Principal Investigator

David Q. Beversdorf, MD

David Q. Beversdorf, MD

  • beversdorfd@health.missouri.edu
  • University of Missouri
  • Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychological Sciences and the Thompson Center William and Nancy Thompson Endowed Chair in Radiology
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Collaborator

Brad Ferguson, MA

Brad Ferguson, MA, PhD

Assistant Research Professor; Adjunct - MU School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Bio

Bio: Brad holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology and Applied Behavior Analysis specializations) from Middle Tennessee State University. He is currently studying the association between immune, endocrine, and psychophysiological markers of stress and gastrointestinal disorders in those with autism spectrum disorder. He is also leading the psychophysiological biomarker assessment for predictors of response to medications, and also the relationship to aberrant behaviors.

Graduate Students

Candice King

Candice King

Bio

Bio: Candice holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the City University of New York (C.U.N.Y) , and is a graduate student in the Division of Biological Sciences. Her work uses genetic and parental stress models to examine the effects of diet on molecular mechanisms and behavior.

Cory Riecken

Cory Riecken

Bio

Bio: Cory holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. He is currently investigating potential biomarkers to predict treatment response to propranolol in autism spectrum disorder using structural, functional, and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging techniques. He is also interested in using these techniques, as well as magnetic resonance spectroscopy, to better understand individual differences in individuals with autism, and how those differences relate to behavior, psychophysiology, and gastrointestinal symptoms. In addition, he is using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate effects of traumatic brain injury due to repeated blast exposure and whether these effects can predict the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms.

Taeseon Woo

Taeseon Woo

Bio

Bio: Taeseon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology from Sahmyook University in Korea.  He is working on models of the effects of prenatal stress exposure and its effects on development, as well as exploration of mechanism and mitigating factors.

Research Assistants

  • Amanda Nieters, Undergraduate
  • Aravind Kalthil, Undergraduate
  • Savannah Williams, Post Baccalaureate
  • Addison Alt
  • Mikaela Drewel
  • McKenzie B. Wallace (MU-Student)
  • Molly McBride
  • Ryan Holem (Student)
  • Hyeri Gonzales (MU-Student)
  • Ivan Fontcha (Undergrad)

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

  • Bradley Ferguson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Psychology
  • Patrick Hecht, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Southern California)
  • John Hegarty, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow - Stanford University)
  • Eldin Jasarevic, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Maryland)
  • Karen Jones, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California Davis M.I.N.D. Institute)
  • Briana Kille, PhD
  • Neetu Nair, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Missouri)
  • Rachel Zamzow, PhD

 Research Assistants

  • Tiffany Shadrick
  • Briann Sutton
  • Shannon Famuliner
  • Molly McBride
  • Alinna Sam
  • Tiffany Shadrick
  • David Wang
  • Jessi Foster
  • Amir Neshatfar, MD
  • Zoe Bonilla
  • Emily Hover
  • Gigi Kreibich
  • Katherine Lane
  • Katie Johnson
  • Kaitlyn Hartnett
  • Nicole Franklin
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Danielle Severns
  • Elizabeth Kwenda
  • Claire Springer
  • Shelby Bridwell
  • Rebecca Klimczak
  • Dylan Weber
  • Amanda Baebler
  • Eloise Jones
  • Matthew Roberts
  • Aaron McLaughlin, MD
  • Whitney Snyders
  • Nick Hopkins, MD
  • Nick Crowley, MD
  • Jesse Garwood
  • Jesse Day
  • Lauren Welby
  • Jennifer Mink
  • Eloise Jones
  • Daniel Marth
  • Katelyn Morman
  • Rachel Lavoy
  • Neil Backer
  • Ana Hartman
  • Nick Lane
  • Christine Giesing
  • Sara Muller
  • Laura Ebone
  • Paige Kuhlmann
  • Katherine Higgins
  • Kelsie Coe
  • Julian Deville
  • Elizabeth McDermott
  • Mary Frazier
  • Bre Wexler
  • Hafsa Lodhi
  • Kelsey Bohnert
  • Ashli Allen
  • Aiden Lee
  • Kristen Obrian
  • Katherine Tuholske
  • Carrie McKinley
  • Katie Huddlestonsmith
  • Chantel Hilliard
  • Morgan Maier
  • Emily Reznicek
  • Jon Shocklin
  • Jeffrey Wiegers
  • Alexander Taylor
  • Tamera Martin
  • Jerilyn Jones
  • Morgan Lewis
  • John Currie
  • Landon Rohowetz
  • Lexi Ragsdale
  • Chelsey Brummet
  • Emily Shaw
  • Jonathan Baumstark
  • Jamie Hadley
  • Chris Reynolds
  • Morgan Alwell
  • Sara Hooshmand
  • Luke Schuster
  • Gregory Cejas
  • Amanda Zand
  • David Drysdale