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Team Members

Principal Investigator

Moriah Thomason, PhD

Principal Investigator

dog lover, foodie, closet crafter

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cassandra Hendrix, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Digs rock climbing, scuba diving, and long thru hikes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lanxin Ji, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

dog lover, travel lover

Project Manager

Melissa Renee Clark, MA

Project Manager

Melissa has been to all 7 continents and has been in a hot air balloon crash.

Research Associate

Ava Palopoli

Research Associate

fond of nature, poetry, and all creatures great and small

Research Associate

Integra Feliciano, MS

Research Associate

loves to travel, snack enthusiast, loves music

Research Associate

Madison Forde

Research Associate

lover of coffee, dogs, music, and travel

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

Angela Yang

Research Assistant Volunteer

Loves to cook, loves to eat, amateur translator

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

Research Assistant Volunteer

Brooke Bennett

Research Assistant Volunteer

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

Research Assistant Professor

Clare McCormack, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Lover of live music, hiking, and wild swimming

Postdoctoral Fellow

Denise Werchan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undefeated at Scrabble, former artistic swimmer, tug boat lover

Clinical PhD Student

Ellyn Kennelly

Clinical PhD Student

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

Data Analyst

Mark Duffy

Data Analyst

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

Data Analyst

Tanya Bhatia

Data Analyst

loves hiking, trying new cuisines, making playlists

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 Assistant

Kaelyn Kohlasch

Research Assistant

College athlete, love to travel, Yankees fan

Research Assistant Volunteer

Amber Arif

Research Assistant Volunteer

loves sunsets, baking, & reading

Research Assistant Volunteer

Dani Bengoa

Research Assistant Volunteer

I love to read, travel, and eat good food

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!

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bryan Yoon, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Loves exploring new places. Ice cream lover.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Iris Menu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Program Coordinator

Maya Ruiz

Program Coordinator

Maya has acted in a few commercials. I am a Singer. I love watching Reality TV.

Data Analyst

Amyn Majbri

Data Analyst

really good at recognizing flags

Research Associate

Bradley Susskind

Research Associate

Coffee lover and can juggle with his hands and feet!

Research Associate

Leslie Gaines

Research Associate

I love hiking, baking, and traveling.

Research Associate

Sarwat Siddiqui

Research Associate

trivia nut, foodie

Research Assistant Volunteer

Laila Gad

Research Assistant Volunteer

Bookstagrammer, true crime lover

Research Assistant Volunteer

Tristan Donaldson

Research Assistant Volunteer

Research Assistant Volunteer

Emily Lu

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love drawing, reading, and travelling!

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

Emily Ratzker

Research Assistant Volunteer

Love to bake bread and watch hockey

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

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

Nicki Jariwala
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, Program Administrator, Columbia University
Janice Zhao
Kate Caforio
Katie Kim
Bon June Koo, Paraprofessional
Kenneth Vuong, Research Technician, Weill Cornell Medicine
Stephanie Mendes
Liza Goodwin
Mahima Golani
Megan Norr, Neuropsychology Extern, UCSF
Michael Guerrero-Calderon
Sarah Mugal
Susell Contreras
Sydney Sharp
Valerie Martinez

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