Current Members

Gerry Sann Rivera

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Gerry is investigating the biosynthesis of salmycin, a bacterial siderophore/antibiotic conjugate. Outside of the lab, Gerry enjoys playing the piano, table tennis and Dungeons and Dragons. He recieved his B.S.

Ruthie Shaffer

Graduate Student

Ruthie is a first-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology (concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience) and a minor in Computer Science.

Suzin Blankenship

Research Lab Supervisor

Suzin has been a part of the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory since 2007.

Christen Bass, M.A.

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Christen obtained her B.A. from Drury University and her M.A.

Anna Hood, M.A.

Graduate Student

Anna received her B.A. with honors in Psychology from California State University.

Erika Wesonga, M.A.

Graduate Student

Erika graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a B.S.

Dr. Richard Mabbs

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry