MindCORE Postdocs and Graduate students are trainee affiliates at the University of Pennsylvania with emerging or established records of research on topics connected to mind and brain, and who are mentored by MindCORE faculty. To become a MindCORE Postdoc or Graduate Student affiliate, please click here.

 

Annenberg School for Communication

 

Bradley Mattan
Postdoc
Social status, inequality, health outcomes, prejudice

 

Behavioral and Decision Sciences

 

Elaina Lin
Graduate student
Prosocial behavior, decision-making, behavior and cognition, empathy

 

Bioengineering

 

Victor Acero
Graduate student
Neural networks, tissue engineering, memory, and psychedelic neuroscience

 

Jonathan Beagan
Graduate student
Synaptogenesis, neural deveopment, neuropsychiatric disease, epigenetics

 

Ari Benjamin
Graduate student
Computational neuroscience; theories of learning; visual perception

 

John Bernabei
Graduate student
Network neuroscience, epilepsy, brain-machine interfaces, neurosurgery, neuroengineering

 

Kevin Bui
Graduate student
Rehabilitation robotics, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, stroke rehabilitation, cognitive-motor interference

 

Philip Burnham
Postdoc
Intercellular communication, transcriptional regulation, extracellular matrix, infectious disease

 

Liang Chen
Graduate student
Drug delivery, imaging, neural networks

 

Bonirath Chhay
Graduate student
Medical imaging

 

Syung Hun Han
Graduate student
Microfluidics, single cell studies, immunology

 

Divya Jain
Graduate student
Injury prevention

 

Tsz Yan Lo
Graduate student
Neuroscience, Microfluidics, CRISPR

 

Yasaman Moharrer
Graduate student
Tissue engineering, mechanobiology, biofabrication

 

Patrick Mulcahey
Graduate student
Epilepsy, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, high frequency oscillations, technology, therapeutics

 

Belinda Nguyen
Graduate student
Neuroengineering (computational/experimental), neuro-related tissue engineering, traumatic brain injury

 

Christopher Olm
Graduate student
Neuroimaging, MRI, brain structure-function relationships, data processing and analysis

 

Shubhankar Patankar
Graduate student
Semantic networks

 

Amara Prato
Graduate student
Neuroimaging, neurostimulation, neuropsychiatric disease, mental illness therapies

 

Samantha Schumm
Graduate student
Traumatic brain injury; injury-induced changes in neuronal networks and circuitry

 

Nidhi Seethapathi
Postdoc
Data-driven and normative models of human and animal movement

 

Zoltan Simandi
Postdoc
Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s Disease, epigenome, 3D genome, transcriptome

 

Lasya Sreepada
Graduate student
Neuroimaging, machine learning, magnetic resonance, clinical medicine

 

Erin Teich
Postdoc
Entropy and information, self-organization, brain microstructure

 

Andrzej Wasilczuk
Graduate student
Sleep, anesthesia, neuroscience

 

Zijing Zhang
Graduate student
Cellular engineering

 

Biology

 

Justin Burdge
Graduate student
Neuroscience and genetics

 

Aloysius Low
Postdoc
Neuroscience

 

Marco Smolla
Postdoc
Cultural evolution, creative innovation, and the emergence of social norms

 

Dajia Ye
Graduate student
Social insects

 

Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

 

Jordan Taylor
Postdoc
Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind

 

Computer and Information Science

 

Ben Boehme
Graduate student
Network science, multi-omics data science, bioinformatics, causality

 

Jie Gao
Graduate student
Natural language processing

 

Rebecca Iglesias-Flores
Graduate student
Persuasive content messaging, AI in Mental Health

 

Helen Jin
Graduate student
Natural language processing, machine learning, psycholinguistics, cognition, learning

Aditya Kashyap
Graduate student
Machine learning, natural language processing

 

Simmi Mourya
Graduate student
Computer vision, deep learning, machine perception

 

Liangcheng Yu
Graduate student
Computer systems and networking

 

Computer and Information Technology

 

Ruijie Cao
Graduate student
Computer science

 

Yuling Lu
Graduate student
Natural Language Processing

 

Electrical and Systems Engineering

 

Mengdi Huang
Graduate student
Natural language processing, neuroscience

 

Genetics

 

Katherine Palozola
Postdoc
Learning and memory

 

Higher Education

 

Marcus T. Wright
Graduate student
Systemic inequality in higher education

 

Linguistics

 

June Choe
Graduate student
Psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition

 

Aini Li
Graduate student
Sociolinguistics

 

Nari Rhee
Graduate student
Phonetics

 

Jia Tian
Graduate student
Phonetics

 

Yosiane White
Graduate student
Processing of linguistic variation, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics

 

Marketing

 

Siyuan Yin
Graduate student
Behavioral economics, judgment and decision making

 

Neurology

 

Danielle Barber
Postdoc
Sex differences after perinatal brain injury – do microglia play a role?

 

Sarah Burke
Postdoc
MRI, neuroscience, neurodegeneration

 

Naz Dikecligil
Postdoc
Sensory systems, olfaction, systems neuroscience

 

Giulia Fadda
Postdoc
Neuroimmunology, neuroimaging

 

Joanna Mattis
Postdoc
Epilepsy, circuit neuroscience, optogenetics

 

Naomi Nevler
Postdoc
Speech biomarkers in Neurodegeneration

 

Claire Peterson
Postdoc
Cognitive neuroscience, Brain connectivity, applying bioinformatics to neuroscience fields and neurodegenerative diseases

 

Raj Putatunda
Postdoc
HIV-1 induced neurodegeneration, white matter injury, developmental neuroscience

 

Rachel White
Senior Research Investigator
Electrophysiology

 

Clifford Workman
Postdoc
Neurophilosophy, morality, aesthetics

 

Neuroscience

 

Ethan Blackwood
Graduate student
Network dynamics and control, information coding between neural systems, structure learning

 

Alice Catherine Dallstream
Graduate student
Decision making, depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrophysiology

 

Ana Defendini
Graduate student
Neuroscience, cognition, decision-making, mPFC, fMRI

 

Vanessa Fleites
Graduate student
Behavior neuroscience; neuroinflammation; addiction; pain

 

Evan Gallagher
Graduate student
Neuroimaging

 

Elizabeth Holly
Postdoc
Goal-directed behavior, learning, motivation, dopamine, stress (mouse models)

 

Adam Pines
Graduate student
Affect, Microstructure, Functional Networks

 

Greer Prettyman
Graduate student
Psychiatric disorders, social decision-making, effort-based decision-making, fMRI, pharmacology

 

Vanessa Sanchez
Graduate student
Neuroepigenetics, glia, development and degeneration

 

Jennifer Stiso
Research Engineer
Computational neuroscience, statistical learning

 

Stephanie Temme
Postdoc
Learning and Memory

 

Ursula Tooley
Graduate student
Early environmental impacts on functional brain network development, plasticity & learning, curiosity

 

Dave White
Graduate student
Vision, inference, statistics

 

Dale Zhou
Graduate student
Computational neuroscience, network science, computational psychiatry

 

Jared Zimmerman
Graduate student
Brain stimulation, fMRI, cognitive control

 

 

Perelman School of Medicine

 

Michael Duong
Graduate student
Biophysics and imaging of memory in neurodegeneration and health

 

Danielle Kellier
Graduate student
Cognition, neuroscience, behavior, development, learning

 

Philosophy

 

Ben Baker
Graduate student
Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, AI, neuroscience

 

Marie Barnett
Graduate student
Philosophy of social science, behavioral decision science, behavioral ethics

 

Shereen Chang
Graduate student
Philosophy of science, nonhuman animal cognition (especially avian), implications of animal cognition research

 

Kate Nicole Hoffman
Graduate student
Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, Environmental Ethics

 

Tiina Rosenqvist
Graduate student
Philosophy of Perception, Philosophy of Mind

 

Vanessa Schipani
Graduate student
Philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, public understanding of science

 

 

Psychology

 

Ada Aka
Graduate student – Departments of Psychology and Marketing
Human memory, judgments and decision making

 

Austin Boroshok
Graduate student
Neurodevelopment, puberty, psychopathology

 

Stephanie Bugden
Postdoc
Mathematical cognition, learning disability, number word learning, cognitive neuroscience

 

Monica Do
Postdoc
Language Production, Language Processing, Event Cognition

 

Ariana Familiar
Imaging Data Scientist & Technical Lead
Learning, memory, machine learning approaches for studying the brain and memory

 

Victor Gomes
Graduate student
Language acquisition, language processing, propositional thought

 

Lisheng He
Postdoc
Decision making, Learning

 

Min Kang
Graduate student
Decision making, anhedonia, neuroimaging

 

Tom Kim
Graduate student
Moderators of treatments for depression

 

Olivia Larson
Graduate student
Sleep and its contributions to neuropsychiatric illnesses

 

Zhengang Lu
Postdoc
Cognitive neuroscience

 

Vahid Mehrpour
Postdoc
Visual memory, visual motion processing, motion processing and perception, adaptation

 

Anne Park
Graduate student
Early life adversity, brain development, self-control, reward processing, emotion regulation

 

Michael Peer
Postdoc
Spatial cognition, memory

 

Lourdes Delgado Reyes
Postdoc
Brain development, cognitive development, early adversity, neuroimaging

 

Keana Richards
Graduate student
Decision-making

 

Russell Richie
Postdoc
Psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, semantic memory

 

Simone Schriger
Graduate student
Implementation science, global mental health

 

Cybelle Smith
Postdoc
Semantic memory, Working memory and attention, Contextual facilitation of semantic processing in language and vision

 

Marlie Tandoc
Graduate student
Learning and memory, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling

 

Leah Wang
Graduate student
Autism spectrum disorder, social communication and motor development, functional brain network development and learning

 

Kaitlyn Werner
Postdoc
Self-control, goal pursuit, emotion regulation

 

Lingqi Zhang
Graduate student
Computational Neuroscience, Computational Cognitive Science

 

Wanling Zou
Graduate student
Moral psychology, moral neuroscience, moral learning, neuroaesthetics, neuropsychiatry

 

Psychiatry

 

Samy Belfer
Graduate student
Behavioral therapy to treat insomnia, neurodegenerative disease

 

Wenting Mu
Postdoc
Anxiety disorders

 

Carleigh O’Brien
Postdoc
Glia, immune response in the CNS, neurodevelopment, behavior, aging, neuroimmunology

 

Brittany Rudd
Postdoc
Implementation science, community-based participatory research, implementation of EBPs in community settings, family court, juvenile justice, parenting interventions, divorce, behavioral sleep medicine

 

Jessica Shaw
Postdoc
Addiction, motivated behavior, abused substances, dopamine, catecholamines

 

 

Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics

 

Natalia Quijano Cardé
Graduate student
Addiction

 

Sonia Lombroso
Graduate student
Drug addiction, learning & memory, microglial cell identity, epigenetic regulation

 

Katherine Webb
Graduate student
Circuit level neuroadaptations involved in drug addiction