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Lab Location

Teaching Laboratory 3108
UNCW 601 College Road,
Wilmington, NC 28403




Lab Director


Antonio Puente

I was born in Cuba and received degrees from the University of Florida (BA) and the University of Georgia (MS, PhD). I was a clinical psychologist at a teaching psychiatric hospital and a professor of neuroanatomy at a medical school before becoming a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and UCLA. Since 1982, I’ve maintained a private practice limited to clinical neuropsychology. In 2002 I founded and now co-direct (with a PharmD) a bilingual mental health clinic for the poor and uninsured in our region (Cape Fear Clinic).

Post-Doctoral Fellows


Inmaculada Ibanez-Casas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Interests: cultural neuroscience, cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment

Zara Melikyan

Zara Melikyan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Interests: dementia, epilepsy, cross-cultural issues in neuropsychology

Graduate Students

Andrea Marisol Mejia, B.A., Psychology

Second year graduate student, UNCW
Interests: cross-cultural neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment

Angela Sekely, B.A., Psychology

Second year graduate student, UNCW
Interests: neuropsychology, health psychology, post-traumatic stress disorder

Hana Cecilia Kuwabara, B.A., Psychology

First year graduate student, UNCW
Interests: trauma, cross-cultural neuropsychology, pediatric neuropyschology

Undergraduate Students

George Dion Daniel
George Dion Daniel, Honors Senior Undergraduate Student

Interests: neuropsychology, cross-cultural neuropsychology, brain injury, psychometric assessment

Connor Clayton McMahan
George Dion Daniel, Honors Senior Undergraduate Student

Interests: neuropsycholgy, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, military veterans

Most Recent Graduates

Marlee Cadwell B.A. - The Impact of Consciousness on the Development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Honors Thesis) – 2014
Currently: MSW University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Margie Hernandez M.A. - Determining the Equivalency of the Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Spaniard Versions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Third Edition (Masters Thesis) – 2013
Currently: Psychometrician, University of California, San Diego, CA

Tara Venanzi-Jackman M.A. - Psychological Testing Practices in Trinidad (Masters Thesis) - 2013
Currently: Psychologist, Trinidad and Tobago

Keenan Withers B.A. - Processing Speed in Traumatic Brain Injured Post-War Veterans (Honors Thesis) - 2013
Currently: Researcher, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Hannah Lindsey B.A. - Neuropsychological Features of Civil Litigators and Criminal Offenders: Comparative Analyses of Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Ability (Honors Thesis) - 2012
Currently: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Davor Zink M.A. - Development of a Neuropsychological Test Battery for the Evaluation of Spanish Speakers (Masters Thesis) - 2012
Currently: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Lee Weigand M.A. - Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Population: Differences in Neuropsychological Outcome, Blast Versus Other Mechanisms of Brain Injury (Honors Thesis) - 2012
Currently: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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