MBI Rising Stars

Now Highlighting: Dr. Didem Pehlivanoglu

A postdoctoral associate in the department of psychology, Pehlivanoglu is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at UF.

Jan. 2022

Adithya Gopinath

 A Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant in the department of neuroscience, Gopinath researches the connection between the brain and the peripheral immune system in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Adithya Gopinath working in the lab of Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei.

May 2021

Benjamin Kidd

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Kidd is investigating possible treatment pathways for myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder that is a form of muscular dystrophy and leads to progressive muscle wasting and weakness.

Benjamin Kidd

Feb. 2021

Ariel Walker

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Walker is investigating the interaction between early tau protein abnormalities and amyloid beta proteins in the brain, hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, with the hope of identifying approaches to slow or prevent the disease.

Ariel Walker

Dec. 2020

Aprinda Indahlastari

A postdoctoral associate in the University of Florida’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, Indahlastari is studying a technique aimed at improving cognitive function that involves the use of a noninvasive form of brain stimulation paired with cognitive training in adults 65 and older.

Aprinda Indahlastari P-h-D

Jan. 2020

Shelby Blaes

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Blaes’ research focuses on understanding the neurobiology of substance use disorders, specifically how they affect risky decision making, to guide in the development of better therapeutic techniques.

Shelby Blaes

Nov. 2019

Ellen Terry

Terry’s research focuses on developing behavioral interventions to reduce pain catastrophizing and investigates how psychological and social factors impact chronic pain, with a particular focus on how these factors influence pain processing and experience of pain in racial and ethnic minorities. 

Ellen Terry