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Olusola Ajilore MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Director, Residency Training and Education
  • Director, Psychiatry Residency Neuroscience Research Tracks
Dr. Ajilore's research goal is to understand the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder in the context of medical co-morbidities and late life using novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques. His group focuses on using structural and functional brain connectivity to study the brain as a network.

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Alex Leow MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Bioengineering
Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's current research interests focus on developing novel probabilistic reconstruction, tractography, and network analyses techniques for high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) and their clinical applications.

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Jacob van Doorn MS

  • Graduate Research Assistant
Jay went to the University of Kentucky for his B.S. in Biology in 2016, and received his M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019, studying the use of EEG to analyze temporal dynamics of meditators. He now studies the brain on a macro-scale, in particular how the brain ages utilizing the tools at the cutting edge of neuroimaging. He has three major research interests: 1) development of new analytical tools for studying the brain on a macro-scale, especially the dynamics of brain function through time, 2) how hormonal cycles and changes to hormones affect the brain's network dynamics through a lifetime, and 3) sex-specific risk factors for dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease, as determined by brain network degradation.

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Zachery Morrisey

Zachery Morrisey

Paul Thomas

  • MD/PhD Student in Bioengineering
Paul Thomas

Claudia Vesel

  • Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering
Claudia Vesel

Homa Rashidisabet

  • Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering
Homa Rashidisabet

Milena Radoman

Milena Radoman

Kathyrn Cushing

Kathyrn Cushing

Sarah Kabir

  • Undergrad Student in Neuroscience
Sarah Kabir

Isabella Swank

  • Volunteer Assistant in CoNeCT Lab
Isabella is an undergraduate, volunteer assistant in the CoNeCT Lab in University of Illinois at Chicago’s Psychiatry department. She is currently working on her B.S. in Neuroscience and Minor in Criminology, Law, & Justice at UIC. Eventually, Isabella wishes to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience and pursue a career in research, potentially in Neurocriminology.

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Nicholas Kos BA

  • Psychiatry Volunteer
Nicholas Kos is a medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He received his B.A. from the University of California: Berkeley, where he majored in Integrative Biology and Spanish. He joined the lab in 2020 to continue exploring and investigating his interest in neuroscience research.

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Michelle Sheena BS

  • MD/PhD Student

Michelle is currently a graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UIC. She graduated from Tulane University in 2016 with a BS in Neuroscience, and double minors in Spanish and Studio Art.

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Faraz Hussain

  • Research Specialist
Faraz Hussain

Andrea Piscitello

  • Research Specialist
Andrea Piscitello

Ellyn C Kennelly BS

  • Research Assistant
Ellyn is a research assistant in the Computational Neuroimaging and Connected Technologies Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Oregon, where she majored in psychology and worked in multiple psychology labs. She is interested in using neuroimaging tools to study mood disorders and brain connectivity.  

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Camryn K. Gill BS

  • Research Coordinator
Camryn is a research coordinator at the CoNECt Lab in the Department of Psychiatry. She joined the lab in March of 2020 to continue exploring and investigating her interests in neuroscience research. Camryn received her B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2019.

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Mindy K Ross BS

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Mindy is a graduate student in the CoNECt Lab with Dr. Alex Leow. She joined the lab in fall of 2020 to assist with the BiAffect project. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. She is interested in how typing dynamics on smartphones can predict mood.

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Jessica McAleer BA

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Jessica is a PhD student in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. She joined the CoNECt Lab under Dr. Ajilore in 2020 to research mood disorders, specifically depression and anxiety. Jessica received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019 with a minor in Biological Sciences.

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Jenny Wu BPsych(Hons)

  • Research Associate I
Jenny Wu