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  • Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics

    BioMehrnoosh Tahani currently holds a Banting fellowship (sponsored by the government of Canada) hosted at Stanford University and a KIPAC fellowship. She was a research associate (Covington fellow) with the National Research Council Canada at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory from Sep 2019 to Sep 2022. She received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Calgary.

    Her research interests include magnetic fields, molecular clouds, star formation, Faraday rotation, dust polarization, interstellar medium, radio astronomy, magnetohydrodynamic simulations, the 3D shape of magnetic fields of star-forming clouds, and novel techniques for probing interstellar magnetic fields. She is involved in international collaborations such as BISTRO, CCAT-prime, JCMT-transients, and POSSUM.

    Mehrnoosh has held teaching positions as a sessional instructor, guest lecturer, and graduate teaching assistant, and has received teaching awards. Her current service roles include co-organizing the Open Cultural Astronomy Forum seminars (

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  • Armin Thomas

    Armin Thomas

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology

    BioI am a Ram and Vijay Shriram Data Science Fellow at Stanford Data Science, where I work with Russ Poldrack. My research is located at the intersection of machine learning, neuroscience, and psychology. I am interested in using machine learning techniques to better understand neuroimaging data and human cognitive processes. In my past work, I have explored the cognitive processes underlying simple economic choices and developed computational frameworks that utilize deep learning methods to analyze whole-brain functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging data.

    Prior to coming to Stanford, I obtained a PhD in machine learning from Technische Universität Berlin, as well as a MSc in cognitive neuroscience and a BSc in psychology from Freie Universität Berlin. I was also active as a mentor for the Max Planck School of Cognition, and as a researcher for the California Institute of Technology and Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

  • Ann Thresher

    Ann Thresher

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Philosophy

    BioAnn C Thresher is an applied ethicist working as part of the new school for sustainability at Stanford University. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, working in the philosophy of science and environmental-ethics, and has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Sydney, one in Philosophy and one in Physics. She was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Applied Ethics at UC San Diego, and a 2022 Heinrich Hertz fellow at the University of Bonn.

    Her work focuses on emerging environmental technologies and, in particular, what risks we’re warranted in taking to solve environmental crises. As part of this, she works extensively with scientists and policy-makers to help identify and solve the ethics questions that arise out of their work. Current projects include papers on gene-drives, modelling, moratoriums, geo-engineering, and our obligations to future generations. She is also interested in the philosophy of space science and expansion and is currently working on the ethical problems of telescope siting as part of the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope's HPC working group.

  • Jonathan Tidor

    Jonathan Tidor

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Mathematics

    BioJonathan Tidor is a Stanford Science Fellow in the Department of Mathematics. His faculty host is Jacob Fox. Previously he received his PhD from MIT, advised by Yufei Zhao.

  • Tammy Tran

    Tammy Tran

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology

    BioTammy earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on examining the neural mechanisms underlying memory encoding in young adults and how these processes may change in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Tammy’s work leverages virtual navigation to explore how memory and spatial navigation are intertwined.

    As part of the Stanford Aging and Memory study, she investigates how structural changes are related to biofluid and imaging biomarkers of disease. Tammy is funded by both an NIA F32 and an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to promote Diversity.