Research Assistants


 Shannon Lee

Shannon is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science and Public Health. She has worked with the BAND Lab for the past two years as part of the Psychosis Oxytocin Research Quest (PORQ) team. Currently, she is focused on a project to develop and implement a protocol for scoring schizophrenia patients on the Thought and Language Disorder Index (TLI). Her other research interests include neurodegenerative disease treatment, memory assessment, and social determinant effects on mental health/ aging. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career as a neuropsychologist and continue engaging in clinical research. In her free time, she loves hiking and spending time outdoors, cooking dinner with friends, trying out new food spots, and exploring the Bay Area.



 Elliott Sina

Elliott is a senior undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. He previously worked as a research assistant in the D’Esposito Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory analyzing fMRI data of stroke patients in a study of the functional reorganization of neural connectivity networks. Elliott joined the BAND Laboratory because he is fascinated by current research that aims to elucidate the underlying neurological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. He is passionate about medicine, and is pursuing his goal of becoming a neurologist in the future. In his free time, Elliott enjoys cycling, running, hiking, and discovering new "hole-in-the-wall" Mexican restaurants.