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
DR. JAMES GOLD
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
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
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.
Clinical Research Specialist
Sharon graduated from Cornell University in 1985 and has been working for the CANS Gold lab since 2002.
Research Specialist, Clinical
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.
Clinical Research Specialist
Leeka studied clinical psychology at Loyola University of Maryland and graduated in 2009. She has been a part of the CANS lab since 2009.
Jenna has been a part of the CANS lab since 2017. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Biopsychology and Public Health from UMBC.
Safa joined the lab as an undergraduate intern and has recently graduated from UMBC with degrees in Biology and Psychology.
Sayaka joined the CANS lab in 2021
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
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)