Dr. Karen Parker, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator (P.I.)

Elena Itskovich, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Adam Meyers
Graduate Student

Laura Del Rosso
Laboratory Manager

Briana Hernandez
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Maggie Bruck
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daniel Bowling, Ph.D.

Kate Talbot, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Desiree Dupes
Adminstrative Associate

Robin Libove
Clinical Research Coordinator

Sierra Simmons
Research Technician

Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ozge Oztan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Olena Zyga, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauryn Cartagine
Laboratory Manager

Arielle Ramey
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Kylee Beck
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Callum Trainor
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Where are they now?

  • Sanaz Amini, MA, CCC-SLP: Private Practice Speech Language Pathologist
  • Dean Carson, PhD: Biotechnology Executive
  • Debra Karhson, PhD: Research Scientist, Stanford University
  • Jesus Madrid, PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • Kimberley Rainwater, DVM: Zoo Veterinarian
  • Valentina Sclafani, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Lincoln, UK

Former Undergraduates, Post-Baccalaureates, Coterminal Masters Students, and Research Staff

Where are they now?

  • Sean Berquist, MD: Surgical Resident, Stanford University
  • Katy Brewster, MD: Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, Columbia University
  • Kendall Coden: NIH Postbac IRTA
  • Carl Cummings, MS, MBA: Product Manager at Stripe
  • Kristen Hornbeak, MD: Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine Fellow, UCSD
  • Lisa Jackson, MA: Cognitive Psychologist, MobLab
  • Wendy Kalkus, DVM: Veterinarian in Private Practice
  • Alyssa Maness: Psychology PhD Student, UC Davis
  • Amanda Manorot: Medical Student, University of Iowa
  • Michael Mariscal: Research Assistant, Harvard University
  • Noreen Mohsin: Medical Student, University of Miami
  • Coby Moss: Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program at UC Berkeley
  • Donald Neal, MD: Dermatology Resident, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota 
  • Sophie Rose: Post-Baccalaureate, applying to graduate programs
  • Raena Sumiyoshi: MBA student, UCLA's Anderson School of Management
  • Serena (Tanaka) Tamura: Cellular Molecular Pharmacology PhD Student, UCSF
  • Ariana Tapia: Human Biology Course Associate, Stanford University
  • Mackenzie Walter: MSN Student, Johns Hopkins
  • Tara Trujillo: Medical Student, University of Colorado
  • Kaeli Yuen, MD: The Human Diagnosis Project

Lab Members at Work and Play