Team

Director

Agnieszka (Aga) Z Burzynska

Agnieszka (Aga) Z Burzynska, PhD. : Aga has a PhD in Psychology (Humboldt University, Berlin), MSc in Neuroscience, and BSc in Biotechnology. Born in Poland, she is an alumna of two International Max Planck Research Schools in Germany. She got her research experience at three Max Planck Institutes: Human Development in Berlin, Experimental Medicine, and Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen. Aga has lived in four countries, speaks four languages, and sailed the Atlantic. In her free time she works on her own brain reserve by exploring the Colorado outdoors on feet, skis, bike, or by hanging on a rope somewhere in the Poudre Canyon. She does wear a helmet.

Email: agaburza@colostate.edu


Graduate Students

Yuqin (Jessy) Jiao

Yuqin (Jessy) Jiao: Yuqin is a second-year graduate student in Prevention Science MSc on route to obtaining her PhD in the Applied Developmental Sciences (ADS) Program. She received her MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from the Ohio State University in 2015, BSc in Biological Sciences, minor in Chemistry and B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University in 2013. Her current research interests focus on the links between main life occupational exposure to neurocognitive aging. In her free time, Yuqin enjoys reading (primarily Harry Potter books), painting, and hiking. She is also a self-proclaimed gourmet chef. Her goal for 2018 is to study hard, read more, and exercise more.

Email: Yuqin.Jiao@colostate.edu


Research Assistants

Sandra Diaz

Sandra Diaz: Sandra Diaz-Encina is a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a pre-health concentration. She has a great interest in researching and working with older adults and hope to one day become a geriatric physician assistant. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Alumni of BRAiN Lab

Megan Wadley (BSc Psychology, graduate student in Occupational Therapy, CSU)

Jenna Klippenstein (BSc in Psychology, 2017), currently a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

Meagan Castle (Psychology, 2018)

Jane Gill (BSc in Neuroscience, 2018)

Alexa Lenz (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2018)

Elenoa McCabe (BSc in Psychology, 2018)

Sara Valjic (BSc in Biochemistry, 2018)