Ph.D., Neuroscience – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
B.A., Psychology – The American College of Greece.
After completion of his graduate studies, Evan had the opportunity to continue his investigations of learning and memory.
He joined Earl Miller’s lab in 2006, primarily to learn the use of multi-electrode technologies for extracellular recordings in vivo. His work focuses on spatial categorization and the associative learning of new perceptual categories. It involves comparisons across Prefrontal Cortex, Posterior Parietal Cortex, and Basal Ganglia.
Evan career in science began at college. He spent 2 years in an Experimental Psychology lab, teaching undergraduates and exploring behavioral learning in goldfish.
After graduation, he went on to earn his Ph.D. studying cellular mechanisms of learning and memory in an invertebrate animal model. His graduate work involved behavioral, neurophysiological, pharmacological, and computational projects.