Maria M. Diehl, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Maria received her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in 2004 and completed a postbaccalaureate research program at Virginia Tech in 2006. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where she studied audiovisual integration of faces and vocalizations in the primate prefrontal cortex in the laboratory of Dr. Lizabeth M. Romanski. Maria completed her postdoctoral training in Dr. Gregory Quirk's lab at the University of Puerto Rico School of medicine, where she studied the neural circuits of active avoidance in rats. The Diehl lab opened its doors in August 2019 in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University.

Email: mmdiehl at ksu dot edu / CV


  • Principles of Learning (PSYCH475)

  • Graduate Seminar in Physiological Psychology (PSYCH951)

  • Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (PSYCH590)

Student Office Hours:

  • Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30pm (Fall 2019)

Twitter: @DrDiehl_Neuro

Research Gate Google Scholar ORCID

Greg Erickson

Graduate Student

Greg joined the lab in August 2020

Alyssa Scott

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alyssa joined the lab in September 2019

Katie Rodriguez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Katie joined the lab in December 2019

Tessa Maze

Research Technician

Tessa joined the lab in June 2020

Former Lab members

Felipe Deihle

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jonathan Andrusak

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Diehl lab is hiring!

We are looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to join the lab! Contact Dr. Diehl with your CV and interest in the lab at mmdiehl at ksu dot edu.