Faculty & Senior Research Staff
Xu Cui, PhD
Dr. Cui uses brain imaging technologies (fMRI and NIRS) to study how live brain works and to interpret the brain signal using machine learning methods. He received his PhD in Baylor College of Medicine and B.S. in Beijing University.
Hadi Hosseini, PhD
Hadi is a computational/cognitive neuroscientist investigating large-scale structural and functional brain networks in various neuropsychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging, graph theoretical and multivariate pattern analyses techniques. He is also working on developing novel NIRS-based neurofeedback interventions to enhance executive functions.
Booil Jo, PhD
Dr. Jo is Associate professor (biostatistics) with expertise in latent variable modeling and causal inference. Her current focus is in developing statistical methods and inferential strategies for clinical trials and intervention studies accounting for various complications such as treatment noncompliance, missing data, clustering, mediation, and longitudinal heterogeneity.
Megan Klabunde, PhD
Clinical Instructor/Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Megan Klabunde is a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical psychologist. Her research interests include interoception neurodevelopment and its influence on emotion processing, empathy and the development of psychiatric symptoms during childhood and adolescence. The examination of early life social interactions and the influence of stress on interoceptive neurodevelpment is also of interest.
Licensed Psychologist #26429 in California Board Certified Biofeedback Specialist.
Ning Liu, PhD
Dr. Liu has over 10 years educational and research experiences in Biomedical imaging and is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference papers. Her current research focus on the following projects: development of neurofeedback-based intervention paradigms to enhance cognitive functions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); investigation of neuroimaging as a biomarker for children with ASD and PTSD; development of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as a stand alone technique and in combination with functional MRI for cognitive studies; development of hyperscan technique to study neural mechanisms for social cognition.
Paul Mazaika, PhD
Associate Director, Computational Neuroimaging
Dr. Mazaika is the Associate Director for Computational Neuroimaging. After a successful career developing smart image processing algorithms for industry, he is currently applying new methods to interpret brain image data to help understand the impacts of disease on brain development and function.
Reiko Riley, MPH
Administrative and Financial Manager
Reiko is the Administrative Manager of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR). She is also a graduate of the San Jose State University Master of Public Health program, which enables her to enhance both her administrative skills with knowledge of scientific methods.
Manish Saggar, PhD
Manish is a computational neuroscientist and focuses on developing novel experimental designs and computational analyses to better understand typical and atypical brain functioning. His current research projects include - (a) finding neural correlates of creativity and its enhancement; (b) developing multi-person fMRI paradigms to assess the neural correlates of live social interaction; and (c) constructing methods to characterize and model dynamics of brain’s intrinsic activity. Manish is also part of Stanford’s d.school teaching team, where he is actively involved in teaching design thinking principles and their relation to mental health.
Post Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Researchers
Joseph Geeseman, PhD
Dr. Geeseman is a visting scholar from the US Navy where he serves as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. While in the lab, he will focus on fNIRS capability in the aerospace environment and he will support other projects investigating human-automation interaction.
Research and Administrative Staff
Vanessa Alschuler, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator Assoiate
Recent research involvement includes longitudinal neurodevelopmental studies with adolescents and teens, and sleep and physiologically based studies with adults. Previous research includes work on squirrel cognition and altruistic behaviors and the use of animal modeling to explore helping behavior and its neural circuits.
Gary Glover, PhD
Gary Glover research interests encompass the physics and mathematics of imaging with Magnetic Resonance. Presently my research is directed in part towards exploration of rapid MRI scanning methods using spiral and other non-Cartesian k-space trajectories for dynamic imaging of function.
David Spiegal, MD
Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, and Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Brian Haas, PhD
Williams Syndrome, University of Georgia
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco