Lab hike (pre-ice cream), summer 2022. Ana, Lyn, Ward, Riley, Sue, Juan Luis, Barry, Andrew, & Kat.

We are committed to building an inclusive environment that allows all of our personnel to get the training they need to explore the scientific questions they are interested in. We are always on the look out for talented trainees! Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply! Email Andrew for more information.

Lab Personnel

Sukriti Gupta (twitter)
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, UCLA
Undergrad: Behavioral Neuroscience, UBC, Vancouver

Riley Kendall
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, UCLA
Undergrad: BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chapman University
MS Computational & Data Science, Chapman University

Ana Garcia
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, UCLA (beginning Fall ’23)
Undergrad: B.A. Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Audrey Goman
Research technician

Carolyn Cueto
Summer undergraduate researcher
Home university: California State University, San Bernadino

Syon Mansur
Undergraduate research assistant

Angel Lok
Undergraduate research assistant

Flory Abzun
Undergraduate research assistant

Andrew Wikenheiser
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA
email || faculty website || personal website || google scholar



Ward D. Pettibone (NSIDP Graduate Student, UCLA; Co-mentored with Dr. Gina Poe)

Zeena M. G. Rivera (NSIDP Graduate Student, UCLA; Co-mentored with Dr. Alicia Izquierdo)


Lab Affiliates

Dr. Katrina Schrode, Ph.D. (Machine learning consultant; Charles Drew University)


Lab Alumni

Ana Garcia (UCLA SOMA Fellow, summer 2022)
Barry Nguyen (BRI-SURE undergraduate researcher, summer 2022)
Lauren Mueller, Ph.D. (Visiting graduate student from NIDA IRP Summer 2019; Postdoc, 2021)
Marissa Garcia (Post-bacc; Currently: Graduate Student, Department of Neuroscience, UCSD)
Noah Carey (Undergraduate Research Assistant; Currently: Med student, University of Michigan)
Linh Vo (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Desmond Anderson (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Jenny Chen (Summer undergraduate researcher)
Xunyi Gao (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Kexin Yang (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Xiaoyang Chi (Undergraduate Research Assistant)