A Team Effort

To Go One Step Further

The training potential of the DPB lab is extraordinary. Besides state-of-the-art research, our work promotes critical skills for our future scientific careers, including leadership, independent thinking, collaborative work, and collegiality.

The Team

aka The Quail Whisperer
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Dr. Robert Lickliter
aka Quailady

I like clementines and science (-:

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Daniela Molnar
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aka Chickitita

I'm a psych major with a minor in biology. I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. in neuropsychology with the hope of treating patients while also taking part in research in the near future. I've been at the DPB lab for 4 semesters now and I'm currently interested in spatial memory and learning in quails.

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Nashya Linares
aka Quailman
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John Paul Currea

My research interests include whether prenatal stimulus has an effect on social exploratory behavior. In the future, I hope to attend medical school. I also enjoy learning Japanese and tennis, as well as traveling as much as possible!

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Diana Garcia
aka Quailmione
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Abdullah Ahmad
aka Quailistanian

Lab manager, computer programmer, and avid book reader. 

Nicole Stone
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aka Quailkatiel

Biology major, bird enthusiast and professional book-hoarder. Hoping to marry her passions of neuroscience research and medicine. In the 16th grade and counting, but will soon be out of fingers and toes.

aka Quaili B
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Steffanie Braun

Traveler. Scuba diver. Science lover.

aka Quailien
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Amanda Hernandez

Hi! I’m currently a second-year biology major in the Pre-Med track. I plan to attend medical school once I get my bachelors degree while continuing some form of research. I enjoy volunteering, sharing time with my friends and family, and becoming more knowledgeable in science.

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Edith Gisselle Gonzalez
aka La Chicka

I am a curious and passionate psychology student who is also an animal lover!

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Stacey Hong
aka Siren Bird

My name is Stacey and my major is biochemistry. I'm on a premed track with the goal of becoming an ER doctor. I like to play the piano in my spare time.

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aka Quailor Moon

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor in Psychology from the Honors College at FIU.

Maria Piantini
Hana Shah

I recently graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from FIU, and I plan to attend medical school in the coming years. My hobbies include practicing Tae Kwon Do, painting, and volunteering at the local hospital. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family!

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aka Nerdy Quail
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aka Quailusionist 
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Nahara Rivera

Hello! I am a Psychology major. I love reading, going to the beach, eating, traveling, and spending time with my family, friends and dogs.

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Liz Karolina Martinez
aka Indecisive Quail

Our Alumni

  • Cristobal Carrera - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Douglas Gramajo - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Laura Valdivia - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Barbara Ortega - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Jennifer Cecili - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Fernando Davalos - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Daniela Pulido - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Leonel Gonzalez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Faith Sola - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Haileigh Ross - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Madison Matsuda - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Ivanka Acosta - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Carolina Rosell - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Chelsy Obrer - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Nicole Perez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Richard Lawrence - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Sebastian Salinas - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Marien Govea - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Amanda Martinez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Natalie Mendez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Amanda Del Risco - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Seanceray Bellinger - (Graduate RA)

  • Taelor Aasen - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Nicolle Rodriguez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Melissa Valdes - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Gretel Paez - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Kevin Grant - (Undergraduate RA)

  • Lucia Martinez- (Undergraduate RA)