Dr. Fumiko Hoeft is Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of BrainLENS at UCSF. She is a psychiatrist and developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and trained at institutions including, Keio Univ (Tokyo), Harvard, Caltech and Stanford. She is interested in using machine learning algorithms, graph theoretical analysis and multimodal neuroimaging techniques to understand how the brain develops and functions, particularly in healthy children, in those with learning differences (dyslexia), socio-emotional challenges and with gifts & talents. For some of Dr. Hoeft's research interest, please see Current Research. Dr. Hoeft is also Scientific Advisor to the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) and holds positions at Yale University's Haskins Laboratory, Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), and Keio University's Department of Neuropsychiatry.
Postdoc positions available.
At BrainLENS Miro is involved in developing methods for processing MRI data, implementing processing pipelines, MRI data acquisition and maintaining IT infrastructure and website. Among his areas of professional interest belong: machine learning algorithms, fuzzy logic and applications, mathematical models, automation, and others. Outside the lab he enjoys playing the guitar, dancing, doing yoga, cooking vegan meals and supporting the open-source community.
Chelsea received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus of neuropsychology. Chelsea is interested in the biological and social correlates of neurological development. Additionally, she has a strong interest in the translation of mental health research to educational practice and public policy.
Paul received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is deeply interested in the cognitive development of learning, motivation, and creativity. He is also passionate about helping distressed individuals experiencing such things as depression and anxiety. He plans to pursue graduate studies in clinical neuropsychology with the hopes of contributing to the field both clinically and through data driven research.
Teresa received her B.A. in psychology from California State University, Hayward, her M.A. in experimental psychology from San Jose State University, and plans to pursue a Ph. D. in clinical psychology. She is interested in learning how to use neuropsychological assessments and neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain-behavior relationships in children and the geriatric population. Teresa’s long term goals include becoming a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and to someday return to the island of Guam to practice.
Nicolle is a third year PhD student at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She became interested in neuropsychology and neuroimaging as an undergraduate student. Since working at the YMCA, she has become further interested in pediatric neuropsychology, especially as it relates to learning differences. Nicolle hopes to use neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging in the future as a pediatric neuropsychologist to better understand brain-behavior relationships as well as apply evidence-based interventions while in clinical practice.
Mollie received her B.A.s in English and psychology from Mills College. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She is particularly interested in reading problems, maternal behavior variations and epigenetic affects on gene expression, and sleep.
Since graduating from Duke University in 2005, Brandi has been teaching and tutoring children and adults with learning disabilities. She is currently working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and she plans to become a pediatric neuropsychologist. Brandi’s research interests focus on neurobehavioral correlates of learning disabilities in children.
Marina received her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Davis. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She has a wide range of interests including learning more about neuroimaging and understanding more about brain-behavior relationships. In the future she hopes to become a licensed neuropsychologist and work in a hospital setting with a wide range of patients, including children.
- Emily Farris PhD
- Jessica Black PhD (Boston College, Social Work)
- Carol Dweck PhD (Stanford, Psychology)
- John Gabrieli PhD (MIT, Cognitive Neuroscience)
- Gary Glover PhD (Stanford, Radiology, EE)
- Elena Grigorenko PhD (Yale, Genetics)
- Charles Hulme PhD (UCL, Cognitive Psychology)
- Connie Juel PhD (Stanford, Education)
- Shelli Kesler PhD (Stanford, Neuropsychology)
- Heikki Lyytinen PhD (Univ of Jyväskylä, Psychology)
- Bruce McCandliss PhD (Vanderbilt, Cognitive Neuroscience)
- Ken Pugh PhD (Haskins Lab, Cognitive Psychology)
- Allan Reiss MD (Stanford, Psychiatry; Director of CIBSR)
- Jill Yochim MA CALT (Child Health Council)
- Xu Cui PhD (Stanford)
- Tony Yang MD PhD (UCSF)
- Ian Gotlib PhD (Stanford)
- Audun Dahl MA (UC Berkeley)
- Paul Thompson PhD (UCLA)
- Nim Tottenham PhD (UCLA)
- Christopher Gregg PhD (University of Utah)
- Lauri Pasch PhD (UCSF)
- Lisa Albers Prock MD MPH (Harvard)
- Hadi Hosseini(‘11 senior postdoc / scientist, Stanford)
- Rociel Martinez (‘09-‘12, grad student PGSP PsyD program)
- Mandeep Tumber (‘09-‘12, grad student PGSP PhD program)
- Alexandra Thurston (‘08-‘12, grad student PGSP PsyD program)
- Crystine Serrone MS (‘09-‘11 San Jose State University graduate student RA)
- Bun Yamagata MD PhD (‘10-‘12 Stanford Postdoc)
- Kaori Koshiishi MD PhD (‘05-‘06 Stanford Visiting Scientist)
- Candy Ho PsyD (‘05-‘08 Stanford-PGSP Graduate Student)
- Alexander Gantman PsyD (‘05-‘08 Stanford-PGSP Graduate Student)
- Lisa Sugiura PhD (‘06-‘07 Stanford Visiting Scientist)
- Nobuhisa Kobayashi MD PhD (‘06-‘07 Stanford Postdoc)
- Emily Dennis BA (‘06-‘07 Whitman College Undergraduate RA)
- Joshua Heitzmann PhD (‘06-‘09 PGSP Graduate Student)
- Nahal Zakerani PhD (‘07-‘10 PGSP Graduate Student)
- Masanori Nagamine MD PhD (‘08-‘09 Stanford Postdoc)
- Stuart Red BS (‘08-‘09 PGSP Graduate Student)
- Jessica Black PhD (‘08-‘10 Stanford Postdoc)
- Leanne Stanley MSc (‘08-‘11 PGSP Graduate Student)
- Moe Phyu Tun PhD (’09 Des Moines University Medical Student)
- Carolyn Sawyer (’10 UCSF Medical Student)
- Natalie Tamburello (‘11 Whitman College Undergraduate RA)
- Hiroko Tanaka MS (Palo Alto University)
- Kan Long BA (Boston University)
- Emily Kutner BA (Palo Alto University)
- Emily Farris PhD