Lara Foland attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001 where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology. She acquired EEG training in a private Neurofeedback clinic following graduation and later structural and functional MRI training at Stanford University. Currently she is a graduate student in the UCLA Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program for Neuroscience and is under the direct mentoring support of Paul Thompson, Ph.D. at the Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI) and Lori Altshuler, M.D. at the Mood Disorders Research Program (MDRP).
Lara’s research aims at detecting the abnormalities in fronto-limbic emotion regulatory networks in bipolared patients, and whether these functional differences are correlated with differences in brain structure.