Tamar Green, MD
Dr. Green earned her MD at Ben Gurion University and her training as a child psychiatrist at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Stanford University. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and the Principal Investigator at Brain Imaging, Development, Genetics Lab (BRIDGE). Dr. Green holds NIH-funded awards, is a Francis S. Collins Scholar, and holds the Stephen Bechtel Endowed Faculty Scholarship. Her research focuses on human genetic models of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her laboratory is interested in Rasopathies, a group of syndromes caused by genetic mutations in Ras/MAPK, including Noonan syndrome and Neurofibromatosis 1. A primary objective of these studies is to uncover neural correlations between Ras/MAPK signaling and deficits in attention, memory, and social skills.
Yaffa Serur, MD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Yaffa was born in Mexico City, where she finished medical school. Her research focused on neurogenetic syndromes as models for understanding behavior and psychiatric disorders. Currently, she is doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the lab. She has many projects, and she is responsible for observing assessments, doing MRIs, and the medical aspects of the research in the lab.
Hamed Honari, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow
Hamed received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. With his background in application of artificial intelligence, statistical signal processing, statistical learning and passion in software prototyping, he is interested in methodology development and application of AI in neuroimaging, computational neuroscience, and interdisciplinary research. Before joining BRIDGE lab at Stanford, he was a Data Scientist at World Bank Group in Washington, DC where he used his background and research skills leveraging AI for innovative solutions and showcase effectiveness of technology-driven solutions in real-world contexts through design thinking research and PoV prototyping, including Computer Vision, Generative AI, and NLP. During his PhD, he worked on introducing new approaches for assessing time-varying functional brain connectivity. Currently, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, his interests are focused on use of data driven techniques and machine learning for neuroimaging in particular for assessing functional connectivity.
Mira Raman, PhD - Imaging Analyst
Mira's career has centered around neuroimaging with a primary emphasis on structural MRI. She has been with the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research, on and off since 2008. Currently, her work is focused in The BRIDGE Lab, on structural, functional, and DTI imaging studies of children and adolescents with RASopathies.
Chloe McGhee, BS - Clinical Research Coordinator
Chloe graduated from Northwestern University with a major in Neuroscience. Currently, she is a clinical research coordinator associate for the Bridge Lab. In the lab, she administers cognitive assessments, performs MRI scans, analyzes imaging data, and writes behavioral reports about the participant for families. Outside of the lab, she loves to play soccer, run, and go on hikes all across California.
Lital Schwartz, BS - Research Assistant
Lital is a clinical nutritionist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and an RD certificate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Lital is a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate with a myriad of responsibilities including recruiting study participants, coordinating study visits, managing social media, etc.
Mohamed Elhassan (he/him/his), is an undergraduate student currently attending Stanford University! He was born in Khartoum, Sudan but moved to the US at a pretty young age where he now resides in Laurel, Maryland. He is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant at the BRIDGE Lab under the guidance of Dr. Green and the rest of the amazing team. He looks forward to meeting everyone!
Kurstyn Morley, MEd
Kurstyn (she/her/ella) is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium. She is a research assistant conducting assessments at BRIDGE. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, and going to stand-up comedy shows. She is looking forward to the chance to meet you and your family in the lab or over Zoom!
Aaina (she/her/hers) is a Neuroscience and Biotechnology student at Santa Clara University. She joined the BRIDGE lab in the Summer of 2023, where she is an intern involved with neuroimaging and brain + behavioral research with an incredible team. Outside work, she loves exploring the California coast and trying new pasta dishes.
Grace (she/her/hers) is an undergraduate student attending Stanford University. Currently, she is a research assistant at BRIDGE Lab, focusing on quantitative data analysis. She’s interested in the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and their impacts. Outside of the lab, she can be found checking out local coffee shops and reading!
Manish Saggar, PhD
Dr. Manish Saggar is an Assistant Professor in Computational Neuropsychiatry at Stanford University and currently directs the Brain Dynamics Lab. The overarching goal of his lab is to develop computational methods that could allow for anchoring psychiatric diagnosis into biological features (e.g., neural circuits, spatiotemporal neurodynamics). Dr. Saggar received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and later received postdoctoral training in Psychiatry from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Jennifer A McNab, PhD
Dr. McNab is an MRI Physicist focused on the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast mechanisms and acquisition strategies that yield new and/or improved images of the in vivo human brain. Over the past decade, she has developed numerous MRI acquisition methods, with her primary contributions being in the field of diffusion MRI. Dr. McNab has extensive experience with the most cutting-edge MRI technology, including the world's strongest human-MRI gradients (300 mT/m), highly-parallelized phased-array RF coils (64-channels), and ultra-high magnetic field (7T).
Emily S Finn, PhD
Emily is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Yale and her postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health. Before that, she received a B.A. in linguistics, also from Yale. Emily’s work is focused on individual variability in brain activity and behavior, especially as it relates to appraisal of ambiguous information under naturalistic conditions. When not science-ing, she can often be found doing something outdoors, playing guitar (poorly), or summoning the motivation to exercise.
David A Stevenson, PhD
David A. Stevenson, MD is a physician board certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of New Mexico and completed his medical genetics residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Stevenson is the program director for the Combined Pediatric-Medical Genetics Residency Program and the Medical Genetics Residency Program at Stanford. He is a section editor for "Genetics in Medicine", and a member of the ACMG Board of Directors. As a clinician, Dr. Stevenson has particular interests in disorders of the Ras/MAPK pathway which includes neurofibromatosis type 1, Noonan syndrome, CFC syndrome, and Costello syndrome.
Jennifer Bruno, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Bruno is a translational researcher at the interface of developmental cognitive neuropsychology and neurobiology. Her research aims to understand the basis of typical and atypical brain development. An overarching goal of her work is to understand when, how, and why individuals with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders fall off the trajectory of typical brain development. She works in close collaboration with computational researchers and clinicians, serving as a bridge to translate cutting-edge science to solve problems of great clinical need such as improving early diagnosis and identifying meaningful subtypes to facilitate personalized interventions. To address these aims, her work combines information from genetics, brain imaging, and deep behavioral phenotyping using computational methods to understand complex, multidimensional phenotypes.
Monica Siqueiros Sanchez, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Monica (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral researcher at the lab. She is a psychologist by training but dove into neuroscience during her Ph.D. Her main interests are how the brain develops and what makes our minds unique. You will most likely meet her during your visit to the MRI scanner, perhaps even also during some cognitive assessments. When she is not analyzing data or writing papers you may find her enjoying nature, spending time with her family, or devouring the latest bestseller (or a bag of Takis Fuego)! She looks forward to meeting you and your family in person at Stanford!
Bhavana Rai, BS
Bhavana (she/her/hers) is a research assistant at the BRIDGE Lab. You might meet her when you visit us at Stanford for the MRI scan and assessments. She enjoys working with the kids and families who participate in BRIDGE studies and furthering our understanding of the brain and behavior through analyzing the data we collect. In her free time, she likes driving down to Santa Cruz and taking her dog to the beach or cozying up with a good book at a seaside café.
Tammy Tiger, BS, MBA
Tammy is a research assistant at BRIDGE and a clinical nutritionist. You would usually talk to her even before you come to the lab to participate in the study, and most of her work is “behind the scenes”, but her favorite part is finally meeting you in person when you come to Stanford for your MRI and your assessments. When she's not at the lab she's usually spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking (but not baking!), and organizing the next family trip.
Alyssa Garr, BA
Alyssa is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at the PGSP Stanford PsyD Consortium. She helps to conduct assessments with BRIDGE! Alyssa and her dog (Miso!) love to hike, swim, and play at the park. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Undergraduate Student in Data Science at UC Berkeley
Mustafa Fattah, BS
Masters Student in Bioengineering at Stanford University
Paige Naylor, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at Medical College of Wisconsin
Sarah Joelson, BA
PsyD Candidate at PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium
Sharon Bade Shrestha, BA
Research Data Analyst