students

Seydanur Tikir, B.S.
Ph.D Candidate in the Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Seyda is a second-year graduate student in the Neuroscience Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, studying predictive processing and perception in autism. She is investigating how individuals with autism make predictions and update these predictions according to new information in changing environments, using electrophysiological recordings (EEG), pupillometry, computational modeling, and binocular rivalry. Seyda received a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, and an M.S. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, listening audiobooks, kayaking, and imagining the future of science-fiction.

Research interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Predictive Processing, Perception, Bayesian Learning, Event Related Potentials, Pupillometry, Binocular Rivalry 

Lisa Cruz, B.A.
Ph.D Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University

Lisa is a PhD Student in the Clinical Psychology (Health emphasis) program at Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. With the CNL, Lisa is primarily working on a study investigating cognitive load and gait in autism using EEG and mobile brain body imaging (MoBI). She also administers neuropsychological assessments to children and adolescents who come into the lab to participate in a variety of CNL studies. She previously received her BA from Stony Brook University. 

Outside of professional interests, Lisa loves snowboarding, doing yoga, being in nature, photography, foreign traveling, and reading- Jane Austen and Harry Potter are her favorites. 

Chloe Ifrah, B.A.
Ph.D Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University

Chloe is a second year Ph.D. student at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf School of Psychology. Chloe’s research interests involve exploring electrophysiological biomarkers for at risk schizophrenia patients through the use of visual-evoked potentials.  Under the direction of Dr. Ana Francisco, her current pre-doc project is looking at 22q11.2 deletion syndrome patients who are at risk for schizophrenia and comparing them to diagnosed patients with schizophrenia using basic visual processing paradigms.

Nurit Grinberg, B.A.
Ph.D Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University

Nurit is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD Health Emphasis Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, studying visual perception in autism. Nurit received a BA in Psychology and International and Global Studies from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is interested to better understand the underlying neurobiology of developmental disorders, with a specific emphasis on Autism.

In her free time, she enjoys doing gymnastics, hiking, and eating Mexican food!

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