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Blanca Hernandez

Research Assistant

Lawrence Wong

Research Associate

Lawrence graduated from UCLA with a bachelor in psychology. There, he volunteered in multiple research laboratories involving children with autism, at risk youths, and adults with schizophrenia. He has then worked at the Greater Los Angeles Veteran Affairs Hospital as a research associate and conducted neuropsychological assessments to adults with mild cognitive

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Trinh T. Luu, MA

Project Coordinator

Trinh Luu is the project coordinator for the DCNL laboratory. She has a background in psychology and behavioral neuroscience and 10 years of experience in academic research. Before joining the team, Trinh worked as the study coordinator in addictions research at the VA hospital and as a neuropsychological tester in a schizophrenia research

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Alexy F. Andrade

Staff Research Associate

While at UC San Diego I worked with several laboratories in the departments of Cognitive Science and Anthropology. My research in the department of Cognitive Science focused on auditory mirror neuron activation, while in the department of Anthropology I assisted on primate studies tracking the evolution of the human brain. In the

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Mei Hoong

Program Manager

An accomplished research administrator with over 9 years of experience in contract and grant management, financial management, and program operations; I joined Dr. Elizabeth Sowell and her team at CHLA in August 2011. I am excited to be part of an amazing team investigating childhood and adolescent brain development. In my spare time,

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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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Tatevik Abaryan, Ph.D.

Clinical Consultant