Lab Managers/Research Coordinators

Michelle Matvey

Lab Manager

Michelle is a graduate of UC Berkeley, earning her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. She previously spent time at the UC Berkeley Sleep and Mood Clinic, assisting with a study of abnormal sleep patterns in adolescents, and at the Willbrecht Lab, using mouse models of maternal stress to study neural development. Given her strong interest in the clinical manifestations of aberrant circuitry, specifically psychiatric disorders and their neurobiological underpinnings, she joined the BAND Lab in hopes of engaging with relevant clinical research. In her free time, she is an editor of a San-Francisco based food publication and enjoys reading, exploring her neighborhood, and drinking lots of coffee. 

Salem Samson

Lab Manager of Addiction Research



Salem graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, Ca with a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish. During her free time, she enjoys picnicking in parks. She was previously involved in research that focused on breast cancer risk associated with occupational exposure. She is excited to join the BAND lab and gain experience working in a clinical lab setting.