Brooke Roberts, Postdoctoral Fellow
Brooke is interested in working memory and higher cognitive processes, as well as cognitive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia. Her previous research has focused on preclinical models of cognitive dysfunction in nonhuman primates, with a spotlight on prefrontal dopamine and glutamate interactions in schizophrenia. Brooke joined the Ranganath lab in July 2010 in order to study memory in the more "human primates." Her current research projects incorporate functional imaging, including fMRI, to investigate prefrontal involvement in working memory and temporal memory. Brooke loves the sunshine, the delightful lizards, and the bike-friendliness that life in Davis offers. Her hobbies include searching for new and cool ways to improve cognition, hiking, biking, exploring northern California, and jewelry design.