Jessica Verpeut, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
Dept. of Psychology, Arizona State University

B.S. Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
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Akshita Vora

Lab Manager / Research Assistant

Akshita graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from ASU in Health Sciences. She is currently pursuing veterinary school and aims to open a non-profit animal shelter in her hometown in India. She became interested in behavioral neurosciences while studying neurodevelopmental disorders in children, and has generated an interest in prosocial behaviors that require high cognitive and social skills. In her free time, Akshita enjoys painting, listening to music, and cooking.

Graduate Students

Tristan Lyle
Ph.D. student

Tristan received his BA in Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and a MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2021. As part of his master’s journey, he gained direct experience applying behavior analytic interventions to develop and grow communicative and social skills in individuals with developmental disorders (e.g., ASD). Concurrently, he worked as a volunteer research assistant in the Basic Behavioral Processes Lab headed by Dr. Federico Sanabria at ASU. Currently he is studying cerebellar function during sensitive developmental periods and the signaling pathways associated with cognitive and social functions. 

Verpeut lab 2022
(From left: Jessica Verpeut, Vincent Truong, Megan Nelson, Andrea Trinh (front), Tristan Lyle (back), Marina Ittner, Neelsha Parekh (front), Akshita Vora, Lori Abbas) Not shown: Summer Ahmed and Katherine Koch

Join our team!

The lab welcomes motivated students to work in various aspects.

For graduate and undergraduate opportunities, please contact.

We are hiring a lab assistant! Please use link for details and to apply.

We are grateful and supportive of all our past lab members.

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