People

Principal Investigator
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Mike Koenigs
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
B.S., Neurobiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 263-1679
mrkoenigs@wisc.edu
Curriculum Vitae

 


Graduate Students


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Jaryd Hiser
jhiser@wisc.edu
B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jaryd is a graudate student in the UW Clinical Psychology Program. Jaryd studies the underlying neural circuity of emotion regulation. His research involves fMRI and behavioral testing with clinical and non-clinical populations.

 


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Monika Dargis
dargis@wisc.edu
B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monika is a graduate student in the UW Clinical Psychology Program. Monika studies externalizing disorders, including psychopathy, in the prison population. Her research involves behavioral testing of prison inmates.

 



Phil Deming
pdeming@wisc.edu
B.A., Psychology and German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phil is a graduate student in the UW Psychology Individualized Graduate Major Program. Phil’s primary interests are the neural and cognitive roots of disinhibition. He examines the neural correlates of psychopathy using structural MRI and resting state analyses.

 


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Brett Schneider
bsschneider2@wisc.edu
B.S., Psychology and Biology, University of Iowa
Brett is a graduate student in the UW Clinical Psychology Program. Brett’s research interests include the psychological changes following brain damage to the vmPFC. His primary goal is to further understand the role of the vmPFC in regulating emotion and social behavior by pairing behavioral testing with structural and functional fMRI.

 


Past Lab Members


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Cole Korponay
B.A., Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cole was a graduate student in the dual degree Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Suzanne Haber.

 


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Maia Pujara
B.S., Neuroscience and English, Furman University
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maia was a graduate student in the Neuroscience Training Program. Maia’s research interests include the functional role of prefrontal cortex, and prefrontal-striatal interactions during value-based decision-making. She is currently at the NIH as an IRTA Postdoctoral Trainee in the lab of Betsy Murray.

 


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Rick Wolf
B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rick was a graduate student in the Neuroscience Training Program. Rick’s PhD work used MRI and eye tracking to understand the role of vmPFC in recognizing emotional facial expressions. He is currently a data scientist and program director at Insight Data Science, Silicon Valley (insighthealthdata.com).

 


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Carissa Philippi
B.A., Psychology and Comparative Religion, University of Iowa
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Iowa
Carissa was a postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychological Sciences Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).
UMSL Psychology Faculty Page

 


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Julian Motzkin
B.S., Biology, McGill University
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julian was a graduate student in the Neuroscience Training Program as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He is currently a resident in Neurology at the University of California-San Francisco.