Aaron Norris, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator, Neuroscientist, Neuroanesthesiologist

Dr. Norris is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program and completed his residency and neuroanesthesia fellowship training as a member of the Department of Anesthesiology’s Scholars Program.

Aaron Cone

I like doing cool neuroscience experiments and making novel discoveries. In my free time I like to research and trade stock indexes and ETFs, play pickleball, and watch and attend NBA games.

Abraham Escobedo

Abraham has a Master’s degree in Psychological Science with a focus in behavioral pharmacology from California State University San Marcos. He is interested in studying how stress and reward-seeking behaviors affect goal-oriented motivated behaviors such as reward and drug-seeking, active coping versus passive coping, and the mechanisms of action involved during the depiction of these behaviors. With the long-term goal of understanding how the maladaptation of these behaviors can lead to the development of mood, anxiety, and addiction disorders.

Hannah Skelton

Reseach Assistant

Amanda Breese

I am a graduate from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelor’s in psychology as well as a certificate in neuroscience. I am interested in various realms of neuroscience ranging from biological to clinical. My passion is to make the world a better place than I found it. I am an advocate for mental health and know that we are currently in need of solutions. I believe that ingenuity and compassion through research is the key to solving these issues. I see a future where mental health and wellbeing are within our reach.

Whitney Short

Undergradaute student

Olivia Przydzial

Undergradute student

Kenny Wu

Undergraduate student, research lab member


Imeh Ndiokho

Post-Bac student – Now medical student at Medical College of Wisconsin

Jordan Shaker

Former undergrad and research assistant – now MD/PhD student University of Washington

Salli Ann Holloway, BS

Research Technician – now Silver Liaison at Renaissance Financial

James Totten

Undergraduate student – Now Engineering Specialist at Merck

Meg Votoupal

Research Coordinator – Lurie Children’s Hospital