Michelle Quigley – Alumna


Michelle Quigley came to the group in Summer 2015 with a non-typical background and is very excited to join the work that is being done on cognition in the lab. With an undergraduate degree in physics and minor in philosophy from Loyola College (Baltimore, MD) and a masters and PhD in physics from the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), Michelle has had the privilege of working at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (Washington, DC), the Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD), the Kitt Peak National Observatory (Tucson, AZ), the Johns Hopkins Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD), Brooks Air Force Base (San Antonio, TX), the University of North Texas Center for Network Neuroscience (Denton, TX), and the Medical Physics Department of the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) … which is a lot of words in one sentence to say essentially that Michelle has been extraordinarily blessed to have studied government bureaucracy, astrophysics, and neuroscience as well as performed fMRI scans for both mathematical research and pre-surgical functional-mapping purposes. Though the work history does not yet reflect it, Michelle’s absolute reason-for-living-passion has been the development of a physics of thought and emotion, and where better to learn about state-of-the-art research into abstract relational cognition than the GLRC! As for hobbies, I’ll let you know if I find the time to acquire any after the four people in my house that call me “mom” actually leave. I’m thinking to break out the old Irish Dancing ghillies and undercover brogue!

email: michelle.a.quigley@gmail.com