Annie Colomer

Annie Colomer joined the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab as the lab manager in 2022. She coordinates the Hot Executive Function Skills in Preschool-Aged Children study, and supports the undergrad research assistants conducting research in the lab. She earned a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Special Education. Previously she spent six years working in college access.

Zachary Miller

Zach Miller is a staff researcher who began working in the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab in 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He currently works on the Social Buffering grant studies, which are investigating how social buffers affect children’s endocrine and neurological responses to stress.

Nikola Tsakonas

Nikki Tsakonas is a staff researcher in the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab working on the online Trier (TSST-OL) and the MISTIC Social Buffering studies in collaboration with Dr. Megan Gunnar as well as the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology as well as minors in Neuroscience and Philosophy. She spent her undergraduate years working as a research assistant with Dr. Kathleen Thomas and Dr. Sylia Wilson. In the future, she hopes to further her education and enroll in a graduate program.