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  • Alfredo M. Valencia

    Alfredo M. Valencia

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioFreddy Valencia is a Stanford Science Fellow and Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. Informed by human genetics and by combining biochemical, structural biology, and functional genomics investigative techniques, his work aims to uncover the molecular basis of human disorders and disease. His current research at Stanford University aims to investigate and characterize chromatin regulatory processes in human brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Sarina Volari

    Sarina Volari

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearcher on hypnotically-induced near-death experiences

  • Masataka Wada

    Masataka Wada

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioDr. Masataka (he/him/his) is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and holds a PhD in neuroscience.

    His clinical and research interests center on psychiatric disorders in treatment-resistant conditions. To address these challenges, Dr. Masataka is engaged in exploring electrophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuromodulation techniques, including repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). He spearheaded a significant Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) that involved 180 patients with treatment-resistant depression, aiming to develop an innovative rTMS-based treatment. His efforts have led to him receiving awards at international conferences on three occasions for his significant contributions.

    Dr. Masataka's scholarly work includes publications on the electrophysiological characteristics of psychiatric disorders and the effects of neuromodulation on clinical symptoms and neuroimaging features. Additionally, he has been the recipient of two scholarships and three grants, further highlighting his contributions to the field.

  • Xue Zhang

    Xue Zhang

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioDr. Zhang received her PhD degree in 2019 in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University School of Medicine. She was a Visiting Student Researcher in the Radiology Department at Stanford in 2017-2018. Her PhD research involved methods development for dynamic fMRI and concurrent fPET-fMRI and its application in identifying neuroimaging markers for depression vulnerability. As a postdoc in Williams PanLab, Dr. Zhang’s research interest lies at the intersection of neuroimaging and computation, and their translation in addressing clinical questions in psychiatry. Currently, Dr. Zhang is interested in how the acute experience under ketamin, MDMA, and psilocybin modulates brain activity changes under resting-state and task-evoked states and its relevance to their therapeutic effect.

  • Jiayuan Zhao

    Jiayuan Zhao

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioDr. Jiayuan(Lyrid) Zhao is a clinical psychologist and a postdoctoral scholar for the Stanford Neurodiversity Project.