Lab Alumni

Lab Alumni

Don Kretz

Don Kretz, PhD
UT Dallas Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
ARA Principal Scientist/Director, Intel Group (Dallas Office)

Dissertation Abstract for Don Kretz


Kevin Murch

Kevin Murch, PhD
PhD Student 2007-2010
Currently a Forensic Neuropsychologist

Dissertation Abstract for Kevin Murch


Adam Teed

Adam Teed, PhD
PhD Student 2010-2017 — Cognition and Neuroscience Program — UT Dallas
Email: [email protected]

Adam has recently earned his PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas. During his graduate career, he has employed non-invasive neuropharmacological and non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to examine the effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on social perception and on preferences relating to social values. His research interests include using these methods to understand the biological bases of prosocial and antisocial behavior, individual differences in moral character, the role of interoception in social emotions, and social deficits in psychopathology.

Dissertation Abstract for Adam Teed


Ehsan Shokri-Kojori

Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, PhD
PhD Student 2008-2014
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health

Dissertation Abstract for Ehsan Shokri-Kojori


Leanne Young

Leanne Young, PhD
PhD Student 2013-2016
Currently the Executive Director of the Brain Performance Institute in Dallas

After more than 20 years in engineering, Leanne Young joined the Center for BrainHealth to lead its Brain Performance Institute. Prior to joining the Brain Performance Institute, Leanne ran a division of Applied Research Associates, as a defense contractor, and helped establish human vulnerability as a core business area for that company.

Leanne is a nationally recognized expert in blast injury research and worked with the Department of Defense’s Combatting Terrorism Technology Support Office to obtain the first histological evidence of primary blast-induced brain injuries. She worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead the first clinical trials of blast-induced brain injuries and, working with the Office of Naval Research, she led development of a computer model for planning the medical response to a blast attack on a ship.

Leanne recently completed her doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience. While studying under Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Leanne combined her past career goals with a dual focus on social neuroscience and virtual reality-based characterization and treatment of functional impairment associated with traumatic brain injuries.

Dissertation Abstract for Leanne Young