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Team Members

Principal Investigator

Moriah Thomason, PhD

Principal Investigator

dog lover, foodie, closet crafter

Postdoctoral Fellow

Denise Werchan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undefeated at Scrabble, former artistic swimmer, tug boat lover

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lanxin Ji, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

dog lover, travel lover

Lab Manager

Bradley Susskind

Lab Manager

Bradley can juggle with both his hands and feet!

Data Analyst

Mark Duffy

Data Analyst

Big sports and movie fan. I also love hiking, the outdoors and I'm a big foodie.

Research Associate

Harini Srinivasan

Research Associate

Coffee enthusiast, Dancer

Research Associate

Sofia Trapaga

Research Associate

Loves to crochet, has three passports and four dogs!

Research Associate

Maya Sacasa

Research Associate

I was a competitive gymnast and national champion.

Research Associate

Sarwat Siddiqui

Research Associate

trivia nut, foodie

Research Assistant Volunteer

Odette Rodriguez Garcés

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love travel and fashion, I have lived in 4 different cities/states of the U.S.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Jenna John

Research Assistant Volunteer

Jenna likes to read, write, and sing!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Brooke Bennett

Research Assistant Volunteer

When Brooke is not exploring the city she enjoys skiing and hiking difficult terrain.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Aisha Kanuteh

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love to travel, try new restaurants, and love tvdramas

Research Assistant Volunteer

Seyeon Yim

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves the acai bowls from Oakberry!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Natalie Choi

Research Assistant Volunteer

I've raised chickens in my backyard for half my life. I lose myself in art and have been showcased in 3 galleries in NYC. While being a Hufflepuff, I've managed to kill all my succulents.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Daniella Franco-Romo

Research Assistant Volunteer

1. My hands are double jointed 2. I can write backwards 3. I like to eat the light green part of the watermelon too.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Krisha Advani

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to travel, bake, and paint

Research Assistant Volunteer

Katie Lambert

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love traveling and have been paragliding in Nepal!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Riya Gokhale

Research Assistant Volunteer

I can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute, I've never had a pet, I can speak 4 languages

Research Assistant Volunteer

Clare Donaldson

Research Assistant Volunteer

Lover of cats, coffee, and playwriting

Research Assistant Professor

Clare McCormack, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Lover of live music, hiking, and wild swimming

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bosi Chen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

enjoys hiking, running, walking, coffee, and ice cream

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bryan Yoon, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Loves exploring new places. Ice cream lover.

Program Coordinator

Maya Ruiz

Program Coordinator

Maya has acted in a few commercials, is a Singer, and loves watching Reality TV

Data Analyst

Amyn Majbri

Data Analyst

really good at recognizing flags

Research Associate

Leslie Gaines

Research Associate

I love hiking, baking, and traveling.

Research Associate

Madi Wolpert

Research Associate

Loves the sun, ice cream, and music

Research Associate

Freddie Reichel

Research Associate

Loves running, music, travel

HBCD Study Care Coordinator

Shay Johnson

HBCD Study Care Coordinator

I love to sing (even though I cant LOL), I love to read, and I love my daughter who is 9 months old!

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

Natalie Becker

Research Assistant Volunteer

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

Research Assistant Volunteer

Alexis Mckay

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love the acai bowls from Oakberry!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Arthur Yoon

Research Assistant Volunteer

1. I like to play sports 2. I like to eat food 3. I can do this weird thing that can make a water dropping sound out of my mouth.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Mekhala Mantravadi

Research Assistant Volunteer

I have a strange addiction to Haribo gummy bears. I love the color purple - any shade from a deep plum to a vibrant fuchsia. I wish I had a dog :(

Research Assistant Volunteer

Liora Eiger

Research Assistant Volunteer

Liora once rescued a baby bird. She loves to travel, listen to music, and cuddle her bunny.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Lillie Connors

Research Assistant Volunteer

I'm a huge theatre nerd, I love going to concerts and I recently adopted a tuxedo cat!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Julianna Tellas

Research Assistant Volunteer

Lover of nature, traveling, and Spanish rock

Research Assistant Volunteer

Daelah Nicholas

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love drawing, painting, and taking walks around the city!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Arushi Sharda

Research Assistant Volunteer

I can speak 5 languages, I love to cook different types of food, I love to read!

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cassandra Hendrix, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Digs rock climbing, scuba diving, and long hikes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Iris Menu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

enjoys cooking, listening music and walking both around the city and in nature

Clinical PhD Student

Ellyn Kennelly

Clinical PhD Student

Loves painting, exploring new places, and being in nature.

Senior Project Coordinator

Sarah Bennett

Senior Project Coordinator

Loves hiking and experimenting in the kitchen; Percussionist

Data Analyst

Tanya Bhatia

Data Analyst

loves hiking, trying new cuisines, making playlists

Research Associate

Madison Forde

Research Associate

lover of coffee, dogs, music, and travel

Research Associate

Matthew Perez

Research Associate

I have two lovely sister cats named Penny and Whiskey

Research Associate

Thomas Dylan Castro Ovalle

Research Associate

I am learning how to play the Ukulele, and I love Vincent Van Gogh.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Laila Gad

Research Assistant Volunteer

Bookstagrammer, true crime lover

Research Assistant Volunteer

Dani Bengoa

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love to read, travel, and eat good food

Research Assistant Volunteer

Anushka Gupta

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love going to dog cafes in the city! I like to read by the pier.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Emma Veron

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love reading Tarot and I speak English, French, Chinese and ASL!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Christine Lee

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love Trader Joes lime tortilla chips, going for walks to the pier at night, and I carry around a lucky star with me!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Dhruvi Patel

Research Assistant Volunteer

I have been playing tennis since I was seven years old & I played varsity tennis in high school. I am also a certified EMT!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Lauren Thomas

Research Assistant Volunteer

1. I danced competitively for 12 years. 2. I love eating applesauce. 3. I am the oldest of four kids.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Natalia Morato

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to cook and sing, especially at the same time!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Ashley Kim

Research Assistant Volunteer

Ashley loves fashion, drawing, and matcha lattes!

Research Assistant Volunteer

Emily Kozadinos

Research Assistant Volunteer

I have a cat named Lola, I lifeguard on a beach in the summer, and I love to cook!

Research Assistant Volunteer

William Jang

Research Assistant Volunteer

I've recently gotten into coffee-making and have bought a hand grinder as well as dark-chocolate and dried berries infused coffee beans.

Research Assistant Volunteer

Ivana Arzic

Research Assistant Volunteer

I have a rescue pittie named Milo. He is my whole world. I like to bake, sing, and go to comedy shows!

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, MS-III, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine -Harlem
Rebecka Craig, University of California Berkley
Sophia Neuenfelts, Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Bryan Turman, Chicago Medical School

NYU

Melissa Renee Clark
Tristan Donaldson, Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital
Integra Feliciano
Ava Palopoli
, Clinical Psychology PhD Student at the University of Michigan
Madeline Nelkin, MSW student at Yeshiva University
Tessa Vatalaro, LMSW, Program Manager for CAMS at NYU
Autumn Austin, PhD Student, Drexel University
Brooke Kohn, PhD Student, University of Maryland
Nils Kjos, Medical Student, NYUSOM
Kaelyn Kohlasch, Clinical Research Associate, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Amber Boots, PhD Student, Amsterdam UMC (Rooij Lab)
Zeenya Patel, Program Manager at iMentor
Abigail Manoylo, Undergraduate Student, NYU
Noah Cha, Clinical Research Assistant, Hospital for Special Surgery
Arjun Kotwal, Medical Student
Carly Lenniger, PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh (Forbes Lab)
Caroline Roarty, Undergraduate Student, NYU
Claudia Espinoza-Heredia, PhD Student, Columbia (Amso Lab)
Ericka Barroso, Program Administrator, Columbia University
Kate Caforio, Undergraduate Student, Case Western Reverve University
Katie Kim, RN, Pursuing DNP at Columbia University
Bon June Koo, Paraprofessional
Kenneth Vuong, Research Technician, Weill Cornell Medicine
Stephanie Mendes, NYU Biology and Psychology, Undergraduate Student
Mahima Golani, MS, Research Assistant, NYU
Megan Norr, Neuropsychology Extern, UCSF
Sydney Sharp, MD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Nicki Jariwala
Liza Goodwin
Janice Zhao​

Andrew Kim
Michael Guerrero-Calderon
Sarah Mugal
Susell Contreras
Valerie Martinez

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