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Emma Childs PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Emma Childs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of The Human Addiction Psychopharmacology laboratory. Dr Childs’ research is dedicated to improving our understanding of addictive disorders. One of her primary areas of interest is studying how powerful associations are formed between abused drugs and cues (i.e., the people, places and paraphernalia) surrounding drug use.

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Sissi Huang MA

  • Research Associate
Sissi received her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago in Spring 2021, where her thesis focuses on age-dependent subjective effect after acute THC use. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. Her research interests lie in the differential susceptibility of substances in different population and implications in their therapeutic potentials.

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Halla Kerdjoudj

  • Student Researcher

Halla is a third year student at UIC studying neuroscience and on the pre-health track hoping to pursue a career in healthcare.

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Armanjot Lakhen

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Armanjot Lakhen is an undergraduate UIC student volunteering under Dr. Emma Childs. He is majoring in Biological Sciences. He is looking to gain more experience within the psychiatric research field and is interested in learning more about addiction and human behavior regarding substance abuse. Understanding the genetic, personality, and environmental factors is key to the research.

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Drey Maton

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Drey Maton is a sophomore Neuroscience student at UIC. He is a student athlete pursuing a career in medicine.

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Fatema Nomani

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Fatema Nomani is a 2nd year undergraduate student at UIC studying IHS/Psychology. She is hoping to pursue a career in medicine in the near future.

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Nam Nguyen

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nam Nguyen is a senior Neuroscience student at UIC. He is hoping to pursue a career in medicine.

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Yash Sureshbhai Patel

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yash Patel is in junior year pursuing a degree in neuroscience. He has an experience in Electroantennography of spined soldier bug nymphs also working as a research assistant in the language lab. He is also member of Neuroscience club at UIC.

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Giancarlo Sarasti

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
Giancarlo Sarasti

Sahil Sood

  • Volunteer Research Staff

Sahil Sood is a senior Neuroscience student. He is looking forward to getting into Medical School and become a cardiologist or neurologist in the future. He currently also does research at RUSH university medical center.

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Nida Ullah

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nida Ullah is an undergraduate student at UIC, hoping to pursue a career in the medical field in order to serve underprivileged communities.

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Harriet de Wit PhD

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • University of Chicago

For more information, please visit Dr. Wit's profile page at the University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.

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