Faculty & Staff


Beatriz Luna, PhD
Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics


Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Finnegan Calabro, PhD
Research Instructor, Staff Scientist

Graduate Students

Brenden Tervo-Clemmens
Neurodevelopment of Externalizing Psychopathology; Psychiatric Comordbidity; Risk for Substance Use

Orma Ravindranath
Influences of emotion on cognitive abilities; development of systems of emotion and cognitive control through adolescence; effect of puberty and hormonal changes on brain development

Ana Almeida Rojo
CNUP Predoctoral Fellow – Rotation Student

Maria Perica
Neural mechanisms underlying cognitive development through adolescence

Research Staff

Nathan Rockcastle
Research Project Coordinator

Jennifer Fedor
Research Specialist

Laurie Thompson
Research Specialist

Julia Lekht
Research Specialist

Will Foran
Data Coordinator/Analyst
Anna Nelson
Assistant to the director


Bart Larsen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at
The Psychiatric And Developmental Imaging Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania
David Montez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the
Dosenbach Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine
Kevin Seelaus
Michelle Mathew
Vishnu “Deepu” Murty, PhD
Scott Marek, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
Kirsten O’Hearn
Daniel Simmonds, MD, PhD
Longitudinal development of brain structure/function and behavior
Melanie Wilds
Lab Manager
Michael Hallquist, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Penn State University
Rajpreet Chahal
Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis
Aarthi Padmanabhan
Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory
Kai Hwang
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley
David Paulsen, PhD
Data Scientist at Prosper
Sarah Ordaz, PhD
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University
Chuck Geier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Melissa Resutko
Support/On-Boarding Analyst at Pacsoft
Andrew Lynn
Graduate Student Researcher at Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University
Emily Mente
Administrative Assistant, Winchester Thurston
Jessica Graves
Research Specialist
Catherine Wright, LSW
School-Based Brief Mobile Therapist at Wesley Spectrum Services
Katerina Velanova, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Science Writer
Natalie Nawarawong
Neuroscience Doctoral Program Graduate Student, Medical College of Wisconsin
Suzy Scherf, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State
Krista Garver
Digital Content Manager, Co-Founder Realize Content
Laryssa Richards
Med School
Ran Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University
Theresa Teslovich Woo, PhD
Clinical Research Fellow, Washington DC VA Medical Center
Trinity Urban
Product Manager for Precision Imaging Metrics at Massachusetts General Hospital
Miya Asato, MD
Program Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh