NSL Team

NSL Team

Michael J Wesley, Ph.D


Dr. Michael Wesley established the Neurobehavioral Systems Lab in 2018. In his research, he utilizes neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, clinical pharmacology, and behavioral techniques to answer questions related to dynamic decision making in individuals with substance use disorders. He currently is the Prinicipal Investigator for two R01s and a K01. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife and daughter.  

Miranda Ramirez, BA

Graduate Student

Miranda graduated from Emory University in 2019 with a BA in psychology and biology. As an undergraduate student, she worked as a research assistant for the Laboratory for Mathematical and Computational Behavioral Analysis studying decision making in inndividuals with ADHD. Post-graduation, Miranda joined the lab in 2019 as full-time staff member and transitioned to a full time cognitive neuroscience graduate student in Fall 2021. Her research interests include dynamic decision making, cue reactivity, and pain in individuals with substance use disorder. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, painting, and spending time outdoors with her beagle, Ada. 

Preston Tolbert, BA

Lab Manager

Preston graduated from Rutgers University in the winter of 2021 with a BA in Economics, where he focused his studies on statistics and computation. He also held an internship at Selective Insurance where he worked alongside business and data analysts to assist in the optimization and integration of different workflows. He plans to obtain a graduate degree in biostatistics and continue working in research. In his personal life, he enjoys hiking, tv and film, and spending time with his friends, family, and his two cats.