John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D. is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago as well as the Social Neuroscience Lab. He is a the Chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former member of the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and a former member of the Council for the National Institute on Aging.
Stephanie Cacioppo (née Ortigue) received her Ph.D. from the Department of Neurology at the Geneva University Medical School (Switzerland) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Savoy (France) in 2004. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The Division of Biological Sciences, at the University of Chicago and directs the High-Performance Electrical Neuroimaging (HPEN) laboratory at the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience (CCSN). Author of two books and more than 120 scientific articles (current h-index: 31), her general research area is at the intersection of social neuroscience, medicine and cognitive pyschology in health and neurological disease.
George Monteleone studied Cognitive Science at Northwestern University, and began working at the University of Chicago in 2005 managing electroencephalography studies at the Social Neuroscience laboratory. He soon moved into the domain of functional MRI, and has since contributed design and analysis to studies at the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience and High Performance Electrical Neuroimaging Laboratory.
Jenny Adams is a Business Manager for the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
Brenda Sawyer is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
Erika Kaske is a Project Manager/Senior Specialist at the High-Performance Electrical Neuroimaging (HPEN) Laboratory. Erika Kaske received her B.S. in Psychology and B.S in Neurobiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2017. As an undergraduate, she conducted research at the University of Wisconsin’s Harlow Center for Biological Psychology and the Wisconsin National Primate Center. There she investigated a non-invasive measure to assess the neuroendocrine profile in rhesus macaques. Currently, she is working as a Project Manager/Research Specialist at the High-Performance Electrical Neuroimaging Laboratory and in the Biological Sciences Di
Wasuwat Siewsrichol is an EEG/ERP Research Specialist at the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience and High-Performance Electrical Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering in 2017. During his undergraduate years, Wasuwat conducted research the Department of Neuroanesthesia where he investigated the role of Heparanase in neuroinflammation during early stages of subarachnoid hemorrhage. In addition, he also conducted research in the Department of Bioengineering where he examined the cardiovascular mechanics of animals with pulmonary hypertension using MATLAB generated computer simulations. Currently, his research interests include EEG/ERP signal analysis and brain topology, and his future plan includes pursuing a career in medicine.
Mark Vandergon is a graduate student and a programmer at the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.