Our Research Team

 

Our Research Team

​​ Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham 

Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham

Ph.D., Principle Investigator

Dr. Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham is the Director of the Cognitive and Sensory Imaging (CASI) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Nebraska – Omaha in 2015, where her research focused on the neurophysiological correlates of motor control, especially in the context of healthy aging and in patients with Parkinson's disease. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she studied motor and cognitive development in children and adolescents.

Dr. Heinrichs-Graham was an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center prior to joining Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her current research interests lie in identifying the complex neural dynamics connecting sensation, perception and cognition across the lifespan, and especially during critical developmental periods in children with hearing loss.

Augusto Diedrich  

Augusto Diedrich

Graduate Research Assistant

Augusto Diedrich is a graduate research assistant in the CASI Lab pursuing his PhD in Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Creighton University. Born and raised in Nashville, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience. His current research interests involve identifying and characterizing the underlying neural oscillatory dynamics in both developmental and clinical populations with mental health disorders, especially in regard to higher-order dynamic cognitive processes such as working memory and attention.

(Zhiying) Mike Shen  

(Zhiying) Mike Shen

Research Assistant

Mike Shen is a research assistant in the CASI Lab. His roles include participant recruitment, neuroimaging data collection, neuropsychological test administration and data analysis. Mike received dual degrees in Neuroscience/Cognitive Science (BS) and Linguistics (BA) from the University of Arizona in 2020. He has a general interest in all aspects of cognition, and mainly focuses on human language development and deployment--both typical and atypical.

Jack Carroll  

Jack Carroll

Research Assistant

Jack Carroll is a research assistant in the CASI Lab. His roles include participant recruitment, acquisition and scoring of neuropsychological and audiometric tests, and data analysis. He is interested in developmental cognitive psychology and developmental neuroscience, especially cognitive development in young children and the effects of psychological and environmental stressors. In his free time, Jack enjoys running, photography (particularly film photography), traveling, and visiting art museums.