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A multi-national, multi-talented bunch dedicated to the quest of understanding human emotion, cognition and psychopathology


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    Wen Li

    Gear Lab Director


    Ph.D. 2004, Northwestern


Department of Psychology
1107 W. Call St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 645-1409 
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Peter Kuan-Hao Cheng  Gear Postdoctoral Research Fellow

peter   Email: Email

  Research Interests:  My research interests include using fMRI and ERP   to investigate the process of human face recognition, as well as the   neural mechanisms by which an unfamiliar face becomes familiar.   Additionally, I am also interested in the disparities in neural   connectivity and neural oscillation observed in specific populations,   such as individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),                                      Alzheimer's disease (AZD), and other similar conditions.


Zhaohan Wu  Gear Clinical Graduate Student

Zhaohan   Email: Email

   Research Interests:  I am interested in the role neural oscillations play    in psychopathologies, especially anxiety-related disorder. I am also    interested in how to modulate neural oscillations with new    techiques(e.g.tACS) and thus alleviate patients' symptoms.



Joshua Brown  Gear Neuroscience Graduate Student

Josh   Email: Email

  Research Interests: My primary interests are the refinement of   neuroimaging techniques and the interaction between neural   networks and human cognition. As knowledge of the distributed   nature of cognition has grown, so too has our need for advanced methods for accurately identifying relevant cortical and subcortical activity. Through the development of novel analyses of neuroimaging   data, more accurate depictions of the neural basis of cognition can be generated. To this end, I am interested in creating and utilizing machine learning algorithms that help in processing the large amounts of data gathered by fMRI and EEG experiments.

Personal Interests: music (trombone, banjo, euphonium, accordion, guitar, tuba) history; Latin


Geffre Jean Francois  Gear Clinical Graduate Student

  Research Interests: I am interested in the neurobiological corelates of   PTSD using fMRI, EEG, and other psychophysiological methods. I am also   interested in investigating the dynamic brain circuitry that underlies   threat memory, and the development of novel interventions targeting   those circuits.



Yijia Ma  Gear Statistics Graduate Student

Yijia   Email: Email

  Research Interests: My research interest as a statistics student lies in   the intersection of neuroscience and data analysis. I am particularly   interested in using statistical techniques to gain a deeper understanding   of neural systems and behavior. For example, I am interested in   developing and applying methods for analyzing large-scale neural data   sets, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) data, to study brain structure and function. I am also interested in using machine learning techniques to analyze these data sets and identify patterns that may be indicative of neurological disorders or disease. I am also interested in using these methods to study how neural activity changes in response to different types of intervention, such as brain stimulation.

  Personal Interests: Cooking and baking, Climbing


Nancy Wei  Gear Research Assistant Professor

Nancy   Email: Email

  Research Interests: I am interested in research combining multimodal   imaging with noninvasive neuromodulation and its applications   neuropsychiatric disorders.




John Massa  Gear Lab Manager

cool guy   Email: Email

  Research Interests: I am interested in the role of neural   oscillations in information processing and anxiety disorders. My   primary research interest relates to network connectivty and   activity in fear and anxiety. I am also interested in how anxiety   severity affects treatment efficacy.

  Personal Interests: Soccer, sociology  


Flavia Altimeyer Menezes  Gear Lab Assistant

Flavia   Email: Email

  Research Interests: I am interested in the study of anxiety threat   processing, the role of neural oscillations on the mechanisms of   PTSD, and sensory threat encoding. I am also particularly   interested in topics concerning the communication pathways and   networks in the brain, as well as neuroplasticity, especially when it   concerns emotional regulation, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.   Furthermore, I am interested in the use of multimodal imaging techniques, such as the EEG and fMRI machines, in psychology research.

  Personal Interests: circus acrobatics, dancing, music, bass guitar, foreign languages,   hiking, painting, cooking


You  Gear Undergrads, Graduate Students, Postdoc Fellows

Lucas  Research Interests: I'm interested in joining the CANLab.

  Personal Interests: We are going to explore together!   




 Undergraduate Researchers 

Alexis White, Lydane Fosso, Marian Gonzalez, Saumya Kapur, Talia Schatz, Gabriel Miel, Elysia Moak


 CANLab Alumni  Gear Previous CANLabers

*If you were a CANLaber but don't find your name here, please email us ASAP!  Email

Yuqi You, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University

Kevin Clancy - Faculty, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital

Thomas Campbell Arnold- Doctoral Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Lucas Novak- Former Graduate Student

Yan Zheng- Former Lab Manager

Elizabeth Krusemark- Assistant Professor, Millsaps College

Zijun Ke- Assistant Professor, Sun Yat-sen University

Jaryd Hiser- Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alex Quilling - Medical Degree Student, College of Medicine, Universtiy of Wisconsin-Madison

An-Chieh Chang - Doctoral Student, Department of Communicative Disorders, UW-Madison

Ariana Stickel - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona

David Rozek - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Hallie Strauss- Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University

Maria Mens - Doctoral Student, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon

Nina Mallory - Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Robert McCaffrey - Doctoral Student, Kinesiology, McMaster University

Stacy Lorenz - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, Xavier University

Wanting Zhong - Doctoral Student, Interdepartmental Neuroscience, Northwestern University




Department of Psychology - Florida State University

1107 W. CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4301 Phone: (850) 645-9312