Adamson Lab Alumni

Researchers, Collaborators, Volunteers & Interns.

Research Staff

Ms. Srija Seenivasan graduated in 2019 with a BA in Plan II (Hons.) and a BSA in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Srija began a journey of self discovery through work and travel, realizing her passion for science and research, in particular neuroscience and psychiatry. She wants to follow Dr. Adamson's footsteps and study neuroscience in graduate school. Her areas of interest include the application of neuromodulation and neurotechnologies,  women and those with intersectional identities. 

Dr. Angela Phillips was a postdoctoral fellow with Stanford Psychiatry and VA, Palo Alto. She earned her BA from the University of North Carolina in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Social Work in Mental Health Practice, and PhD from the University of Washington. Her clinical and research interests surround mental health treatments and outcomes, and neuromodulation techniques such as non-invasive brain stimulation for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.  She continues her work as a private psychotherapist.

Ms. Harlene Grewal is an experienced neuroscience research professional with a passion for mindfulness and mission to serve well-being. Her future goals include pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience so that she may one day inform policy on education and healthcare. Her mission is to quantify the well-being experience and help introduce a new standard of care for family-medicine. She believes the best part of the Adamson Lab are staff members and participants; they  inspire and move her towards action.

Volunteer Research Assistants

Julian Martinez, originally from Mexico City and moved to the United States to pursue higher education. He graduated from UC Santa Clara with a B.A. in Intensive Psychology. During which he worked at the developmental lab of Professor Maureen Callanan. Julian joined the Adamson Lab in February of 2020 as a Research Assistant. He will be attending Palo Alto University to pursue his PhD. in Clinical Psychology in 2021. He's interested in neuropsychology and non-invasive procedures to treat psychiatric conditions.

Summer Interns

Summer 2021

Samreena Siddiqui  class of 2022 at Foothill High School, is intrigued by all things neuroscience. Her passion is is the interplay between cognition and behavior. Her future goal is to work in clinical neuroscience research. Samreena hopes to further investigate the workings of the brain and its connection to human physiology. Outside of academics, she is an avid tennis and guitar player!

Wondering what kind of volunteers the Adamson Lab is interested in hearing from? Read the background and interests of prior Summer interns and what motivated them to apply to the program

Ikshu Pandey is a freshman intending to double major in Neuroscience and Materials Science & Engineering on the pre-med track at Johns Hopkins University. Outside of the classroom, she loves conducting biomedical research and can likely be found either in the lab, or excitedly talking about her work to her friends. In her free time, she loves surfing, learning how to play the guitar, and watching basketball!

Summer 2020

Siddhi Shah was a rising junior at Rutgers University, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In the past, Siddhi has been involved in wet-lab research and is eager to explore clinical neuroscience research through the polytrauma system of care. Last summer, she worked with Dr. Phillips to investigate biological markers and brain connectivity as predictors of response for rTMS therapy in TBI patients.

We want to hear from you! The world needs more scientists to solve complex problems. We are committed to supporting the next generation of researchers. Contact us and tell us about your passion for science. We'd love to have you join the Adamson Lab in the summer of 2022.  

Anthony Liu was a rising senior at Saratoga High School. He spent over 200 hours volunteering at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Primarily being mentored by Joshua Abella in the Cardiology Department and Russell Sanchez in the Pathology Department. Last summer, Anthony workinged with Dr. Coetzee on a study exploring the effect of TMS on executive function using WebNeuro.

Summer 2019

Nathan Palamuttam was one of the interns last summer. He was a rising junior attending Bellarmine College Preparatory. He became a volunteer as he was interested in our virtual reality (VR) study, which found a correlation between VR and reduced heart rate and anxiety. Last summer, he worked with Dr. Greenlaugh to research the effects of virtual reality on health and well being!

Elika Eshghi was studying Neuroscience and on the pre-med track at Boston College. She joined the lab as a summer research intern in June 2019 as she was interested in studying the different brain stimulation treatments and therapies for polytrauma and brain injury. She worked on a literature review paper investigating virtual reality rehabilitation in patients with polytrauma.

Hannah Del Barrio was a junior at James Logan High School when she joined the lab in February 2021. Hannah was excited to collaborate with fellow interns and colleagues, and learn as much as possible. She is fascinated by medical neuroscience and wanted to get involved in our research on COVID-19's and its impact on mental health and the development of neurodegenerative diseases.