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FANs Lab Members

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Raven Hardy - 3rd year, Neuroscience PhD program

Raven Hardy is a graduate student in the Neuroscience PhD program at Emory University. Prior to beginning studies at Emory, she attended Spelman University and The Scripps Research Institute where she conducted biomedical research, particularly in understanding the lifecycle of proteins known to be involved in neurodegeneration. Her interests are geared towards understanding the interrelationship between maladaptive eating, neurobiology and psychological profiles. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar and is interested in investigating how basic research can impact health disparities.


D.TeerDrew Teer - 4th year, Clinical Psychology PhD program

Drew Teer graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a BA in Psychology, and spent two years prior to coming to Emory in Charleston, SC working on an R01 randomized control trial investigating a novel, concurrent treatment for comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. Presently, he is a fourth year in Emory's Clinical Psychology program, and is co-advised by Drs. Michael Treadway and Negar Fani. Drew is interested using translational neuroscience to investigate and individualize treatments for internalizing disorders like PTSD and depression. 


S.DhananiSadiya Dhanani - 2nd year, Visiting Medical Student

Sadiya Dhanani graduated from Georgia Tech in 2015 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology. Her interests include the clinical treatment of general anxiety disorder, addiction, and depression, as well as the neurological effects of psychiatric disorders. Sadiya is currently an M.D. candidate at the Medical College of Georgia with interests in neurology and child and adolescent psychiatry.


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C.ClendinenCherita Clendinen - Study Coordinator/ Research Interviewer

Cherita Clendinen graduated from Georgia State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology.  Prior to joining the FANs lab, she worked as a Research Technician for two separate projects at the GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging. She worked under the supervision of both of Tricia King, PhD and Scott Moffat, PhD. Her interests include psychopathology and its relationship with various aspects of learning and memory. She plans to pursue a PhD n clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology.


J.SrijeyanthanJenani Srijeyanthan - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jenani Srijeyanthan is a rising senior at Emory University studying Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a minor in American Studies. She started with the FANs lab sophomore year as a research assistant, and continued on junior year to focus on how marijuana use (whether individual or polysubstance) influences the cognitive profiles of individuals with trauma exposure. Her research interests include trauma exposure, drug addiction, attentional biases, as well as the socioeconomic/racial disparity factors behind drug abuse and trauma exposure. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology to continue her interdisciplinary approach to substance abuse and trauma.


S.MeyerShannon Meyer - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Shannon Meyer is a rising senior at Georgia State University. She will graduate in 2018 with a B.S. in psychology. She plans to pursue a Masters degree in occupational therapy. She is passionate about supporting and enhancing people’s ability to lead a satisfying and meaningful life in the midst of physical and mental challenges through the use of occupational therapy.


D.LaBarrieDominique La Barrie - Research Interviewer

Dominique La Barrie graduated from Georgia State University in 2017 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Sociology. As an undergraduate she worked in GSU’s Developmental Lab under Lauren Adamson, PhD., focusing on how typically developing toddlers, toddlers with autism and other developmental delays shared musical sounds with their parents via gesture and speech. Her interests include language development and communication skills as well as mothers with postpartum depression and its effects on the mother child dyad. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

Fani Affective Neuroscience Laboratory (FANs Lab)