Lab Members

Amir Akbarian

Amir Akbarian

Amir is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He is working on our joint project with Dr. Nategh's lab on developing a computational model for the read-out of the visual scene during eye movements.

Ehsan Rezayat

Ehsan Rezayat

Ehsan is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in Tehran. He is working on interactions of prefrontal cortex with visual areas during object working memory tasks.

Kaiser Niknam

Kaiser Niknam

Kaiser is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He is working on our joint project with Dr. Nategh's lab on developing a computational model for the read-out of the visual scene during eye movements.

Kelsey Clark, PhD

Kelsey Clark, PhD

Title:  Researcher Associate

Dr. Clark received her PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University. She completed her thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Tirin Moore, studying the interaction between attention and object working memory. She is currently a Researcher Associate in our lab.

Rochelle Moore

Rochelle Moore

Title:  Lab Manager

Rochelle has been a veterinary technician for 23 years. She worked for the Office of Comparative Medicine at the University of Utah for 5 1/2 years before joining the Noudoost lab as Lab Manager in October 2017. She received her Associates Degree in Science from Salt Lake Community college, and is a Certified Laboratory Animal Technician.

Tyler Davis, PhD

Tyler Davis, PhD

Title:  Senior Researcher

Dr. Davis received his PhD from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah. He completed his thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Greger, studying the visual system. He is currently a Senior Researcher in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Noudoost lab.

Yaser Merrikhi, PhD

Yaser Merrikhi, PhD

Dr. Merrikhi just received his PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences. He joined Dr. Noudoost's lab in 2013 to conduct studies on the signatures of spatial working memory and its effects on visual processing and he is still collaborating on various projects.

Zahra Bahmani

Zahra Bahmani

Zahra is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, and conducted experiments in Professor Treue's lab in the German Primate Center in Goettingen. She is interested in the oscillatory signatures of top-down modulation during attention and working memory.