neuro


VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Ely Benjamin

Ely Benjamin
Graduate Student
Email: ely.benjamin@mssm.edu

I'm a PhD student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai primarily interested in human cognitive abilities, such as social and emotional processing. My research mainly utilizes functional MRI, with a recent focus on diffusion tensor imaging and high-resolution 7T imaging. My work in the Schiller lab examines the influence of the olfactory system on social biases and judgments; specifically, how associating an unpleasant odor with someone alters brain activity and perception of their motivations, likability, morality.

Yael Grossman

Yael Grossman
Graduate Student in Neuroscience
Email: yael.grossman@mssm.edu

I am currently a graduate student in Mount Sinai School of Medicine. My interests include the different mechanisms by which an individual forms a decision (for example impulsive versus analytical decision making) and how these mechanisms may interact with one another and the environment, and be disrupted during neuropsychiatric disease.

VISITING ARTISTS

Lia Cook

Lia Cook
Volunteer, Professional Artist
Website: http://www.liacook.com/

My current practice incorporates concepts of cloth, touch, and memory. I use the detail, an intimate moment in time, often woven in oversize scale to intensify a shared emotional and sensual experience. I use a digital loom to weave images that are embedded in the structure of cloth. The digital pixel becomes a thread that when interlaced with another becomes both cloth and image at the same time. This woven image brings with it many of the sensual experiences that we associate with cloth. Child hood family snapshot and video stills are some of the raw materials that I draw on to investigate small, intimate details of the body or to capture a fleeting human expression. My practice involves research into new technologies and new ways to translate my images that make the structure visible and physically felt, attempting to create the image as physical object.

RESIDENTS IN PSYCHIATRY

Kyle Lapidus

Kyle Lapidus, MD, PhD
Resident in Psychiatry, Physician-Scientist Track
Email: kyle.lapidus@mssm.edu

I am interested in mechanisms and therapeutics of mood disorders. Particularly, I am interested in treatment-resistant depression, including pharmacological and interventional techniques.

Laili

Laili Soleimani MD, MSc,
Clinical Fellow

I have been a Resident and a Clinical Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. I am interested in the treatment modalities for Mood Disorders and Suicide. In one study on the we have been using repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) technique as means to investigate the role of Prefrontal Cortex in FAE (Fundamental Attribution Error).

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

scott berger Scott Berger
Volunteer

I am currently a junior attending Ossining High School and participating in a Science Research class. For the next two years I will be able to carry out my own experiment in the Schiller Lab and collect data to present at various competitions. I have always loved science and this is a great opportunity to do what most high school kids don't get to experience.
caroline overacker Caroline Overacker
Volunteer

I am currently a junior in the Science Research Program at my high school where I can design my own research topic with the guidance of a mentor. I am interested in what role postnatal factors (e.g. parental bonding) play in fear learning processes (e.g. fear memory reconsolidation).
Abigail Orlando

Abigail Orlando
Volunteer

I am a participant in my high school's Advanced Science Research Program, where I am able to design and implement my own experiment with the guidance of a mentor. I have a strong interest in the field of neuroscience and plan to spend the next two years in the Schiller Lab studying the role of mirror neurons in Social Psychology.

May Yuan

May Yuan
Volunteer

I am currently a senior in Great Neck South High School. I have done research for two years in school, and have experience with recruiting participants and data analysis. My interest lies in affect and social cognition—does emotion influence how we see the world around us? Currently, my project is on how disgust affects social attributions, using FAE (fundamental attribution error) as a model.

   
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