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The Lab Skydive! Yes we all jumped!


Sydney Ash

Head Lab Director

- Manage lab directors and assist in any part of their roles they may need help with
- Coordinate advertising for participants
- Ensure proper integration of new members into the lab
- Send a bi-weekly newsletter with upcoming events and general information/updates
- Budgeting and Funding/Fundraise
- Assist Membership Director with Interviews and mid semester check ins
- Be a mentor and respond to inquiries and concerns from lab members
- Manage Social Media


Athenia Ibragimov

Lab Director-Research Advisor

- Coordinate and manage introductory orientations (ERP)
- Coordinate mid semester check ins
- Ensuring members properly cite research (ensure CITI training is complete and ResearchGate account is set up)
- Assist with responding to inquiries about programs used, such as Testable, Endnote, Qualtrics
- Help lab members with scholarships and applications
- Assist with participant recruitment
- Be a mentor and respond to inquiries and concerns from lab members

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Alexa Alvarez

Research Assistant



Matthew Pardillo

Research Assistant


Daisha Santiago

Lab Investigator

Examining issues of frontal contributions via neuromodulation. 


Claudia Sierzputowski

Research Assistant

TMS and tACS with Satiation. EEG and cravings. 


Lexie Lawson

Graduate Research Assistant

Runs the Red Panda research as well as investigations on Freewill and the brain.


Abigail Straus

Research Assistant

Leads menstruation investigation team. Investigates third-person perspective.

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Gabriel Duran

Research Assistant

The Cortical Correlates of Art and Music


Maria Ferrol

Lab Director-Project Manager

Participant scheduling
Managing calendly
Creating timelines and deadlines for studies
Ensure project progression
Weekly progress check-ins
Making sure people stick with the decided project’s timeline
Listen to project ideas and answer any project questions
All directors:
Assist with participant recruitment
Be a mentor and respond to inquiries and concerns from lab members


Alejandro Gili

Lab Director-Project Instructor

- Answer inquiries regarding IRB process or IACUC
- Introduce projects to members and assign them based off their interest
- Find conferences in and out of state
- Maintain Shared Drive organized and updated
- Answer inquiries about programs used, such as Testable, Endnote or Qualtrics
- Instruct members about TMS and EEG and the goal of the lab: “How and why the self evolved in the human brain”
- Assist Membership Director with Interviews, mid semester check ins and participant recruitment
- Be a mentor and respond to inquiries and concerns from lab members


Nathira Ahmad

Former Lab Coordinator

Researches racial biasing and brain methods in racial free imaging. Self-deception and TMS are employed

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Qiana Archer

Research Assistant

Braiding and Racism, Social Media and the Brain


Adrianna LaVarco

Graduate Research Assistant

rTPJ, Gibbons and ToM, Red Panda stress response, Contaigous Yawning


Anthony Minervini

Graduate Research Assistant

rTPJ, Gibbons, mirror self-recognition


Samantha Zorns

Research Assistant

Examine racial bias and implicit bias in cognition. 


Molly Skowdon

Graduate Research Assistant

TMS and Learning

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab at Sense to Synapse. Here are some of the local High School students that work in the lab along with graduate and undergraduate students.

Former Lab Members

Many graduates are PhDs, MDs and the like. Many are currently pursuing their degrees. Others are in clinical positions, academic endeavors or in the private sector. If you need to get in touch with any former students, email the lab. With over a hundred students, it is impossible to keep the website updated with current emails.

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