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)

Twitter: @DrDiehl_Neuro

Research Gate Google Scholar ORCID

Shannon Ruble

Graduate Student

Shannon joined the lab in July 2022

Greg Erickson

Graduate Student

Greg joined the lab in August 2020

Cassandra Kramer

Research Assistant

Cassie joined the lab in October 2022

Emma Wrampe

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emma joined the lab in May 2022

Lexe West

Undergraduate Student

Lexe joined the lab in August 2022

Allison Drouhard

Undergraduate Student

Allison joined the lab in August 2022

Allison Moser

High school Research Assistant

Allison joined the lab in June 2022

Ashi Wickramasundara

High school Research Assistant

Ashi joined the lab in May 2021

Former Lab members

Alyssa Scott

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kelly Krehbiel

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jenna Thompson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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.