Executive Committee 2021-2022

Third Year Councilors

Second Year Councilors 

Irinia Calin-Jageman, Ph.D.

Dominican University 

Pembe Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D.

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Website 

 

Alana Kirby, MD, Ph.D.

Rush University 

David J. Rademacher Ph.D.

Loyola University of Chicago

(708)-216-3395

First Year Councilors 

Kamran Avanaki, Ph.D. 

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Website

 (314) 397-1862

LinkedIn

 

Brian T David, Ph.D.

Rush University 

(312) 563-4686

 

Amy Lasek, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

(312)355-1593

Twitter: @AmyLasek

 

Maria Traka, Ph.D. 

Midwestern University 

Undergraduate Program Liaison

Postdoctoral Councilors

Laura Shanahan, Ph.D.

Northwestern University 

Twitter  @LShanahanimal

 

Fund Raising Coordinator 

Matthew Kmiecik, Ph.D. (He/Him/His)

NorthShore University Health System 

Website 

Twitter: @mattkmiecik14

 

Advocacy

Rachel Haake, MA (She/her/hers)

Ph.D. Candidate

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Website

(740) 360-3301

Twitter @rachelhaake

 

Website Administrator

Social Media Coordinator

Eleonora Gatta, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago Brain Bee Coordinator

Guest Councilors 

Artist in Residence