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.


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. 

Jessica Buffington

Research Coordinator - PORQ



Jessica graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Comparative Health and Medicine. After graduating she went back to school to complete her pre-medical school requirements at Mills College's Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Program. Her research interests include finding new treatments for psychiatric disorders and better understanding the neural mechanisms behind schizophrenia, PTSD, and substance use disorders. In the next year, she hopes to enter medical school. In her free time she prefers to be outside, running, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, and exploring new places. 

David Leung

Research Coordinator - REPS 2.0



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. 

Evan Sheh

Research Coordinator - POP



Evan is a graduate from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology. At the BAND lab, he will be assisting with data collection, data analysis, and enrollment. In regards to scientific goals, he has broad curiosities about how neurological processes influence day to day living and hopes to enter medical school in the coming years. In his spare time, Evan enjoys playing board games, martial arts, video games, and cooking. 


Nora Huey

Research Coordinator - REPS 2.0



Nora graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, she pursued post-baccluareate sciences, and worked in research studying the neurobiology of depression. Nora is interested in the biology and physiology of PTSD and trauma related disorders, and in understanding how research targeting biomarkers can inform specifically tailored treatments for patients. She is also interested in how psychotherapeutic interventions and mind-body interventions can effect biology and improve patient outcomes. In addition to working for the BAND lab, Nora will apply to a Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology this year. In her free time, Nora enjoys photography, working out and spending time with friends.