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Simone Benassi – A native of Brazil, Simone earned her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the Federal University of Sao Paulo. After moving to the US, she became a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA's School of Medicine, Neurology Dept. and worked subsequently as a clinical trials researcher following her fellowship. Now she very generously volunteers her time to our lab for the purpose of furthering our goal of assisting ASD families.

Gilead Cosman – An applications programmer working under the Neurogaming Center funded by UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Wen-hsuan Chan – Postdoc in Cognitive Sciences. Processes and analyzes EEG data from typically developing and ASD participants.

Graduate Students

Irina Potapova – A student of the Joint Doctoral Program in Language & Communicative Disorders at SDSU and UCSD. Member of the National Student Speech Language Association. In the lab, uses eyetracking to measure attention during the learning of novel words in children of both typical and atypical development.


Michael Gramlich – an applications programmer from Palomar College.

Diego Gomes – A recent graduate of Neurosciences and Cognitive Science at UCSD, with the goal of pursuing graduate school abroad. In the lab, Diego is studying the effects of neurofeedback training on reducing anxiety through video games. Diego currently also works as an ABA therapist.

Ryan Spence – A recent graduate of Physiology and Neurosciences at UCSD, with the intention of attending medical school. In the lab, studies social interaction with a novel toy and a robot named CARBO (short for caretaker robot) over repeated sessions with ASD kids.

McKenna Wade – A senior in Biology at the University of San Diego and member of the Student Honors Program. In the lab, McKenna studies eyetracking–based vision therapy cerebral palsy, as well as data analysis of eyetracking in ASD.

Iscah Yau – A junior in the Psychology program at UC San Diego and secretary of Psy Chi. In the lab, Iscah works to develop objective measures to study movement in ASD. She also is training to administer diagnostic assessments in pursuit of a career in Clinical Psychology

Josh Kemp – A sophomore at CSU San Marcos, Josh assists in programming video games for use in training visual attention for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Trent Simmons – A recent graduate from the University of Denver, where he studied Psychology emphasizing in Neuroscience with a minor in Biology and Computer Science. In the lab, Trent uses MATLAB skills to create experiments that test the relationship between movement and cognitive in ASD.

Uma Talagadadivi – a UC San Diego sophomore in Physiology and Neuroscience, hoping to pursue a career in medicine. She works in the lab studying movement and cognition.

Minh Duong – a UC San Diego junior in Physiology and Neuroscience, Minh's skills in programming in VR and computer science assist RADLab in developing new technology based assessments. Minh is also using glasses–based eyetracking to study social behavior in groups.

Allison Hitchcock – a UC San Diego junior studying Psychology with a clinical emphasis and a minor in Education Studies. She is a great asset with collecting data from our ASD population and is currently working on studying social behavior in groups with the use of eyetracking.

Joshua Mandap – a recent transfer from the College of the Desert, a current junior at UC San Diego studying Microbiology. Josh is currently working on creating an assessment game that tests neuromodulation training in the ASD population, specifically related to anxiety.