Our Team

Meet the members of the Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory! 

Faculty/Research Scientists

Aarthi Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Scientific Research Director

Aarthi Padmanabhan, Ph.D.

Scientific Research Director  

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a minor in Communication Design; and received my PhD in Cognitive Psychology with a Cognitive Neuroscience concentration from the University of Pittsburgh. I am specifically interested in the late childhood/adolescent period as the brain systems that underlie social motivation undergo considerable reorganization during this time. My hope is that understanding the progression of the disorder over development will allow us to identify key periods of plasticity that may inform intervention and therapeutic practices in the future.

Kaustubh Supekar, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Kaustubh Supekar, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Biography forthcoming. 

Dan Abrams, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dan Abrams, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

My primary research goal is to understand the neurobiological foundations of speech and language impairments. Specifically, I am interested in how the perception and neural coding of speech impact communication and language deficits in children, with a focus on children with autism spectrum disorders and reading disabilities. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and my Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University under the guidance of Professor Nina Kraus.

Weidong Cai, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Weidong Cai, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

My research combines sophisticated computational methods, advanced functional neuroimaging techniques, and experimental work to understand how cognitive control networks are organized, how dynamic control process is implemented, how these functional circuits are developed, and how these brain systems are disturbed in psychiatric and neurological disorders characterized by cognitive control deficits. I am also interested in developing neuroimaging-based biomarkers for psychiatric and neurological disorders and prediction models for clinical symptoms using systems neuroscience approach and machine learning algorithms.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Hyesang Chang, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Hyesang Chang

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Biography forthcoming. 

Yuan Zhang, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Yuan Zhang

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming. 

Ayda Ghahremani, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Ayda Ghahremani

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming.

Lang Chen, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Lang Chen

Post Doctoral Fellow

My broad scientific research aims to understand how the dynamic neurocognitive networks in human brain support memory, learning and knowledge representations in multi-domains by combining both computational modeling and neuroimaging approaches. My current projects at Stanford focus on developing computational frameworks to account for both behavioral and neuroimaging evidence on how children learn pivotal cognitive skills, including language, math and social concepts, and how the representations, processes and even structures in the neurocognitive networks change during the learning and development.

Flora Schwartz, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Flora Schwartz

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming.

Percy Mistry, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Percy Mistry

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming.

Anup Das, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Anup Das

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming.

Rui Yuan, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow 

Rui Yuan

Post Doctoral Fellow

Biography forthcoming.

Staff

M.P. Bo

Lab & Recruitment Manager 

M.P. Bo

Lab & Recruitment Manager 

Biography forthcoming. 

Maddie Snyder

Research Assistant 

Maddie Snyder

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Jeremy Rudoler

Research Assistant 

Jeremy Rudoler

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Julia Kang

Research Assistant  

Julia Kang

Research Assistant 

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Education. During my undergraduate career, I worked as a research assistant in various labs within the psychology and social welfare departments, including Dr. Silvia Bunge’s Building Blocks of Cognition lab. My research interests include learning and cognition, developmental, neural and clinical disorders, and hope to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology where I can keep exploring the brain and behavior using neuropsychological assessments and brain imaging. At the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Lab, I am exploring the relationship between cognitive and brain processes such as learning and memory. I’m particularly working with children with math difficulties and autism. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dog, exploring the Bay Area and spending time with family and friends.

Kate Duberg

Research Assistant 

Kate Duberg

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Dawlat El-Said

Research Assistant 

Dawlat El-Said

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Christopher Hamblin

Research Assistant 

Christopher Hamblin

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Shelby Karraker 

Research Assistant 

Shelby Karraker

Research Assistant 

Biography forthcoming. 

Carlo de los Angeles

Data Analyst

Carlo de los Angeles

Data Analyst 

Biography forthcoming. 

Alumni

Post Doctoral Fellows

Sarit Ashkenazi, PhD

Naama Barnea-Goraly, PhD

Soohyun Cho, PhD

Sonia Crottaz-Herbette, PhD

Christa-Lynn Donovan, PhD

Amy Garrett, PhD

Michael Greicius, MD, MPH

Michael Haberecht, MD, PhD

Anna Lembke, MD

Judith Piggott, PhD

Susan Rivera, PhD

Elena Rykhlevskaia, PhD

Leanne Tamm, PhD

Tony Yang, MD, PhD

Dietsje Jolles, PhD

Ting Ting Chang, PhD

Arron Metcalfe, PhD

Christian Battista, PhD

Jalil Taghia, PhD Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, PhD Lucina Uddin, PhD
Marie Schaer, PhD MD Tanya Evans, PhD Tianwen Chen, PhD
Teresa Iuculano, PhD Shaozheng Qin, PhD  

Graduate Students

Anjali Bhatara

Catie Chang

Ting-Ting Chang

Matt Davis-Ratner

Sridhar Devarajan

Nirav Kamdar

Valorie Salimpoor

Symeon Mengkai Shieh

Gauarav Srivastava

Jessica Tsang

   

Research Assistants

Robert Anagnoson

Jose Anguiano

Maria Barth

Kevin Holmes

Katherine Keller

Amirah Khouzam

Leeza Kondos

Meghan Meyer

Sangeetha Santhanam

Katherine (Katie) Cheng Jennifer Richardson Charles Lynch

Caitlin Tenison

Emily Escovar

Anna Gorn Swigart

Emma Adair

Sarah Wu

Christina Young

Holly Wakeman

Sandhya Prathap

Sarah-Nicole Bostan

Paola Odriozola

Sally (Se Ri) Bae

Shivani Kaushal

Amanda Baker

Rachel Rehert

Yeo Bi (YB) Choi
John Kochalka Samantha Mitsven Jonathan Nicholas
Zachary Nadell    

Collaborators

Jonathan Berger, MFA, DMA

Chris Chafe, PhD

Mark Eckert, PhD

Stephan Eliez, MD

Carl Feinstein, MD

Lynn Fuchs, PhD

David C. Geary, PhD

Gary Glover, PhD

Michael Greicius, MD, MPH

Booil Jo, PhD

Jennifer Keller, PhD

Daniel Levitin, PhD

David Lyons, PhD

Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Allan Reiss, MD

Alan Schatzberg, MD

Daniel Schwartz, PhD

Victor Carrion, MD
Ruth O'Hara, PhD Joachim Hallmayer, MD Jennifer McNab, PhD
Jin Lee, PhD Antonio Hardan, MD Stacie Warren, PhD