Director

Nicholas A. Hubbard, Ph.D.

Dr. Hubbard is the Director of the NeuroCognitive Translation Lab, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Resident Faculty at the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019, after completing an NIMH-funded fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hubbard completed his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas, and his B.S. in Psychology at Michigan State University.

His research is at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and biomedical engineering. His work focuses on the application of novel neuroimaging, behavioral, and statistical techniques to better understand the continuum of mental abilities as they manifest throughout development and in clinical populations. Dr. Hubbard’s research also strives to answer basic questions furthering our understanding of human memory.

Graduate Students

Kevin Miller

Kevin joined the lab in June 2021 and began as a Research Assistant. In August of 2021 he started his first year of the Neuroscience and Behavior PhD program and continued in the lab as a Graduate Research Assistant. He attained his B.S. in Psychology from Emporia State University in May 2021, where he assisted in research relating to various social and cognitive paradigms in psychology. Kevin's research interests relate to individual differences in cognitive faculties, especially between clinical and non-clinical populations. 

Victoria Mundorf

Victoria joined the lab as a research assistant in August 2019 and became the NCT lab manager in June 2021. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English. During her time as an undergraduate research assistant in the NCT lab, she studied strategy use in human memory and the effects of proactive interference on memory performance in individuals with and without depression. Victoria's research interests include neuroimaging and individual differences in memory performance in clinical and healthy populations. Her CV is available upon request.

Scientific Programmer

Matt Semin

Matt joined the lab as a research programmer in January 2022. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2021 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. During his time as an undergraduate, Matt was a research assistant in the Health Neuroscience Lab at CB3 and the Exercise Neuropsychology Lab at UNMC. During his involvement, Matt was trained in fMRI analysis and gained interest in research involving neuroimaging and computational neuroscience. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, gaming, and socializing.

Research Assistants

Abbie Bartmess

Abbie joined the lab in May 2021. She is a junior undergraduate student pursing a Psychology major and Biological Sciences minor. She is interested in neuroimaging and memory, and how various factors can affect brain functions and performance. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school, but is unsure what she will specialize in. 

Meklit Aga

Meklit joined the lab in June 2021. She is a third-year student, Psychology-neuroscience major. Meklit is interested in studying how Epilepsy and other neurological disorders affect one's psychological well-being. After undergrad, she plans on going to graduate school to pursue neuropsychology. 

Lauren Lintner

Lauren joined the lab in July 2021. She is a junior undergraduate student pursuing a Psychology major and minors in Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Child, Youth and Family studies. She is interested in neuroimaging along with how addiction affects brain function. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school, but is still unsure of what she will specialize in.

Jessica Stump

Jessica joined the lab in August of 2021. She is a senior studying psychology. Her research interests revolve around the influences of biopsychosocial factors on brain function and, as a result, human behavior. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and pursue a career in clinical neuropsychology after completing her undergraduate program. 

Lucille Crum

Lucille joined the lab in September 2021. She is a junior undergraduate student pursuing a Psychology major and Statistics minor. She is interested in neuropsychology, and the use of neuroimaging to identify changes in the brain as they relate to behavior. After graduation, she hopes to go to graduate school, but is unsure of what specialty she will study.

Cady Murphy

Cady joined the lab in January 2022. She a junior majoring in biological sciences and minoring in psychology and is interested in neuroscience and neuroimaging. After graduation, Cady plan to go to medical school.

Liv O'Clair
Liv joined the lab in February 2022 and is a senior undergraduate psychology major. Liv is applying to clinical PhD programs and plans to specialize in the research and treatment of addictions and eating disorders. One day, Liv hopes to open a private practice and a rehabilitation home for clients, but for now you can find her in the local coffee shops and in the library.
Kennedy Kadlec

Kennedy joined the lab in July 2022. She is a sophmore undergraduate student studying psychology. She is interested in the different areas of the brain and how those specific areas impact our behavioral and cognitive abilities. After undergrad, Kennedy plans to pursue graduate school in hopes of becoming a neuropsychologist.

Matthew Lowry

Matthew joined the lab in July 2022. He is a senior pursuing a psychology major with a minor in music. He is interested in researching large-scale neural networks and their relations to behavior, specifically in regard to behavioral disorders such as ADHD. After graduation, Matthew plans to pursue his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology. 

Bryn Lang

Bryn joined the lab in August of 2022. She is a junior udergraduate majoring in psychology pursuing the pre-medicine track.  She is interested in neuroscience and neuropsychology in relation to memory. After graduation, Bryn plans to purse medical school.

Karina Pedroza Sotelo

Karina joined the lab in August of 2022. She is a third-year student. Studying psychology-neuroscience with a minor in biochemistry. She is interested in what neuroimaging can tell of anxiety and memory disorders. After graduation, Karina plans to pursue a PhD in Neuropsychology. 

Lab Alumni

Lab Managers

Danielle Clark

Post Doctoral Fellows

Jacy VerMaas, Ph.D., M.A., OTR/L, BCP

Visiting Graduate Students

Vamsi Manthena

Research Assistants

Andrea Martinez

Jennifer Rolfe

Makenna Weddle

Lucas Wilkinson

Emily Helmer

Nathan Miller

Spencer Schroeder

Alexander M. Vera

Audrey Denning