Amy Lin, B.A.

Neuroscience Graduate Student

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

Emily is a 4th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at UCLA and is a clinical assessor at CAPPS. She received her B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Kansas in 2012. She currently researches the impact of a cognitive training program on various areas of functioning for individuals with a thought disorder. More specifically, she uses EEG to study patterns of neural activation in response to stimuli and whether these activations change after completing cognitive training. Emily is also interested in evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals with psychotic disorders and is currently completing a clinical externship at Harbor UCLA in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry program.

Laura Hansen

NF1 Study Coordinator