Team Members

Principal investigator

Moriah Thomason, PhD

Principal investigator

dog lover, foodie, closet crafter

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lanxin Ji, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

dog lover, travel lover

Research Associate

Autumn Austin, MA

Research Associate

lover of dogs, plants, espresso, and rock climbing

Research Associate

Kaelyn Kohlasch

Research Associate

College athlete, love to travel, Yankees fan

Clinical Research Program Coordinator

Tenzin Kyizom

Clinical Research Program Coordinator

I speak Tibetan and Hindi (was born and raised there till the age of 11), hiking, traveling, foodie, have a 4 year old boy shitzu “Gyakyi” that I am in love with!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Brianna Schmidt

Research Assistant Volunteer

Volunteer EMT, lover of Thai food

Research Assistant Volunteer

Claire Abraham

Research Assistant Volunteer

Dancer, loves to read & watch comedy shows

Research Assistant Volunteer

Tristan Donaldson

Research Assistant Volunteer

Research Assistant Volunteer

Christine Irlbeck

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves reading mysteries, art history, and lots of ice cream.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Jenna John

Research Assistant Volunteer

Jenna is a freshman at Macaulay at Hunter College currently looking to study neuroscience and biology.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Max Fu

Research Assistant Volunteer

Fascinated by outer space. Health nut but my grandma's dumplings are an exception.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Yuliana Anikina

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors!

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cassandra Hendrix, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Digs rock climbing, scuba diving, and long thru hikes

Program Manager

Tessa Vatalaro, LMSW

Program Manager

lover of yoga, cooking, and being an auntie to her neice and nephew

Research Associate

Integra Feliciano, MS

Research Associate

loves to travel, snack enthusiast, loves music

Lead Research Associate

Brooke Kohn

Lead Research Associate

Animal lover, secret reality TV enthusiast, can bake a mean chocolate chip cookie

Research Associate

Eugene Okparaeke

Research Associate

Anime Enthusiast & reader of comics

Research Assistant Volunteer

Laila Gad

Research Assistant Volunteer

Bookstagrammer, true crime lover

Research Assistant Volunteer

Maayan Ziv

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to cook, hike, and spend time outdoors!

Grossman SOM 4th Year Med Student

Nils Kjos

Grossman SOM 4th Year Med Student

Many things!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Emily Lu

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love drawing, reading, and travelling!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Selma Music

Research Assistant Volunteer

EMT, lover of reading and travelling!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Abigail Manoylo

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves music, math, and museums!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Natalie Becker

Research Assistant Volunteer

studyied abroad in London junior year, I love to cook, currently writing a cook book with my mom

Postdoctoral Fellow

Denise Werchan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undefeated at Scrabble, former artistic swimmer, tug boat lover

Data Analyst

Amyn Majbri, BS

Data Analyst

really good at recognizing flags

Research Associate

Nicki Jariwala, BA

Research Associate

Loves photography and to dance, sketch, and travel

Research Associate

Sarwat Siddiqui

Research Associate

trivia nut, foodie

Research Assistant Volunteer

Harini Srinivasan

Research Assistant Volunteer

Coffee enthusiast, Dancer

Research Assistant Volunteer

Angela Yang

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to cook, loves to eat, amateur translator

Research Assistant Volunteer

Amber Arif

Research Assistant Volunteer

loves sunsets, baking, & reading

Research Assistant Volunteer

Stephanie Mendes

Research Assistant Volunteer

Fluent in 4 languages, loves to dance & sing, loves to travel!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Ramya Manikkan

Research Assistant Volunteer

Ceramisist, Wood-working, Adventure Lover, Golfer and Dog lover

Research Assistant Volunteer

Bonjune

Research Assistant Volunteer

loves stand-up comedy and cooking without a recipe

Research Assistant Volunteer

Emily Ratzker

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love to bake bread and watch hockey

Research Assistant Volunteer

Kenneth Vuong

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to sing, loves to bake, trying different food

CALLING ALL UNDERGRADUATES! Summer 2022 opportunities accepting applications

DUKE NSF REU Summer Internship: Lifespan Approaches to Diverse Psychological Science!

NIDA Summer Research Internship Program (Due Feb 11, 2022)

Alumni

WSU

Ali Daher, DO Family Medicine, Farmington Hills, MI
Amy (Anderson) Meyering, PhD Department of Public Health, Denver, CO
Amy Novotny Academic Services Officer, Detroit, MI
Amy Katherine Swartz, LLPC Royal Oak, MI
Amir Pakray Medical Student, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Andrea Bedway, MD General Pediatrics, Detroit, MI
Attea Hylko Undergraduate, Wayne State University
Brianne (Mohl) Sutton Postdoctoral Research Associate, Flywheel
Christopher Craig Master’s Student, Basic Medical Science, Wayne State University
Danya Berri Medical Student, Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Fatima Younus, DO Family Medicine, Detroit, MI
Hieu Nguyen, MD General Pediatrician, Santa Cruz, CA
James Schaffhauser, MD Family Medicine, Ascension in Battle Creek, MI
Karolina Papiez Undergraduate, University of Michigan
Kat Angell USDA-FSIS, Allan Park, MI
Kayla Martin, MD Neurologist, Portland, OR
Kelly Quednau Histologist, Philadelphia, PA
Klodia Hermez, DO Internal Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Laurel Hicks PhD, LCSW Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor, Denver, CO
Lauren Grove, MA Analyst, Houston, TX
Maisha Rahman, PharmD Medical Affairs Executive Director Fellow, Genentech
Mallory Gardner Masters Level Psychologist at Macomb Oakland Regional Center
Maria Tocco, MD Psychiatry, Ann Arbor
Matt Nye, DDS Dentologie, Chicago, IL
Maya Dassanayake, MD Internal Medicine, Detroit, MI
Melissa Youmans Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Mike Ernst, MD Emergency Medicine, Dallas, TX
Mitchell Alexis Medical Student, Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Narcis Marshall Graduate Student, University of Southern California
Pooja Srivastava Medical Student, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Rita Elias Medical Student, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rupal Shastri Medical Student, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Saige Rutherford Data Analyst, University of Michigan
Sonja Llancari Medical Student, University of London, St. George’s Medical School
Stephen Shen Medical Student, Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Tim Lozon Medical Student, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Tommy Ricard Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Christa Raicevich Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Nedda Elewa Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Diana O’Neall Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Monica Prasad Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Nourhan Hamadi Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Tahir Kahn Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Katarina Miloslavjevic, University of California Berkley
Rebecka Craig, University of California Berkley
Sophia Neuenfelts, Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Bryan Turman, Chicago Medical School

NYU

Amber Boots, PhD Student, Amsterdam UMC (Rooij Lab)
Andrew Kim
Arjun Kotwal, Medical Student
Carly Lenniger, PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh (Forbes Lab)
Caroline Roarty
Claudia Espinoza-Heredia, PhD Student, Columbia (Amso Lab)
Ericka Barroso
Janice Zhao
Kate Caforio
Katie Kim
Liza Goodwin
Mahima Golani
Megan Norr, Neuropsychology Extern, UCSF
Michael Guerrero-Calderon
Sarah Mugal
Susell Contreras
Sydney Sharp
Valerie Martinez