Lab Managers/Research Coordinators

Lisa Lin

Lab Manager




Lisa is a graduate from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania where she majored in Psychology and minored in Neuroscience. Academically, Lisa is extremely interested in better understanding the social cognitive impairments in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders both neurally and behaviorally. In the next few years Lisa hopes to enter a PhD program in Clinical Psychology that will allow her to pursue a career in both research and clinical practice. Outside of academic/research life Lisa enjoys testing various coffee shops in the city, reading on comfy chairs and attempting to bake.


Scott McKernan

Lab Manager of Addiction Research




Scott graduated from UC Santa Barbra with a B.S. in Biopsychology. He's interested in the translation of social neuroscience into clinical practice, particularly in the arenas of LGBTQ psychology, trauma, and addiction. Previous research experience includes the effect of perceived social support on an individual's self-control, minority identity threats and self affirmations, and stigma and discrimination. In his spare time he enjoys running, talking to his garden, and dancing.

Nancy Fong

Research Coordinator



Nancy graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Human Biology and a B.A. in Psychology. Her previous research focused on the effects of neurofeedback training in suppressing mu rhythms, a measure of mirror neuron activity, in children with high functioning autism. Nancy is interested in understanding the relationship between brain activity and mental processes through neuroimaging. In the next few years, she hopes to enter medical school. Outside of academia and research, she likes to exercise at the gym, go for outdoor runs, and spend time with friends.


David Leung

Research Coordinator



David graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. He is interested in how genetics and environment influence the development of neurocognition, and how particular deficits manifest as behavioral and psychological disorders. In the next few years, David hopes to continue his formal education through medical school. Outside of academics, David likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain. In actuality, he prefers exercising, looking into skincare, fashion, and general lethargy -- though he also doesn’t mind the former. 

Jin "Chu" Wen

Research Coordinator



Chu is a graduate from Chapman University in Orange, CA with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Leadership Studies. Chu’s main interests are in psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience and psychological disorders; specifically in regards to how modern technology (i.e. the Internet, videogames, social network, etc.) can influence a person both psychologically and physiologically. His senior year research thesis examined whether excessive use of social networking sites (SNS) would increase a student’s likelihood of developing a mood disorder. Chu strives to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, and wishes to continue his research interests in the future. Outside of research, Chu enjoys playing lacrosse, going on runs, and is an avid fan of video games.