Current Lab Members
Penn Lab – Fall 2022
Bryan Stiles, BA
Elizabeth Fraser, MS
Elizabeth was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She graduated from University of Portland in Portland, OR with a B.S. in Biology and Spanish and went on to receive an M.S. in Early Intervention in Psychosis from King’s College London. During her time at KCL, she worked under Dr. Alexis E. Cullen on the Stress Inflammation and Psychosis study, in partnership with the GAP and PSYSCAN studies. She additionally had the opportunity to work in the Lambeth Early Onset Community Clinic, assisting the multidisciplinary team in supporting individuals experiencing first episode psychosis. Upon graduation she commenced work with Drs. Michael McDonell and Oladunni Oluwoye at Washington State University. She assisted on projects evaluating Washington State’s coordinated specialty care programs, health disparities in mental health services, and co-occurring substance use in first episode psychosis. She is interested in the implementation of novel evidence-based interventions to support the recovery of individuals experiencing early psychosis and addressing health disparities in the pathway to care and recovery for individuals experiencing first episode psychosis. In her free time, Elizabeth spends her time exploring nature, trying new recipes, and spending time with family.
Maia Crumbie, MA
Maia was born in Greenville, NC and raised in Durham, NC. She graduated from North Carolina Central University in both 2018 and 2022, earning a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. Throughout her time at NCCU she served as a TA and worked under Dr. Jonathan Livingston, assisting with publications ranging in topics from African American women’s body image pathology to the role of activism and engagement on racial identity and self-esteem. She also completed internships at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, NC and Central Park School for Children in Durham, NC in the Spring of 2022. With an interest in examining psychiatric disorders in African Americans, Maia is looking forward to contributing to the Penn Lab and furthering the development of culturally competent treatment in those who have experienced their first episode of psychosis. In her free time, Maia enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and watching true crime documentaries.
Aslihan Imamoglu, MA
Aslihan was born and raised in Samsun, Turkey but moved to Northern Virginia in 2014 to pursue higher education in the United States. She completed her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology at George Mason University. At George Mason University, she worked on several research projects, during which her tasks ranged from conducting behavioral testing with transgenic mice to interviewing socially anxious adults about their stressful life events and emotion regulation strategies. Aslihan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill in Cognitive Psychology, studying episodic memory impairments in children and adolescents genetically at-risk for schizophrenia with particular focuses on context processing and pattern separation. She is also working as a graduate research assistant on the PACE-Life Project. In her free time, Aslihan enjoys painting, woodworking, and rock climbing.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Katherine is currently a senior double majoring in Psychology and Economics at UNC. She joined the Penn Lab in the fall of 2021 as a research assistant working on The Horyzons Project and the PACE-Life RCT. Katherine plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology after graduation and is interested in further researching treatments for behavioral disorders in adolescents and young adults. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time outdoors!
Madeline is currently a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience at UNC. She joined the Penn Lab in the summer of 2022 as a research assistant working on the PACE-Life RCT. After undergrad, Madeline plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration. Madeline enjoys painting, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts in her free time.
Victoria is currently a junior majoring in Neuroscience and double minoring in Chemistry and Spanish. In the summer of 2021, Victoria joined the Penn Lab as research assistant on the RAPID study. After undergrad Victoria hopes to attend medical school and later pursue a career as a pediatric neurologist. In her free time, Victoria enjoys dancing and thrifting.
Mia is currently a junior double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology and minoring in Chemistry at UNC. She joined the Penn Lab in Spring 2022 as a research assistant for the Horyzons Project and the PACE-Life RCT. In the future, Mia plans to pursue further research studying the treatment and biological bases of serious mental illness. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and taking photos.
Natasha is currently a junior at UNC who is majoring in Neuroscience and Medical Anthropology. She joined the Penn Lab in the summer of 2022 and works as a research assistant on the PACE-Life and Horyzons projects. After completing undergraduate studies, Natasha plans to pursue a medical degree and hopes to continue in the field of Neuroscience or Psychiatry. When she’s not busy with school or research, Natasha enjoys cooking and trying new foods, spending time outdoors, and reading.
Mohana is a junior at Carolina majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Sustainable Studies. She joined the Penn Lab in the summer of 2022 as a research assistant. After undergrad, Mohana intends on attending medical school and later specializing in psychiatry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and listening to music.
Similoluwa is currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Cognitive Science and French at UNC. She joined the Penn Lab in the summer of 2022 as a research assistant for the RAPID and PACE-Life studies. After undergrad, Similoluwa plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology as well as continue research on the interrelationship between psychological stress, anxiety, and autoimmune diseases. In her free time, she enjoys photography, weightlifting, and dance.
Dominick is currently a First-Year majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Neuroscience. He joined the Penn Lab in the Summer of 2022 and is set to work on Project RAPID. After undergrad, he plans to attend med school and become a surgeon within the field of regenerative medicine. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, listening to music, and watching movies with friends.