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MEET OUR TEAM

Top Row: Dr. Sonia Bansal, Dr. Adam Culbreth, Dr. James Gold, Jenna Dutterer

Bottom Row: Leeka Hubzin, Sharon August, Ben Robinson, Hafsa Riaz

 
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DR. JAMES GOLD

Principal Investigator

jgold@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-7871

Dr. Gold received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University in 1986.  He then did a Post-Doc in Clinical Neuropsychology at Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. After, he moved to the NIMH Intramural Research Program where the schizophrenia research program was based at the NIMH Neuropsychiatric Research Hospital, then at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington DC.  He moved to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in 1995.

DR. SONIA BANSAL

Instructor

sbansal@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-6881

Sonia completed her PhD. in Neuroscience at George Mason University under mentorship of Dr. Wilsaan Joiner(Sensorimotor Integration Research Lab), in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Schwartz(Washington DC VA Medical Center) studying predictive mechanism-related sensorimotor behavior in schizophrenia. Her research is focused on understanding mechanisms underlying psychotic symptoms as well as cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.

DR. ADAM CULBRETH

Post-Doctoral Fellow

aculbreth@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-6042

Adam is a post-doctoral fellow working with Drs. James Waltz and James Gold. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis under the mentorship of Dr. Deanna Barch. His research interests focus on the etiology of negative symptoms in people with schizophrenia.

 
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SHARON AUGUST

Clinical Research Specialist

saugust@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-6057

Sharon graduated from Cornell University in 1985 and has been working for the CANS Gold lab since 2002.

BEN ROBINSON

Research Specialist, Clinical

ben.robinson@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-6887

Ben graduated from American University in 2000 with a degree in Psychology. Ben began working as a research specialist in the CANS lab since 2002.

LEEKA HUBZIN

Clinical Research Specialist

lhubzin@som.umaryland.edu   

410-402-7619

Leeka studied clinical psychology at Loyola University of Maryland and graduated in 2009. She has been a part of the CANS lab since 2009.

 
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JENNA DUTTERER

Research Assistant

jdutterer@som.umaryland.edu 

410-402-7879

Jenna has been a part of the CANS lab since 2017. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Biopsychology and Public Health from UMBC.

SAFA RIAZ

Research Assistant

Safa.Riaz@som.umaryland.edu

Safa joined the lab as an undergraduate intern and has recently graduated from UMBC with degrees in Biology and Psychology.

SAYAKA KOGA

Research Assistant

Sayaka joined the CANS lab in 2021

 

COLLABORATORS

Dr. James Waltz, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Dr. Vijay Mittal, Northwestern University 

Dr. Lauren Ellman, Temple University

Dr. Gregory Strauss, University of Georgia

Dr. Phillip Corlett, Yale University 

Dr. Scott Woods,Yale University

Dr. Michael Frank, Brown University

Dr. Steve Luck, UC Davis

Dr. Deanna Barch, Washington University

Dr. Cameron Carter, UC Davis

Dr. Steve Silverstein, University of Rochester

Dr. Angus MacDonald, University of Minnesota

Dr. Jason Schiffman, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Albert Powers, Yale University  

Collaborative Consortium (CNTRACS)

 

ALUMNI

Dr. Dennis Hernaus, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University (Former PostDoc)

Dr. Molly Erickson, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago (Former PostDoc)

Dr. Matthew Albrecht, Research Fellow, Curtin University, (Former PostDoc)

Dr. Gregory Strauss, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia (Former PostDoc)

Dr. Erin Heerey, Assistant Professor, Western University (Former PostDoc)

Dr. Zuzana Kasanova, Spin-Off & Innovation Unit, KU Leuven (Former RA & Graduate student)

Dr. Lauren Catalano, PostDoc, UCLA (Former RA & Graduate student)

Ruba Mateen, Student, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Former RA)

Hafsa Riaz, Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine (Former RA)

 

OUR LAB PETS

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SENU & GANYMEDE DUTTERER

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MIKO GOLD

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KITKAT & DAISY ROBINSON