Undergraduate Students

Nikkhil Ramgiri
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Nikhil is a junior at Emory, pursuing a double major in Biology and Psychology. He joined the BGA lab in the spring of 2018, after graduating from Oxford College the previous fall. He is working on utilizing differential gene expression data from animal research to identify a functionally optimal set of loci that can account for nicotine dependence in the population. After graduation, he plans to attend attend medical school with the hope of becoming a physician.

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Maia Amellio
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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Maia is currently a Junior at Emory. While attending Oxford College, she assisted with MapMe data collection. After graduating from Oxford in 2019, she has continued to participate as a research assistant in our lab at Emory. Maia is particularly interested in student health and behaviors. She will be graduating from Emory College in 2021.

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Skyra Loche
Undergraduate Research Assistant - MAPme Ambassador

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Skyra is a senior at Emory College majoring Psychology. She is interested in investigating potential associations between stress and drug abuse within college aged populations. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology

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James Swanson
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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James is a junior at Emory College and is pursuing a bachelors in biology. He is interested in the factors that influence our adaptive response to trauma. He hopes eventually to become a clinician with a focus on mental health.

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Caroline Catherman
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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Caroline is a senior who is interested in the intersection of personality, depression, and sleep. After graduating, she hopes to use her understanding of science to pursue a career in scientific journalism.

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Sri Ponnazhagan
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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Sri is a a junior studying Psychology. He has a particular interest in studying addiction and cognition. He is currently planning to pursue an MD, but also considering applying for MPH programs once he graduates from Emory.

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Sam Cassidy
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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Sam is a junior who is interested in how psychosocial factors, such as sleep and addiction, influence other health behaviors. She is currently studying psychology at Emory. Upon graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology.

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Ayushi Agarwal
undergraduate research assistant & mapme ambassador

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Ayushi is currently a junior at Emory College and is majoring in Psychology. She joined the lab in Spring 2018, while enrolled in a class taught by Dr. Palmer. She is interested in the the psychosocial correlates of alcohol and other substance use. After graduating, she plans on pursuing a masters or PhD in Psychology.

 

 

 

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