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Lindsey A. Schier, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience (2011), Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 to 2017), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


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Sandrine Chometton, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Neuroscience (2015), Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Postdoctoral researcher (2016 to 2018), Université Laval, Québec, Canada


graduate students

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Ahyun Jung

Dual B.S in Biological Sciences, Business and Technology Management,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea


Elizabeth Loxterkamp

B.A.  in Neuroscience (2018),

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


T32 Predoctoral Training in Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Fellowship (2019)


Taylor Dal Bon
B.S. in Biology (2018)
Minors in Anthropology and Forensic Sciences,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Women in Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship



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Justin S. Chang

Class of 2021

B.S. in Human Biology,

B.A. in Political Science

Honors: SOAR Fellowship 

(2019-2020, Spring 2021)

Involvements: Alpha Phi Omega, 

Sigma Eta Pi, Unruh Associates,

Model United Nations,

Residential Assistant (RA) - USC Residential Education

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Jonathan Fu

Class of 2023

B.S. in Human Biology with minors in Health Care Studies and Music Production


Provost Fellowship (2020-2021), 

Milligan Fellowship  (Summer 2020)

Involvements: Alpha Phi Omega, 

USC Health Sciences Education Program

Leah Wootton

Class of 2022

B.S. in Human Biology with a minor in Business Economics

Involvements: Genomic and

Geobiology  Undergraduate

Research Experience (GGURE),

Vision for Vision, Trojan Health Volunteers


Shushanna Sargsyan, Lab Manager and Research Technician

B.S. in Neuroscience (2017), University of California, Los Angeles

Lily Kovach, USC Class of 2020

B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Dance

Honors: SURF Fellow (2018, 2019), SOAR Fellow (2019), Renaissance Scholar

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Honors: First Place Oral Talk at DORI Symposium

Current Graduate Student in Psychology-Behavioral Neuroscience (Torregrossa Lab) at University of Buffalo, NY (2020-2025)

Chaitra Subbarao, USC Class of 2020

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies

Honors: Trudy Berwin Student Support Award, Bridge Institute at USC

Current medical scribe, applying to medical school

Elizabeth Winnicki, USC Class of 2020

B.S. in Human Biology

Honors: Wattis Dumke Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowships, WiSE Research Fellowships

Martina Erdstein, USC Class of 2020

B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Narrative Studies

Honors: WiSE Research Fellowship

Currently working at a non-profit to help adults with disabilities learn and practice life skills, promoting community mobility and support

Monserrat Orozco, CSULA Class of 2020

B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Criminal Justice

Honors: USC Neuroscience Experience Undergraduate Research and Learning Program (USC-NEURAL)

Current student at a Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at Indiana University-Purdue University

Camilla Griggs, USC Class of 2019

B.S. in Human Biology with a minor in Spanish

Honors: Renaissance Scholar

Current family medicine medical assistant, prospective MD/MS student at the University of Michigan

Mary Richardson, USC Class of 2018

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Honors: Provost's Research Fellowship

Current second year medical student at USC Keck School of Medicine

Lilly Mai

Class of 2023

B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology


EverythingALS, APAMSA,

Global Medical Brigades,

USC Field Hockey, USA Jump Rope

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