Associated Researchers


Research Assistants

​​​Tate Steele

I am currently a Sophomore at Clemson University with a major in Genetics. I spend a lot of my time doing school work, but also make time for friends and family. I am also a member, and social chair, of a National Honors Society - Alpha Lambda Delta. 

Madison Pollock

I am a sophomore Biological Sciences major and Psychology minor at Clemson

University. I am a member of the Clemson University Honors College, and I hold

two leadership positions in clubs on campus. These include being the 2022-2023

Vice President of the Minority Association of Premedical Students and the

2021-2022 Spiritual Leader of CURE Clemson. Outside of the SHAARP Lab, I

serve as an intern with Clemson’s Engineering and Science Education

Department where I study STEM education research under Dr. Karen High. After

college, I plan to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a physician in the


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Bennett Davis

I am a sophomore at Clemson University where I am studying Pre-Professional Health Studies: Health Science. I plan to attend medical school after my undergraduate studies and am currently in the process of applying. On campus I'm involved in Greek life and spend time hanging out with my friends or studying for various classes. Out of school, I work part time as an EMT with Prisma Health and have developed a love for geriatric care. I'm interested in learning more on how behavioral health such as cognition can influence the development of chronic conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Gretchen Lobben

I am a sophomore psychology major with hopes of pursuing geriatric or pediatric occupational therapy in the future. I’m from Minnesota, and up north I worked in a senior living home, and that’s where my love for talking to patients and interest in diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia really cultivated. Outside of SHAARP, I love running and being outside with animals! I grew up competing in rodeo and am apart of the Clemson rodeo team, work part time at a vet and ride and exercise barrel horses in my free time! 

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