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Eric Kan

Data Systems Manager

Eric Kan is a 10+ year veteran of the lab. He joined the DCNL in 2002 as a lab assistant aiding in various aspects of MR image analysis. Over time, he has grown that position to a data systems administrator. Today, he is responsible for building, planning, and maintaining the DCNL computer

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Max Orozco

Staff Research Associate

Max Orozco studied Psychology and Biology at the University of San Francisco. His work history includes working with children in the juvenile justice system and research positions at UCSF and UCLA.

Kirsten Lynch

Staff Research Associate Education

Brown University in Providence, RI.,

BS – Neuroscience

Kirsten is currently a graduate student at USC.

Suzanne M. Houston, MA

Student Profile

Suzanne Houston Vitae

Tatevik Abaryan, Ph.D.

Clinical Consultant

Kristina Uban, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Education

Under Graduate School: Arizona State University, Psychology Graduate School: CU Denver, Clinical Psychology MA, University of British Columbia, Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Position Title: PhD, Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Honors: Member of FASD Communities; 2013 recipient of the “Best Dissertation of the Year” by International Society of Developmental Psychobiology; 2011 recipient

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Florence Roussotte, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow


Megan Herting, Ph.D.

Previously a post doctoral fellow at DCNL, Dr. Herting is currently an assistant professor of preventive medicine at USC. Megan has a strong background in structural MRI, task-based and resting-state functional MRI, as well as diffusion tensor imaging. She applies these techniques to furthering our understanding of adolescent brain development. Megan’s PhD research examined how genetic-risk

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Prapti Gautam, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

I completed my PhD at the Australian National University under the direction of Prof. Kaarin Anstey and Dr. Nicolas Cherbuin, where my research focused primarily on examining how brain variability as measured through structural MRI is related to cognitive aging in mid-life and old-age in epidemiological samples. During my Postdoctoral Training, under

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John Colby, M.D., Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow, UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program


Dr. John Colby is currently completing his medical residency training in Hawaii.




Focusing on problems at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine.

Dissertation research involves several components: 1) The development of novel diffusion MRI analysis methodologies for investigating white matter connections

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