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  • Jennifer Bruno

    Jennifer Bruno

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bruno is a translational researcher at the interface of developmental cognitive neuropsychology and neurobiology. Her research is aimed at understanding the neural basis of intellectual and developmental disorders with goals of improving early diagnosis using biomarkers and designing and testing targeted interventions. Current research projects include longitudinal investigations of neurobiological and behavioral outcomes in Fragile X Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Bruno is also developing adaptable non-constraining functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) paradigms to assess neural system habituation in individuals with fragile X and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Working towards the goal of informing the design of targeted treatments while providing important outcome and progress metrics, Dr. Bruno's research includes infant developmental studies to uncover early objective biomarkers and assess longitudinal trajectories of aberrant functional and structural brain development.

  • Lu Chen

    Lu Chen

    Professor of Neurosurgery and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests What distinguishes us humans from other animals is our ability to undergo complex behavior. The synapses are the structural connection between neurons that mediates the communication between neurons, which underlies our various cognitive function. My research program aims to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie synapse function during behavior in the developing and mature brain, and how synapse function is altered during mental retardation.

  • Soujanya Gade

    Soujanya Gade

    Clinical Rsch Coord 1, Psych/Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences

    Bio Soujanya has a M.S. in Child Development from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Psychology from University of Washington Seattle. Her master’s thesis study is on cognitive development and adaptive outcomes in children with Autism. Soujanya’s experience working with children and adolescents ranges from administering neurodevelopmental assessments to implementing interventions in both research and clinical settings. She joined the Early Childhood School Age Brain Development Study team in July 2014.

  • Tamar Green

    Tamar Green

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I was trained as a child psychiatrist at the Nes-Ziyyona - Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, affiliated to Tel Aviv University in Israel. As a clinician I have had extensive opportunities to work with children with a range of mental disorders. In parallel to my clinical work I joined the Behavioral Neurogenetics Clinic at Sheba Medical Center, Israel and began conducting neurogenetics research with specific focus on velocardiofacial syndrome and Williams syndrome. My clinical background has fostered my interest in research questions that have immediate relevance to improving the quality of life of children who suffer from psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. In September 2012, I joined the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University working under the mentorship of Dr. Allan Reiss. In my current research, I am studying the brain structure and function of girls who suffer from Turner syndrome. My main research focuses on attention and executive function (a cognitive domain underlying the ability to plan, organize and maintain attention) deficits in Turner Syndrome and other neurogenetic syndromes.

  • Scott S. Hall, Ph.D., BCBA-D

    Scott S. Hall, Ph.D., BCBA-D

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary area of scholarly and clinical interest is the pathogenesis of problem behaviors shown by individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), particularly those with neurogenetic forms of IDD, such as fragile X syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. My work aims to both advance understanding of these disorders and to identify effective new treatment approaches for pediatric and adult patient populations by state-of-the-art methodologies, such as brain imaging, eye tracking and functional analysis to determine how environmental and biological factors affect the development of aberrant behaviors in these syndromes. The end goal of my research is to create patient-specific methods for treating the symptoms of these disorders.

  • Hadi Hosseini, Ph.D.

    Hadi Hosseini, Ph.D.

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

    Bio Hadi Hosseini is a computational/cognitive neuroscientist investigating large-scale structural and functional brain networks in various neuropsychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging, graph theoretical and multivariate pattern analyses techniques. He is also developing novel NIRS-based neurofeedback interventions for enhancing executive functions. Dr. Hosseini has been co-teaching the Neuroimaging Research Methods (Psyc250) at Stanford since 2012.

  • Booil Jo

    Booil Jo

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Latent Variable Modeling, Causal Inference, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Missing Data Analysis, Mixture and Growth Mixture Modeling, Prevention Science Methodology.