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Thank you for your interest in participating in our research! Through your help, we can learn more about memory function and the underlying neurobiological structures. Using this knowledge, we are developing a better understanding of how memory systems change over time – during aging as well as for individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

We are actively recruiting volunteers for MRI studies of memory. Using an MRI scanner, our researchers collect “structural” images of the brain to examine at the different brain regions as well as “functional” images to examine the neural activity in these regions.

Participants are asked to come into the laboratory for one to two visits to assess memory and cognitive function through paper and pencil memory tests, as well as MRI scans. Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

We currently looking for:

  • Adults: 65+ with no memory complaints
  • Adults: 65+ diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment or worried about memory function
  • Adults: diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Adults: 18-24 with no history of psychiatric disorders

  • Choosing to participate in research is great way to stay up-to date on the latest research! We are continuously recruiting for new and different studies, with different criteria. If you have any questions, would like to participate or join our database to sign up for future studies, please email us here or through the form below. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Each semester a limited number of undergraduate training positions are available in the laboratory. Admission to these spots is competitive and limited to sophomore, junior and senior students who can commit to at least two semesters of training. Preference will be given to applicants interested in 3 hours of credit (9 hours a week). For more information about the undergraduate assistantship, please send a completed Application for Undergraduate Research form, a resume, an unofficial transcript and a cover letter to Tammy Tran.

Prospective Graduate Students: If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, please contact Dr. Arnold Bakker. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field and have prior research experience. Experience with programming in Matlab, Python or Unix is preferred. Previous experience with neuroimaging data collection or analysis is preferred but not necessary.

Post-doctoral Fellowship: We currently are seeking candidates for 1-2 post doctoral positions. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field with a strong background in neuroimaging. Please email Dr. Arnold Bakker with a letter of interest, a CV and references.Dr. Arnold Bakker with a letter of interest, a CV and references.

Full Time Positions: We currently do not have any full-time positions available.