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Dr. Scott Kanoski, PhD
Principal Investigator


Assistant Professor (January 2013-Present)
Human and Evolutionary Biology Section
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Southern California


B.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996-2000) - Psychology

M.S. - Purdue University (2003-2006) - Behavioral Neuroscience

Ph.D. - Purdue University (2006-2009) - Behavioral Neuroscience (T.L. Davidson Lab)

Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania (2009-2012) - Behavioral Neuroscience (H.J. Grill Lab)






Dr. Emily Noble, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

B.A. - Hampshire College (2001) - Molecular Biology

M.S. - University of Minnesota (2010) - Nutrition

Ph.D. - University of Minnesota (2014) - Nutritional Biochemistry

NIH F32 NRSA Fellowship (NIDDK; 2017-2018)






Alyssa Cortella

Lab Manager / Technician

B.S. - California State Polytechnic University (2014) - Animal Science







Andrea Suarez

Ph.D. Candidate: Integrative and Evolutionary Biology Program
University of Southern California
(2015-present)

B.S. - University of California, Riverside (2014) - Biology

NIDDK predoctoral fellow






Clarissa Liu

Ph.D. Candidate: Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Southern California
(2015-present)

B.S. - Barnard College, Columbia University (2015) - Neuroscience and Behavior

NIDDK predoctoral fellow






Linda Tsan

Ph.D. Candidate: Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Southern California

B.S. - University of California, Los Angeles (2015) - Psychobiology

NSF predoctoral fellow






UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS





Jack Bekos

Undergraduate Research Assistant
SOAR Fellow

Major: Biological Sciences

2nd Major: Spanish

Year: Sophomore

Postgraduate plans: medical school

Affiliations: USC Office Admissions, SC Outfitters, USC Club Beach Volleyball






Lekha Chirala

Undergraduate Research Assistant
URAP Fellow

Major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Year: Senior

Postgraduate plans: medical school

Affiliations: WorldMed @ UPC (Secretary), Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE),
Providing Animal With Shelter (PAWS)






Jamie Clarke

Undergraduate Research Assistant
SOAR Fellow
WISE Fellow
Provost Fellow
1st place winner at 2018 USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Major: Human Biology

Minors: Spanish, Health Care Studies

Year: Senior

Postgraduate plans: medical school

Affiliations: WiSE n' Dine (President), Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honors Society, USC Juggling Club
(President)






Ryan Fatemi

Undergraduate Research Assistant
SOAR Fellow

Major: Neuroscience

Year: Senior

Postgraduate plans: medical school

Affiliations: International Society for Children with Cancer, Los Robles Hospital






Rae Lan

Undergraduate Research Assistant
SURF Fellow

Major: Neuroscience

Year: Junior

Postgraduate plans: medical school, professional tennis

Affiliations: USC Men's Varsity Tennis, Interaxon, United Students for Veteran's Health






Victor Lee

Undergraduate Research Assistant
SOAR Fellow
SURF Fellow
Provost Fellow

Major: Human Biology

Minor: Dance

Year: Senior

Postgraduate plans: medical school

Affiliations: Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), Community Health Involvement Program (CHIP),
Korean American Student Association (KASA), Freshman Dance Off





Lab Alumni:

GRADUATE STUDENTS AND TECHNICIANS





Ted Hsu, PhD

PhD in Neuroscience from USC (2013-2017)

NIH F31 NRSA Fellow (NIDDK; 2016-2017)
Harrison M. Kurtz Memorial Award (for most outstanding PhD student in biological sciences at USC, 2017)
Graduate Student of the Year Award (USC Neuroscience Graduate Program, 2016)
G.P. Smith Award (for best graduate student presentation at SSIB, 2015)
Presently a postdoc in the Roitman Lab at UIC



Vaibhav Konanur

Lab Manager and First Officer for 3.5 years

Presently in a PhD program in the Roitman Lab at UIC



UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS





Anish Reddy

B.S. in Neuroscience (USC) - 2018

SOAR Fellow
SURF Fellow



Emily Nakamoto

B.S. in Neuroscience (USC) - 2017

SOAR fellow
Provost fellow


Kaitlin Sontag

B.S. in Human Biology (USC) - 2017



Natalie Demirjian

B.S. in Neuroscience (USC) - 2017

SURF fellow


April Banayan

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (USC) - 2017



Danielle Rider

Postbaccalaureate Premed Program (USC): 2016-2017



Caroline Szujewski

B.S. in Neuroscience (USC; Cum Laude) - 2014



Allison Apfel

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (USC) - 2016

Provost Fellow
URAP Fellow


Josh Greenberg

B.S candidate in biochemical engineering




Nikita Shirsat

B.S. candidate in neuroscience

WISE fellow


Lilly Taing

B.S. in Health and Humanity (USC) - 2016

Provost Fellow
SURF Fellow
Recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Sweden



Jessica Thai

B.S. in Biological Sciences (USC) - 2016

SOAR Fellow
SURF Fellow
Provost Fellow


Agustina Kim

B.S. in Human Biology (USC) - 2016

Provost fellow
SCynergy awardee (Biological Sciences)



Ryan Usui

B.S. in Human Biology (USC) - 2015

Provost Fellow


Joanna Liang

B.S. in Psychology (USC) - 2015

SOAR Fellow
SURF Fellow
Psychology Honors Graduate


Mehul Trivedi

B.S. candidate (Biological Sciences)

Provost Fellow
URAP Fellow


Hrant Gevorgian

B.S. in Human Biology (USC) - 2015



Ashley Lam

B.S. in Neuroscience (USC) - 2014

SOAR fellow
SURF fellow




GRADUATE STUDENT ROTATIONS





Ahyun Jung

Graduate Student Rotation

PhD Candidate

Neuroscience Graduate Program (USC)


Sandhya Prathap

Graduate Student Rotation

PhD Candidate
Neuroscience Graduate Program (USC)


Jonathan Cheung

Graduate Student Rotation

PhD Candidate
Neuroscience Graduate Program (USC)


Monica Song

Graduate Student Rotation

PhD Candidate
Neuroscience Graduate Program (USC)