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Basic Life Science Research Associate, Psych/Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences
Bio Dr. Bruno is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in human brain development. The overarching goal of her research is to inform and advance clinical care and heath policy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Clinical Research Assistant, Psych/Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences
Bio Soujanya has a M.S. in Child Development from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Psychology from University of Washington Seattle. Her master’s thesis study is on cognitive development and adaptive outcomes in children with Autism. Soujanya’s experience working with children and adolescents ranges from administering neurodevelopmental assessments to implementing interventions in both research and clinical settings. She joined the Early Childhood School Age Brain Development Study team in July 2014.
Researcher, Psych/Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences
Bio Dr. Liu has over 10 years educational and research experience in Biomedical imaging and is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference papers. Her Ph.D. and early postdoctoral trainings were focused on the development of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and its application to breast cancer detection, including both human and small animal models. Dr. Liu’s current research focus on the following projects: development of neurofeedback-based intervention paradigms to enhance cognitive functions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); investigation of neuroimaging as a biomarker for children with ASD anf PTSD; development of functional NIRS as a stand alone technique and in combination with functional MRI for cognitive studies; development of hyperscan technique to study neural mechanisms for social cognition.