

Graduate Student
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Stacey Moeller joined the CANE Lab in Fall 2020 as a Clinical Psychology graduate student. She is excited to connect with the Las Vegas community and empower adults living with dementia through outreach and research. Stacey studies the influence of psychosocial and environmental factors (such as race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and trauma) on neurodegenerative disease processes.…

Andrew A. Ortiz, BA

Graduate Student
Andrew A. Ortiz
Andrew A. Ortiz graduated with a bachelors in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. Andrew is interested on how glial cells and chronic neuroinflammation affect neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, his research aims to understand how Diabetes (Type II) exacerbates Alzheimer’s pathology. His mentor is Dr. Jefferson Kinney.

Katie Singsank, B.A.

Graduate Student
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Katie Singsank joined the CANE Lab in Fall 2022 as a Clinical Psychology Graduate Student. Prior to joining the CANE Lab, Katie graduated with a BA in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Neuroscience from the University of Puget Sound and has spent the last 6 years working full-time in research. Mostly recently, Katie was Lab Manager of the University of Washington Department of…