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 9-10am (Spring/Fall 2022)

Twitter: @DrDiehl_Neuro

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Greg Erickson

Graduate Student

Greg joined the lab in August 2020

Alyssa Scott

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alyssa joined the lab in September 2019

Ashi Wickramasundara

High school Research Assistant

Ashi joined the lab in May 2021

Kelly Krehbiel

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kelly joined the lab in June 2021

Jenna Thompson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jenna joined the lab in August 2021

Former Lab members

Tessa Maze

Research Assistant

Katie Rodriguez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sarah Martin

Research Assistant

Felipe Deihle

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jonathan Andrusak

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Diehl lab is hiring!

We are looking for talented 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.