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Corey Keller, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Keller received his MD and PhD in neuroscience from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Keller completed his residency in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center. During his training, he received a pre-doctoral NINDS F31 award, a mentored NIMH K23 award, and an early independence NIH DP5 award. Dr. Keller's mentors include Sydney Cash, Ashesh Mehta, Fred Lado, Michael Milham, and Amit Etkin. Using neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques, Dr. Keller's research focuses on improving brain stimulation treatment for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Dr. Keller's work suggests that brain-based biomarkers may be used to predict non-responders to TMS treatment, monitor brain networks during intervention, and be used to propose novel targets and treatment paradigms. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis and squash, and swimming.

Current Lab Members

Staff Scientists

Christopher Cline received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Neuroengineering from the University of Minnesota in 2018, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2013. His previous research has focused on EEG-based brain-computer interfaces, novel methods for concurrent TMS and EEG, and other neuroimaging approaches. As a Staff Scientist in the Keller Lab at Stanford, his research interests include development of real-time EEG-informed neuromodulation techniques to improve the efficacy and reliability of TMS for clinical interventions. During his free time, he enjoys hiking and playing around with home automation.

Christopher Cline, PhD

Postdocs

Austin Talbot received a bachelors degree in applied mathematics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Duke University. During his Ph.D. he focused on developing new statistical tools for discovering brain networks associated with mental disorders. His research interests include statistics and machine learning, specifically applied to mental illness and neuroscience. For fun, Austin reads Spanish literature and does woodworking and leather working.

Austin Talbot, PhD

Jessica Ross, PhD

Research Coordinators

Jessica M. Ross is a postdoctoral researcher using neurophysiological techniques to study network contributions to typical and impaired cognition. Her recent work includes using TMS-EEG to explore aberrant brain plasticity, cortical reactivity, and connectivity in older adults who develop delirium and/or dementia. Jessica holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive & Information Sciences from the University of California, Merced, with a dissertation focused on auditory-motor interactions. Using a range of techniques including motion tracking, EEG, and TMS, this work demonstrates how bidirectional communication between motor and auditory systems can improve time sensitive neural prediction, such as for balance control and for musical rhythm perception. She has worked with healthy young and typically aging adult populations and patient populations, including with patients with Parkinson’s disease, delirium, and various forms of dementia. In her free time, Jessica can be found gardening, pet sitting, playing music poorly, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with family, her fiancé Stephen and their crazy dog. jessicamarieross.com

Manjima Sarkar received her B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience from U.S.C. in 2019. She then received her M.Sc. in Radiation Oncology from the Univ. of Oxford in 2020. Her research interests lie primarily in the areas of neuroimaging and neurotherapeutics. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, playing sitar, singing, and discovering new places in the Bay Area with friends and family. 

Manjima Sarkar, MS

Biomedical Engineering

Jade Truong received her bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. She has worked in several different clinical settings, from providing ABA services to individuals with autism to administering EEGs and neurofeedback training to many patient populations. Some of the patient populations included those with depression and anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, or brain injuries. Her research interests include neuroplasticity and brain network changes in response to mental health treatments and all things neuroscience within the intersection of the physical and the abstract. During her free time, Jade enjoys playing with her two cats, Uzi and Miya, and solving jigsaw puzzles although her cats tend to eat the pieces.

Jade Truong, BS

Biopsychology

PhD Students

Chris Minasi, BS

PhD Student

Neuroscience

Visiting Scholars

Jeffrey Wang, BS

MD/PhD Student

Neuroscience

Hailing originally from the Midwest, Jeffrey is currently an MD/PhD candidate in Stanford’s Biophysics Program. He studied Applied Mathematics as an undergraduate at Harvard University, working with Chris Rycroft on developing numerical methods for modeling mechanical interactions between large cellular populations and the extracellular matrix. Since then, Jeff’s interests have expanded towards mapping neural circuitry underlying noninvasive intervention to the brain in both animal and human models. With Corey Keller, he is working on assessing the electrophysiologic effects of TMS using intracranial recordings. With Raag Airan, Kim Butts-Pauly, and Brian Knutson, he is using focused ultrasound to noninvasively deliver pharmaceutical agents to specific parts of the brain to ideally maximize their therapeutic efficacy while minimizing other off-target effects. In his free time, Jeff enjoys ballet, acoustic guitar, and cooking!

Francesco is a PGY4 psychiatry resident at ‘San Paolo’ Hospital in Milan, Italy and first year PhD fellow at the University of Milan. He received research training at the University of Pittsburgh, PA where he used transcranial magnetic stimulation coupled with electroencephalography (TMS-EEG) to investigate neural features associated with symptoms of schizophrenia. His research interests include brain mechanisms of response to non-invasive brain stimulation in major psychiatric disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia, and the neurobiology of psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and self-disorders. At PNT lab he is investigating short-term effects of repetitive TMS to unveil candidate biomarkers that could inform personalized approaches to treatment.

Francesco Donati, MD

Psychiatry Resident

University of Milan

Juha Gogulski is an MD, PhD, and a clinical neurophysiology resident at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. He is interested in the development of novel personalized neuromodulation treatments. In his current position, Juha has been analyzing and performing neurophysiological studies such as EEG and conducting rTMS treatments for chronic pain patients. In his PhD thesis, he used tractography-guided TMS to study the neural mechanisms of tactile working memory, metacognition, and tactile temporal perception. Juha is also experienced in fMRI analysis. During his free time, Juha likes hiking, running, making hip hop music in Finnish and spending time with his dog and his baby.

Juha Gogulski, MD, PhD

Clinical Neurophysiology Resident

Helsinki University

Undergraduate Students

Naryeong Kim is a sophomore at Stanford University studying bioengineering and political science. She is fascinated by the intersections between law and neuroscience. In the future, she hopes to provide innovative and equitable treatments for mental health illnesses. She is also passionate about developing legal systems that better address neurological implications of trauma. For fun, she enjoys oil painting, fencing, and reading!

Naryeong Kim

BioEngineering

Saachi Munot is a sophomore at Stanford University studying engineering physics. Academically she’s interested in computational neuroscience, ultrasound physics, and brain-computer interfaces (and most things neuroscience). For fun she enjoys attempting logic/lateral thinking puzzles, watching formula 1 and playing football (soccer).

Saachi Munot

Engineering Physics

Gayathri Ganesan is a sophomore at Stanford studying engineering physics.  Her current research interests are in fundamental neuroscience, quantum computing, mental health, and condensed matter physics.  For fun, Gayathri enjoys learning the acoustic guitar and reading fiction recommended by friends.

Gayathri Ganesan

Engineering Physics

Jessica Yang (‘24) is a freshman at Stanford prospectively majoring in Chemistry with a Biological Sciences concentration. Her interest in neuroscience grew after volunteering for mental and public health organizations throughout high school. Some of her research interests include the effects of different psychiatric illnesses on brain networks and biopharmaceutical drug development. At Stanford, she is a part of the Stanford Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, HELP4KIDS, Alzheimer’s Alliance, and Stanford Women in Medicine. When she isn’t running, XC-skiing, or enjoying the sunshine in Alaska, she can be found cooking (experimenting mostly!), scouring food or travel blogs, and petting dogs.

Jessica Yang

Human Bio / Psychology

Ciara is an Undergraduate at Imperial College London studying Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests include bio-signal processing, computational neuroscience and data science. During her free time she enjoys painting, learning Mandarin (at least trying to…) and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Ciara Gibbs

MechE / BME

Imperial College London

Jennifer is a current sophomore at Stanford studying Biomedical Computation. Academically, she's interested in data science and machine learning, specifically how it can be used in healthcare context. Outside of school, she likes to read and play with her cats.

Jennifer Xu

Biomedical Computation

Nikita Bastin

Biology / English

University of Pennsylvania

Lab Alumni

Danny Huang, MD

Neurosurgery resident

Stanford University

Claudia Tischler, BS

MD/PhD Program

Baylor University

Lewis Kerwin, MD

Psychiatry resident

Washington University

Samuel Anh, MD

Neurology resident

UCLA

Current Collaborators

Josef Parvizi MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Stanford University

Casey Halpern, MD

Asst Professor, Neurosurgery

Stanford University

Nolan Williams, MD

Asst Professor of Psychiatry

Stanford University

Aaron Boes MD, PhD

Assoc Prof of Neurology

Univ of Iowa Medical Center 

Alan Schatzberg, MD

Former Chair and Professor of Psychiatry

Stanford University

Amit Etkin MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Stanford University

Jong Yoon, MD

Assoc Prof of Psychiatry

Stanford University