Alumni

Jennifer Forsyth, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Psychiatry at UCLA. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, with a minor in Neuroscience, in 2016. She is interested in understanding how genetic risk variants interact with brain development to yield the broad phenotype associated with schizophrenia and related disorders. After completing her clinical psychology internship at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Carrie Bearden and Giovanni Coppola, focused on leveraging functional genomics to identify convergent biological processes impacted by genetic risk for schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders, and to identify specific genes responsible for the increased risk for these disorders associated with 22q11.2 copy number variants (CNVs).

Eva Mennigen, M.D./Ph.D.

Psychiatrist and Research Fellow

Marfred M. Umanes

Medical School Student

Ariana Vajdi

Staff Imaging Analyst

Peter Bachman
Peter Bachman, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist

Sarah McEwen, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Psychologist

Caroline Montojo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Maria Jalbrzikowski, M.A.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Matt Schreiner

Neuroscience Graduate Student

Rachel Jonas, B.S.
Rachel Jonas, B.S.

Neuroscience Graduate Student

Ariel Schvarcz, M.A., B.S.
Ariel Schvarcz, M.A., B.S.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student & Clinical/Neuropsychological Extern

David Freedman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Emily Owens

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student & Clinical Assessment Extern

Laura Hansen

NF1 Study Coordinator