Thanksgiving Dinner ’19 – We’re almost all looking at the camera… From left to right: Linh, Kexin, Xiaoyang, Andrew, Marissa, Noah, Ward, and Sukriti.

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. Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply! We are always on the look out for talented trainees! Email Andrew for more information.

Lab Personnel

Sukriti Gupta (twitter)
Currently: Post-baccalaureate Researcher (Behavioral Neuroscience ’19, UBC Vancouver)
Beginning Fall, 2021: Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, UCLA

Riley Kendall
BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ’20; MS Computational & Data Science ’21; Chapman University
Beginning Fall, 2021:
 Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, UCLA

Marissa Garcia
Currently: Post-baccalaureate Researcher (Psychology with minor in Biology ’18, CSU Northridge)
Beginning Fall, 2021: Graduate Student, Department of Neuroscience, UCSD

Noah Carey
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Neuroscience ’21, UCLA)

Linh Vo
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Biology ’23, UCLA)

Desmond Anderson
Undergraduate RA (UCLA)

Andrew Wikenheiser
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA
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Lauren Mueller, M.S. (Visiting graduate student from NIDA IRP; Summer 2019)

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

Jenny Chen (Summer undergraduate researcher, Berkley)

Xunyi Gao (Undergraduate RA; Psychology & Statistics ’21)

Kexin Yang (Undergraduate RA; Cognitive Science ’20)

Xiaoyang Chi (Undergraduate RA; Cognitive Science & Mathematics ’21)