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Student RAs Taylor Spadory's picture Taylor Spadory

Taylor Spadory is a junior in Pierson College majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. She has previously contributed to research projects involving neuroanatomy and development. Her current research interests include neural mechanisms behind disordered and addictive behaviors.

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Student RAs Priyanka Jain's picture Priyanka Jain

Priyanka Jain is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles college currently studying History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is currently a pre-med student, who would like to eventually go into fields of neuroscience or psychiatry. Priyanka also works as a spin-instructor at Payne Whitney Gym, and works at the HAVEN Clinic on the weekends. 

Student RAs Doyoung Jeong's picture Doyoung Jeong

Doyoung is a sophomore in Pierson College majoring in Neuroscience and English as a pre-med. Her research interests include craving regulation, brain mechanism, and adolescents. She loves playing the viola, drinking coffee, working out, and talking about her cat.

Student RAs Maya John's picture Maya John

Maya John is a sophomore in Silliman college and a major in psychology. Her current research interests include emotion regulation, particularly using mindfulness and meditation to manage stress and anxiety. 

Student RAs Sarah Kammourh's picture Sarah Kammourh

Sarah is a rising junior in Saybrook College majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology on the pre-med track. She has previously contributed to research projects which aimed to improve adherence rates for opioid antagonists in younger populations. Her current research interests include finding sustainable/ effective long-term interventions for opioid users as well as cocaine users. In her free time, she loves reading, hiking, and painting.

Student RAs Jennifer Okolo's picture Jennifer Okolo

Jennifer is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in Cognitive Science on the pre-med track. She has previously contributed to research involving spinal cord injuries and neural regeneration. Her current research interests include craving regulation, substance use disorder interventions, mindfulness, and emotional regulation. 

Student RAs Astra Toyip's picture Astra Toyip

Astra is a senior in Benjamin Franklin college majoring in Neuroscience on the pre-med track. She has previously contributed to research involving reward prediction errors in substance use disorders as well as the role of mindfulness interventions. Currently, she is working on her senior thesis project with the CAN lab looking at the neural correlates of wins and losses in individuals with substance use or gambling disorders.
Outside of the lab she enjoys dancing with Yaledancers and serves on the board of Black Pre Health at Yale.