Curriculum vitae

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Education
Fellowship Training

  • 10/2021-present Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto
  • 04/2021-present Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto
  • 2018-2021 Harvard Medical School, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Colleges and Universities Attended

  • 2018 Ph.D. Cognitive and Information Sciences, UC Merced
  • 2011 A.S. Biology (with honors), Sacramento City College
  • 2011 A.A. Psychology (with honors), Sacramento City College
  • 2008 B.A. Music (Ethnomusicology emphasis), UC Davis
  • 2008 B.A. Italian Studies, UC Davis

Additional Training

  • 2018 Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • 2018 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Tahoe, California
  • 2017 ERP Boot Camp, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis (Steve Luck and Emily Kappenman)
  • 2017 UC Music Experience Research Community Initiative (MERCI) 2017 Student Exchange, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), University of California, San Diego (Hosts: Scott Makeig and John Iversen)
  • 2016 UC Retreat Workshop on Research in Music Experience and Communication, Marconi, CA
  • 2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2016 UC Music Experience Research Community Initiative (MERCI) 2016 Student Exchange, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), University of California, San Diego (Hosts: Scott Makeig and John Iversen)
  • 2015 UC MERCI Symposium/Workshop on Research on Music Experience and Communication, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2015 MathWorks Seminar: Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB
  • 2015 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Methods and Practice, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 2015 Generalized Linear Model Workshop, University of California, Merced (Instructor: Bodo Winter)
  • 2014 Advanced Training Institute: Non-Linear Methods for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2014 Dynamics of Music and Language Summer School, UC Merced Center for Human Adaptive Systems and Environments (CHASE)
  • 2012  Auditory Neuroscience (Graduate Coursework), UC Davis Extension Center
  • 2011 Cognitive Neuroscience and Group Study (Graduate Coursework), UC Davis Extension Center
  • 2008  Summer Abroad Folk Music Program in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006  Spring Quarter Abroad Language and Culture Program in Syracuse, Sicily

Grants and Funding
Current

  • 2021-23 Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC), VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Submitted

  • 2023-28 Letter of Intent for CDA-2, Fall 2022, Role: PI
    Funder: Clinical Science R&D Service (CSR&D), Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    Sensory Entrained Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation (seTMS) for Major Depression
  • 2023-28 1K01MH132898-01, Role: PI
    Funder: NIMH
    Sensory Entrained Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation (seTMS)
  • 2023-28 Letter of Intent for CDA-2, Spring 2022, Role: PI
    Funder: Clinical Science R&D Service (CSR&D), Dept of Veterans Affairs
    Sensory Entrained Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation (seTMS) for Major Depression
  • 2021 Travel Fellowship for the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) annual meeting
  • 2021-22 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of California
    Dynamic Network Mapping of Prediction in the Brain: Study of Motor Contributions to Auditory Perception Using Scalp Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • 2018-21 1F32MH118722-01, Role: PI
    Funder: NIMH
    Functional Connectivity of Prediction for Musical Rhythm Perception: A Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation and Electroencephalography Mixed Methods Study of Neural Dynamics
  • 2019-20 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of California
    Dynamic Network Mapping of Prediction in the Brain: EEG and TMS Studies of Auditory-Motor Interaction
  • 2019-20 Applied Technology Grant, Role: Consultant
    Funder: The Michael J. Fox Foundation
    Electroskip PD: Adaptive rhythmic auditory stimulation to re-synchronize gait in PD
  • 2018-19 Academic Pathways: An Initiative for Academic Diversity, Vanderbilt University
  • 2018-19 NSF Proposal Number: 1810639, Role: PI
    Funder: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NSF
    Tracking time-sensitive measures of auditory-motor prediction across the brain before and after focal brain stimulation
  • 2015-17 Applicant ID: 1000186829
    Funder: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), NSF
    Rhythmic entrainment to music and language
  • 2014-16 Applicant ID: 1000186829
    Funder: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), NSF
    Elements of rhythmicity in music and language

Completed

  • 2017-18 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Year Fellowship
    Funder: University of California, Merced
  • 2017 Scholarship for the 2017 UC Davis ERP Bootcamp
    Funder: University of California, Davis
  • 2017 Student Exchange, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, UCSD
    Funder: UC Music Experience Research Community Initiative (UC MERCI)
  • 2016 Student Exchange, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, UCSD Funder: UC Music Experience Research Community Initiative (UC MERCI)
  • 2015 Graduate Student Fellowship
    Funder: Mark S. Aldenderfer, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, UC Merced
  • 2015 Graduate Dean’s Fellowship
    Funder: Marjorie Zatz, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, UC Merced
  • 2014 Graduate Fellowship Incentive Program Award
    Funder: Graduate Division, UC Merced
  • 2014 Travel grant, Advanced Training Institute on Non-Linear Methods for Psychological Science
    Funder: American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

  • 2016-17 GRAD-EXCEL Peer Mentorship Program Award, Graduate Division, UC Merced
  • 2015 UC Merced GradSLAM Finalist
  • 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Honorable Mention
  • 2010-11 International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa member
  • 2009 Special Thanks for Achieving Results (STAR) award, United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
  • 10/09 Expert of the month, Allexperts.com

Media and Impact

  • Preliminary Research Finds That EEG and TMS-EEG Measures May Identify Individuals At Risk of Post-Operative Delirium, Hebrew SeniorLife, October 25, 2022. Link
  • SAGES News, Successful Aging After Elective Surgery (SAGES) Study Newsletter, July 2, 2020. Link
  • Meta-analysis of neuroimaging during passive music listening: Motor network contributions to timing perception, Timing Research Forum Blog, March 9, 2019. Link
  • To Hear the Beat, Your Brain May Think About Moving to it: A Brain Region Linked to Movement is Integral to Recognizing Rhythms, Science News: Magazine for the Society for Science and the Public, February 16, 2018.  Link
  • Elsevier AudioSlides: Ross, J.M., Will, O.J., McGann, Z., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2016). Auditory white noise reduces age-related fluctuations in balance. Neurosci. Lett. 630, 216-221. Link

Employment History

  • 10/21-present Postdoctoral Research Fellow (P.I.: C. Keller), Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA
  • 4/21-present Postdoctoral Research Fellow (P.I.: C. Keller), Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • 4/21-present Collaborator Status, Harvard Medical School, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • 12/18-4/21 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (P.I.: M. Shafi), Harvard Medical School, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • 9/18-11/18 Associate Specialist, Step I, (P.I.: R. Balasubramaniam), UC Merced
  • 8/17-8/18 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Year Fellow, UC Merced
  • 6/16-8/17 Graduate Student Researcher, (P.I.: R. Balasubramaniam), UC Merced
    National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: Brain Mechanisms of Rhythm Perception: The Impact of the Motor System on Auditory Perception
  • 1/16-6/16 Teaching Assistant, Animal Cognition (Jeanne Milostan), University of California, Merced
  • 8/15-12/15 Teaching Assistant, Service Innovation (Paul Maglio), UC Merced
  • 1/15-6/15 Graduate Student Researcher, (P.I.: R. Balasubramaniam), UC Merced
    Blum Center for Economic Development: Rhythmic Skills and Reading: An Intervention Study in the San Joaquin Valley
  • 8/14-12/14 Teaching Assistant, Perception and Action (Ramesh Balasubramaniam), UC Merced
  • 1/14-6/14 Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Neuroscience (Anne Warlaumont), UC Merced
  • 8/13-12/13 Teaching Assistant, Speech Processing (Anne Warlaumont), UC Merced
  • 3/12-8/13 Psychology Technician GS-181-5, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Northern California Health Care System, Martinez, CA
  • 4/11-8/13 Research Assistant, Elizabeth Disbrow Laboratory, Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis
  • 8/11-10/12 Independent Living Facilitator, InAlliance, Sacramento, CA
  • 12/11-5/12 Science Teacher for Resident Science Program, David Lubin Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
  • 7/10-12/10 Junior Specialist, Petr Janata Laboratory, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis
  • 1/09-7/10 Research Intern, Petr Janata Laboratory, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis
  • 10/03-10/09 Biological Science Technician GS-5, Davis Field Station (P.I.: Keith Miles), US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, UC Davis

Special Pedagogical Activities

  • 06/15/21-07/22/21 Frontiers of Science Institute, University of Northern Colorado: Mentored four advanced high school students through neuroscience related projects
  • 04/2016 Motion capture lecture/demonstration for COGS 180: Gesture: Performed introductory lecture and training on our Vicon Bonita Motion Capture System and AMTI Force and Motion platforms (Optima BP400600-2000)
  • 12/2015 TMS workshop for BIOE 113: Bioinstrumentation: Introduced and trained Bioengineering students on the safe usage of TMS
  • 2008 Certification: California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), Permanent passing status

Volunteer Work

  • Reviewer: Numerous, including Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Gait & Posture, Experimental Brain Research, Human Movement Science, Music Perception, PLOS ONE, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, Society for Music Perception & Cognition research conference
  • Reviewer: Perception, Action, and Cognition program at NSF
  • 10/15-9/18 Graduate Student Representative, Advisory Committee for the UC Merced Transportation and Parking Services
  • 8/16/16 Experienced Teacher’s Assistant Informational Panel, Graduate Student TA Orientation, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL), UC Merced
  • 5/30/2016 Public outreach, Mercy Hospital 5K Stroke Awareness Run: Spoke with participants about brain health and balance, and discussed our research
  • 2009-present Expert, Entomology Question and Answer Service, Allexperts.com
  • 7/2015 Volunteer, 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA
  • 11/04/2014 Cognitive Science Student Association Meeting, UC Merced: Assisted undergraduates with graduate school applications
  • 9/2014 Volunteer, Days and Nights Festival, The Philip Glass Center for the Arts, Science, and the Environment, Big Sur, California
  • 1/25/2014 “Child Triumphs and Troubles: Language and Learning in the Early Years” Professional Development and Research Lab Tours, UC Merced
  • 2011/2012 Brain Awareness Week (K-6 brain education), Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis
  • 2004-2008 Founding member of the One World Children’s Fund, Davis Branch, Davis, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Music Perception & Cognition
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Neuroscience