I-LABS Research & Institute Staff

Staff members play key roles in conducting all aspects of I-LABS’ research and in providing support for the infrastructure of the Institute.

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Research Scientists

Alexis Bosseler, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexis Bosseler is a research scientist at the Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences and research fellow at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki. She received her BA in developmental...
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Maggie Clarke

Maggie joined the I-LABS team in the winter of 2014 as a Research Scientist. She is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of the MEG system and technical development within the lab. She works with...
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Neva Corrigan, Ph.D.

Neva Corrigan is a research scientist in Dr. Patricia Kuhl’s laboratory. Neva earned a BS from Cornell University, and a MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California at Davis, with a focus...
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Dario Cvencek, Ph.D.

Dr. Cvencek is a Research Scientist working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. Before coming to the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Washington, working with Tony Greenwald. Dr. Cvencek...
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Eric Larson, Ph.D.

Dr. Larson is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Adrian KC Lee on studies of auditory attention. Before coming to the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Boston University with Dr. Kamal Sen. Dr....
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Ping Mamiya, Ph.D.

Dr. Mamiya is a research scientist working with Dr. Patricia Kuhl on how dopamine and serotonin mediates language learning through modulation of neural activity in the prefrontal cortex. She earned her Ph.D. in...
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Allison Master, Ph.D.

Dr. Master is a research scientist working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff and Dr. Sapna Cheryan. Before coming to the Institute, she earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Carol...
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Susan McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan McLaughlin is a research scientist in Dr. Adrian KC Lee’s Laboratory for Auditory Brain Sciences & Neuroengineering. She received her PhD in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington...
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Naja Ferjan Ramirez, Ph.D.

Naja Ferjan Ramirez, Ph. D., is a Research Scientist working in Dr. Patricia Kuhl's lab. Naja earned her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science...
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Rey Ramirez, Ph.D.

Rey Ramírez is a Research Scientist in the I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University with minors in Psychology and Philosophy, and received...
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Myles Reilly

Myles is a Research Scientist at the I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center. He received his B.S. from Weber State University. Before coming to I-Labs he was an Electronics Engineer at the University of Utah Magnetic Source...
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Jeff Stevenson

Jeff Stevenson is a Research Scientist, specializing in MRI. Stevenson has 15 years clinical and 10 years of research experience applying state-of-the-art imaging and analysis methods to elucidate neural development in the...
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Kambiz Tavabi, Ph.D.

Dr. Tavabi is a research scientist working with Dr. Patricia Kuhl on studies of speech and language neuroscience in infants. He earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal...
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Research Staff

Justin Abernethy

Justin obtained a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and has over seven years of subsequent research experience. Before joining the CCDL, Justin worked as the Research Coordinator of the Center for...
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Lena Console

A Research Assistant for postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, Lena Console is currently supporting a study on musical group interaction promoting the development of empathy in children. Additionally, she is an...
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Patrick Donnelly

Patrick joined the Brain Development and Education Lab in July, 2015 after participating in the I-LABS Summer Internship Program. He received his B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University, focusing on dyslexia and...
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Cary Dubinsky

Mr. Dubinsky received his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Western Governor’s University. Cary joined I-LABS in 2013 to assist with an increasing demand for desktop/sever support. Cary...
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Nicole Dunn

Mrs. Dunn is a research assistant in Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl’s lab, primarily supporting infant speech and music processing studies using brain imaging technology. Mrs. Dunn has experience working with infants and...
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Calle Fisher

Ms. Fisher earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Oregon. Since 1979, she has administered developmental tests and conducted internet research in Dr. Andrew N. Meltzoff's lab. Her area of...
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Dawn Hathaway

Ms. Hathaway received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Seattle University and previously worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She handles recruitment and scheduling of research subjects and...
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Anna Humphreys

Anna is a Research Assistant working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff and Dr. Joni Saby on infant studies, including the origins of an infant's sense of self and other. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from...
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Darby Losey

Mr. Losey received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington in Spring 2016, graduating with departmental honors in both computer science and neurobiology. His interests lie in bridging the divide...
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Craig Maddox

Mr. Maddox is a utility player in Dr. Andrew Meltzoff's lab, bringing his undergraduate training in Education, Mathematics and Physics from Western Michigan University to bear as a Research Study Assistant. Craig is...
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Joy Mendoza

Ms. Mendoza graduated from the University of Washington in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Global Health. As a research assistant for Dr. Anna Waismeyer in Dr. Andrew N. Meltzoff's lab,...
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Julia Mizrahi

Ms. Mizrahi supports studies of speech processing in infants and young children using a variety of methods including brain imaging technology. She recruits and schedules families for various research studies, as well as...
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Hannah Nursalim

Hannah Nursalim graduated from the University of Washington in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Education, Learning, and Society. She is a research assistant for Dr. Rechele Brooks and...
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Steven Pillen

Steven  ​has been working since 2015 in the ​Cognition​ and Cortical Dynamics Lab (CCDL) at I-LABS.  As a Research Technologist he has ​developed visualization software for EEG, and interfaces between...
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Denise Padden

Ms. Padden has a masters in Audiology from the UW and works in Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl's lab. Using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques such as head-turn and event-related potentials (ERPs), she investigates the...
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Douglas Strodtman

Douglas Strodtman is a research assistant in Jason Yeatman’s Brain Development & Education lab and a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Post-baccalaureate Fellow in Neuroengineering. He is using large,...
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Tiffany Waddington

Tiffany graduated with honors from the University of Washington's Speech and Hearing department. She is excited to be working with the lab while pursuing a graduate degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at CSU...
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Institute Staff

Jane Huang

Jane Huang is a Financial Analyst at I-LABS. In this role, she practices budget administration including monthly reports and financial projections, forecasts fiscal needs, and provides grant & contract analysis. Jane...
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Erica (Riki) Stevens

In her capacity as Assistant Director of the Institute, Ms. Stevens runs the day-to-day operations, works closely with the Co-Directors, facilitates the work of Institute scientists, manages the staff, and acts as liaison...
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