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  • Ruiyao Cai

    Ruiyao Cai

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

    BioRuiyao Marika Cai was born in China and raised in Italy. She earned her B.S. in Biotechnology and M.S. in Biotechnology in Medicine at the University of Milano-Bicocca, in Milan, Italy. At the same university she conducted her Master thesis research elucidating aspects of stroke pathophysiology. In particular, she performed her research in the laboratory of Neurobiology held by Prof. Carlo Ferrarese, with a short period of 4 months as visiting student in the laboratory of Cerebral Ischemia of the University of Oxford held by the Prof. Alastair Buchan.
    In 2015, Marika moved to Munich, Germany to join the laboratory of Acute Brain Injury held by Dr. Ali Ertuerk at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU). At the same time she enrolled into the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences which belonged to the LMU. During her doctoral studies Marika developed new tissue clearing technologies to render entire organisms transparent for high resolution 3D imaging, with the aim of studying the effect of brain injuries at whole-body scale.
    Currently, she is working as postdoctoral scholar in the lab. of Prof. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, here at Stanford University. Her projects focus on studying the phenomena of neuroplasticity that occur in the adult brain.

  • Alexandra Carstensen

    Alexandra Carstensen

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

    BioI completed my PhD in psychology at UC Berkeley and postdoctoral research at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and am currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Mike Frank in the Language and Cognition Lab at Stanford University. I'm interested broadly in how humans abstract away from the sensory information they receive about the world to create, structure, and communicate higher-level representations. To better understand these processes, my research explores the nature of category systems across languages: how these semantic structures vary, evolve, and influence thought. In a complementary line of work, I examine the role of language and culture in children's developing conceptualizations of space and relations.

  • Rajpreet Chahal

    Rajpreet Chahal

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

    BioRaj received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Designated Emphasis in Translational Research from the University of California, Davis in 2019, where she was a TL1 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Research Training Scholar and supported by the UC Davis School of Medicine and the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. In her graduate work, Raj assessed how inter-individual differences in key developmental aspects of adolescence (i.e., puberty, psychopathology, and the brain) inform one another to contribute to our understanding of heterogeneous risk mechanisms and opportunities for targeted interventions. Specifically, Raj characterized associations between pubertal timing, structural and functional network properties in the brain, and internalizing symptoms. Raj also examined topographical signatures in white matter tracts as they reflect the history of depressive symptoms in adolescent girls, and patterns of functional connectivity, revealed by neural biotyping, as they forecast future internalizing symptoms in at-risk adolescents. As a post-doctoral researcher in the SNAP lab, Raj is extending her work by studying the effects of early life stress on the development of large-scale structural and functional brain circuits to understand when and in whom neurobiological alterations arise and confer risk for depression and suicidal ideation. The goal of this research is to guide person-centered approaches to detect vulnerability for, and predict the course of depression.

  • Tanmoy Chattopadhyay

    Tanmoy Chattopadhyay

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. X-ray astronomical instrumentation - Scintillators, Si-Photomultipliers, CZTs, X-ray CCDs, X-ray Hybrid CMOS detectors
    2. Hard X-ray polarimetry and associated instrumentation
    3. AstroSat CZT Imager - polarimetry of pulsars, black hole XRBs, Gamma Ray Bursts
    4. X-ray lobster optic - Schmidt type