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Deanna Greene

Title: Principal Investigator | Email: dgreene@wustl.edu

I grew up in Hermosa Beach, CA and attended college at UCSD. I went to UCLA for graduate school in Psychology, where I studied cognitive neuroscience with Eran Zaidel, Marco Iacoboni, and Mirella Dapretto. I then moved away from CA for a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis with Brad Schlaggar and Kevin Black. The neuroimaging community at Wash U is fantastic, so I decided to stick around. I am now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. I love studying the brain, how it changes over development, and what goes awry in neurodevelopmental disorders. When I am not doing research, I enjoy spending time with my family, eating good food, and watching basketball.

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Soyoung Kim

Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

I received my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology at University of Nottingham, UK. During my PhD, I studied motor learning using brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques. I joined the Greene Lab as a Postdoc to study a developmental motor disorder, Tourette syndrome. I am currently working on the NewTics project with Dr. Greene and Dr. Black. We study young children with recent-onset tics using various neuroimaging techniques to find the neural markers that may predict tics prognosis. When I'm not in lab, you can find me in the bowling alley. My goal this year is to get an average over 200.

Emily Bihun

Title: Clinical Research Coordinator

I grew up in Clayton, Missouri, blocks from Forest Park, with ample opportunity to explore its amazing museums and bounteous gardens. I graduated from Clayton High School and studied psychology as an undergrad at UW-Madison. Several years and a lot of real-world experience later, I attended UM-SL to obtain a graduate degree in counseling. At Washington University, I am a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Greene and Black Labs. I am especially interested in movement disorders, somatic awareness approaches, and maximizing quality of life for people of all ages. Outside of work, I am thoroughly entertained by my three kids and their crested gecko, Mordecai.

Carolina D'Andrea

Title: Clinical Research Assistant

I was born in São Paulo, Brasil and lived in many places growing up including Cologne, Germany; Pittsburgh, PA; and St. Louis, MO. I speak Portuguese and English fluently, and am proficient in German and Spanish. I graduated in May 2019 from Washington University in St. Louis with a dual degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and German. I have previous research experience in a clinical psychiatry lab at WashU and joined the Greene Lab to further explore my interests before applying to graduate school. In my free time, I enjoy running, volunteering and brunching.

Nancy Yang

Title: Clinical Research Assistant

I grew up in Katy, Texas and received my BA in Cognitive Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. As an undergrad, I did research in cognitive control and aging, focusing on commission errors in prospective memory. I am also interested in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders and love working with children. I plan to apply to medical school and pursue psychiatry in the future. Outside of the lab, I love eating (all) desserts and finding dogs to pet.

Kristen Scheidter

Title: Clinical Research Assistant

I grew up in O’Fallon, Missouri and graduated in 2017 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a BA in Psychology, minor in social work, and certificates in neuroscience and trauma studies. As a student, I had the opportunity to assist in two labs at UMSL, and through this discovered my interest in research and brain imaging methodologies. I have experience in the mental health and social service fields, and in 2019 came to Washington University to work in the Dosenbach lab as a Clinical Research Assistant. I have the honor of working together with our study participants, running the MRI scanner, and supporting lab and research functions. Outside of lab I enjoy singing, playing around on my guitar, and community.

Ry Miller

Title: Neuro Imaging Tech | Email: rylandm@wustl.edu

I was born and raised in Berkeley, California. I received a B.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Oregon. Now I work as a research technician for the Dosenbach and Greene labs, where I work on a variety of software projects. Outside of work I enjoy running, cooking, and playing board games.

Other Trainees

Ashley Nielsen

Title: Graduate Student

I was born and grew up in Austin, Texas. I received my bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and am currently working toward a PhD in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. I work with Dr. Greene to study the development of brain networks in Tourette syndrome. My research is focused on characterizing typical and atypical developmental trajectories in the brain with machine learning. When not in the lab, I enjoy reading sci-fi novels, training for my next race, and devising new rules for the Greene Lab Bachelor/Bachelorette Fantasy League.

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Ben Seitzman

Title: Graduate Student

I grew up in Peoria, Illinois after my family moved there when I was 5 years old. I attended Indiana University, obtaining B.S. degrees in Neuroscience and Mathematics. After, I progressed to Washington University in St. Louis for a Neuroscience Ph.D. I perform research in the laboratory of Steven E. Petersen, studying individual differences in brain network organization and how they relate to behavior and genetics. In my free time, I volunteer for a non-profit organization (Camp Rainbow) serving children with cancer and blood-related diseases, travel, read crazy fan theories about Game of Thrones, and try to eat as much St. Louis BBQ as possible.

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Olivia Rose

Title: Graduate Student

I graduated summa cum laude with my B.S. from Florida State University, where I fell in love with neuroimaging research, programming, and computational modeling. I conducted my honors thesis with Dr. Wen Li, examining neural correlates of Tourette syndrome in cortical oscillations. I am now a graduate student in the neuroscience program here at Washington University, working with Dr. Greene and Dr. Kevin Black. My research interests include utilizing machine learning and computational models to better understand the etiology of movement disorders. Outside of lab, I love to box, practice yoga, and play with my dog, Rusty.

Andrew Van

Title: Research Technician

I am originally from Plano, Texas and came to St. Louis to work as a research technician in the Dosenbach and Greene Labs. I design software and write code for a variety of ongoing projects in both labs using mainly MATLAB, Python, C++, and Shell Scripts. I graduated from Texas A&M University Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering specializing in bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. My main research interests are in Machine Learning, Neuroimaging, and Neuroengineering. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading books, playing around with electronics, and playing Grand Strategy video games.

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Jackie Hampton

Title: Clinical Research Assistant

I grew up an hour and a half south of St. Louis near Farmington and have lived in Missouri my whole life. I studied cell and molecular biology at Missouri State University and graduated in 2014. I am the clinical research study assistant for the Dosenbach and Greene Labs. I work directly with recruiting, screening, scheduling, and enrolling study participants. I also run the MRI scanner, administer cognitive and behavioral assessments and analyze imaging and behavioral data for ongoing research studies. My favorite part of my job is meeting and working with our amazing research participants who let us study their brains. In my free time, I love exploring local restaurants, seeing my favorite bands play live, and rescuing and fostering homeless dogs.

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