Research Assistants

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Iya Hanik, B.S., B.A.


Iya is a full-time research assistant in the CAN lab. She graduated from Temple University with a double major in Neuroscience (B.S.) and Psychology (B.A.) in 2019. She has previously worked on decision making with a focus on impulsivity along with substances of abuse’s effect on white matter tracts. Her interests include the neural mechanisms of addictive behaviors and clinical intervention methods.

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Audrey Edelman

Audrey Edelman is a full-time Postgraduate Associate for both Dr. Hedy Kober’s Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab and Dr. Jutta Joormann’s Affect Regulation & Cognition Lab. Audrey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Simmons University in 2019 and joined the CAN Lab in spring of 2021. She primarily works on coordinating an NIH-funded fMRI study which investigates the impact of maternal depression history on child emotion regulation. Her main research interests include child emotion regulation, risk factors for internalizing disorders, and psychopathology in the family context. Audrey hopes to go on to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology to continue studying these topics.

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Daniel Wang, B.A.


Daniel is a full-time research assistant in the CAN lab. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Cognitive Science in 2019. He has primary research experience utilizing sparse coding neural networks to up-sample computational fluid dynamics simulations, and he has research experience with qualitative psychology research studying how narrative identity is formed in adolescents and is influenced by socio-contextual factors. His interests include understanding the neural mechanisms behind addictive behaviors, emotional regulation, and development of clinical treatments.

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Kaiqi Zhang, M.A.


Kaiqi is a full-time research assistant in the CAN lab. He graduated from New York University (B.A.) with a major in Psychology and a minor in Music, and Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A.) with a major in Clinical Psychology and a concentration in Neuropsychology. His research interests center around the neuro mechanism of stress and its effect on daily functioning such as craving and emotional regulation. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and composing classical music, playing tennis, making coffee and tea, and reading random news/articles.