Samuel Carpenter, B.S.
I am a RA in the Fair lab, where my current projects are focused on functional connectivity of the aging adolescent & mature adult brain in ADHD and typically developing populations. I use MatLab, FSL, FreeSurfer, Fidle & Caret, to analyze the functional and structural images in my research. I graduated from Penn State, where I studied General Science with a focus on medical imaging. I'm currently taking prerequisites for my future application to nursing school.
I manage Dr. Fair’s schedule and attempt to ensure he is able to get to the right place at the right time. I am also the coordinator for OHSU's Fellowship for Diversity in Research. Currently I am attempting to combine my interests in public health, mental health, and racial disparities in health outcomes into a degree or two and (eventually) a career in STEM. I am a Portland native and when I’m not at work I’m probably playing with my kids, running, writing young adult novels, tweeting, or checking out black and minority-owned restaurants around Portland.
Olivia Doyle, B.A.
I am a Research Assistant in the Fair lab. I work primarily on the Autism study doing data management and performing neuropsychological testing. I also operating MRI scans for multiple studies; working with children with ASD, ADHD,and infants. My research interests include, executive functioning in typical and atypical children, DIT imaging and gender differences in ASD. I got my B.A.in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Lewis and Clark College and I hope to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. When I am not at work I am usually hanging out with my cat, bouldering or making pasta.
Eric Earl, B.S.
I am a Senior Research Assistant in the Fair Neuroimaging Lab. I lead the computing team with the goals of developing new software to simplify image processing and analysis as well as supporting the wide variety of software already in use. I am also a co-developer of the Framewise Integrated Real-time MRI Monitoring software (FIRMM) at http://firmm.io/ and https://www.nitrc.org/projects/firmm. I completed my BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Portland in 2006 and studied Computer Science, Statistics, and Systems Science at Portland State University from 2009 to 2016. I developed my love for research in two different OHSU departments (Biomedical Engineering 2006-2009 and the Advanced Imaging Research Center 2009-2012) prior to settling down in the Fair Lab in April of 2013.
Jeff Eriksen, Ph.D.
I am a Senior Research Associate in the Fair lab where my main aim is to add high-density (256 channel) EEG source localization methods to the lab's research methodologies. I hold BS degrees in Biology (molecular/neuro focus) and Engineering & Applied Science (CS/EE focus), and a PhD in Engineering Science (BioinformationSystems), all from Caltech. Current projects include improving 1) the forwardmodelling of the EEG with finite element methods and 2) inverse source localization methods with physiological constraints in order to provide the high resolution necessary for detailed brain network analysis and allow better integration of BOLD and EEG methodologies. Outside of the lab I enjoy choral singing, amateur astronomy, researching my family genealogy, and the occasional day hike.
Alina Goncharova, B.S.email@example.com
I joined the Fair Neuroimaging team as an RA in 2016. My role focuses on using resting state functional connectivity MRI (rs-fMRI) to study a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. We bridge bench research and medical intervention by using rodent models. We complement that data with a variety of techniques including immunofluorescence, microbiome, opto-fMRI, and proteomics.
I completed my B.S. at Portland State University where I discovered my curiosity and energy for research in the labs. Prior to working in research I was a Cardiovascular Technician for 7 years. I am currently working towards graduate school and plan to use my inpatient and research experience as a foundation to becoming a well-rounded scientist.
Kristin Hinton, M Ed.
I primarily work on the Fair Lab's Autism study administering neuropsychological and cognitive assessments to children. In addition, I assist in curriculum design and program development for our outreach and education program. I completed my Masters in Education Research and a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts, Media, and Learning, from the University of Newcastle in Australia. After years of teaching music in a therapeutic setting for children with differing levels of ASD, I decided to combine my love of education, music, and psychology into a research agenda. My research focused on the potential utility of a music program for mainstream school environments to specifically engage and equip ASD children through increasing their social, emotional and behavioral functioning based on the principles of neurological music therapy and music therapy.
Rachel Klein, B.A.
I joined the Fair Lab as a Research Assistant in early 2016. Since then, I've worked on a variety of data processing and analysis software projects for use in our lab and the wider community. I learned web and software development through the Code Oregon program after getting my B.A. inClassical Languages (i.e. Ancient Greek and Latin - which are more similar to programming languages than you might think!). I love being able to contribute in my own way to the amazing research happening here. My hobbies include cooking, bouldering, weight training, and reading.
Beth Hoover Langhorst, Ph.D.
I am a Senior Research Associate and licensed Psychologist in the Fair Lab. I do cognitive and neuropsychological testing as well as specialized testing for the diagnosis of autism (ADOS-2) with children. I also do assessment for a CSLU study following infants and toddlers who are siblings of children with autism. Previously I worked on a study of expressive and receptive prosody in children with a diagnosis of autism and/or developmental language disorder. I completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at Purdue University (Developmental emphasis), a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Developmental Psychology at Wayne State University, and a clinical re-specialization at Pacific University.
Dakota Ortega, B.S.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a research assistant in the Fair Lab. My current project is working with infants in data processing and analysis as well as assist in a variety of smaller roles, such as image processing and fMRI operations. I completed a BS in psychology at Portland State and currently pursuing a second BS in computer science at the University of Oregon. The Fair Lab has given me an amazing opportunity to grow as a researcher and complement the fields I most enjoy!
Samantha Papadakis, B.S.
I am a PhD student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU. I study neurodevelopment in non-human primates that model component behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD. Children with ASD and ADHD often report difficulties with processing sensory information. To investigate this comorbid condition, I use fMRI and resting-state functional connectivity MRI(rs-fcMRI) to examine how connections in sensory brain networks, such as the auditory system, are affected during development in this model. I received my bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College in 2015. As an undergraduate, I worked in Dr. Leslie Kwakye's lab studying multisensory integration using electroencephalography (EEG). Outside of the lab, I enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's state parks.
Anders Perrone, B.S.email@example.com
I joined the Fair lab in 2016 as a Research Assistant on the computing team. My primary role in the lab is to develop and automate image processing and analysis. I am also a system administrator and provide general IT support. I graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics and am now a Masters student in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering program here at OHSU. I am interested in studying how Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can be used to quantitatively diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders from fMRI images. Outside of work you can find me playing pick-up soccer all over Portland or enjoying live music.
Darrick Sturgeon, B.S.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a research assistant in the Fair Lab. While a great deal of MRI processing technologyhas been designed and refined for human adults, it is my role to adapt these technologies to work for other populations such as newborns or macaques, where challenges can arise in surface reconstruction. I also assist in updating and maintaining a lab-wide database for connecting the data we've gathered on behavioral and imaging fronts. I completed a Bachelor's of Science in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Oregon in 2013, and am currently pursuing my Masters in the natural language processing program here at OHSU. On my vacations, I like to ride motorcycles in other countries!
Kiryl Shada, M.S.
I am a research assistant in the Fair lab. My current research projects include 1) Finding differences in executive functioning for children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 2) Investigating the relationship between ADHD symptoms and language/communication for children with and without ASD. My duties include completing cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, as well as specialized testing for the diagnosis of ASD. I completed my M.S. in Clinical Psychology Pacific University in 2013. I am currently completing my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Pacific University. After completion of my doctoral degree I plan to pursue specially training in pediatric neuropsychology with an emphasis on complex medical populations and neurodevelopmental disorders.
I started as a research assistant in the Fair Neuroimaging Lab in the fall of 2016. My current projects include the high fat diet study on non-human primates and the ADHD longitudinal study with human participants. I hold a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Occidental College. During the summer of 2014 while I was an undergraduate, I was a student intern in the Fair lab. When I am not in lab, I like to explore national parks with my best friends.