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Naomi Grewal

Director of Digital and Neuroscience Innovation, Ipsos


Patrick Williams

Post-doc in Neuroscience, University of Chicago


Amos Nadler

Assistant professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

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Karen Redwine

PhD in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Karen is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Whittier College, CA


Ali Arik

PhD in Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Ali is a Research Associate at MarketPsy Inc., Santa Monica, CA


Karla Morgan

PhD Economics, Claremont Graduate University. Karla is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.


Javier Alcantar

PhD in Economics, Claremont Graduate University

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Nichole Mahoney

BS from Scripps College

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Tyler Morrison
Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies, Scripps College. Ba in Economics, Washington & Lee University. Tyler plans to attend medical school in 2010 and is interested in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Jaime Elson

2006 BA Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College. Jamie is currently in medical school at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

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Elisabeth Piper Davidson

2007 PhD in Politics, Claremont Graduate University. Director of Marketing and Communications, LeMay Automotive Museum, Tacoma, WA.

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Caitlin Kenny

2006 BS Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College. She is currently applying to PhD programs in neuroscience.


Melissa Itsara

BS from Claremont McKeena College.

Erin Hurley

BS Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College

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Meghan Zomorodi

2006 BS Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College.

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2005 BS Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College. Jacqueline currently works in the neuroradiology laboratory at Loma Linda University Medical Center.




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Monica Emanuel
CMC Neuroscience
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Lizzie Balch

CMC Neuroscience

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2005 BS Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College. Lacey is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education.
Angela Stanton
PhD in Economics, Claremont Graduate University.

Noah Woodward

Noah is a sophomore at Davidson College. He is an economics major and is interested in game theory and behavioral economics


Kevin Guttenplan

Kevin is a student at Pomona College, Class of 2014. He is a Neuroscience major and Mathematics minor, with further interests in economics.

Irina Rabkina

Irina Rabkina

Irina is a member of the class of 2014 at Scripps College. She is majoring in Neuroscience (Cognitive Track) with minors in Computer Science and Hispanic Studies.

Austin Henderson

Austin Henderson

Austin Henderson is a junior at Pomona college majoring in Economics. He is interested in neuroeconomic research and East Asian development.

Alexa Clark

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a member of the Scripps College class of 2014. She is majoring in Economics and is very interested in Neuroeconomics.

Rachel Schade 

Rachel Schade

Rachel is an undergraduate student at Pitzer College, studying Neuropharmacology. She is looking toward a MD/PhD degree in neuroscience to pursue clinical research in neuroscience and work as a neurologist.

Rachel Clare

Rachel Clare

Rachel is a senior at Pitzer College double majoring in Neuropharmacology and Spanish. She is interested in pursuing a career in Global Health and Medicine.



Paul J. Zak is a scientist, prolific author, entrepreneur, TV personality, and public speaker.He is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Zak also serves as Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and is a Senior Researcher at UCLA. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard. He is credited with the first published use of the term "neuroeconomics" and has been a vanguard in this new discipline. He organized and administers the first doctoral program in neuroeconomics in the world at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Zak is a recognized expert in oxytocin. His lab discovered in 2004 that oxytocin allows us to determine who to trust. His current research is showing that oxytocin is responsible for virtuous behaviors, working as the brain's "moral molecule." This knowledge is being used to understand the basis for civilization and modern economies, improve negotiations, and treat patients with neurologic and psychiatric disorders.

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JorgeB     Jorge A. Barraza is a Research Professor at Claremont Graduate University and also serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies. His research focuses on the neurophysiology of emotional states and decision-making, with an emphasis on the experience of other-focused emotions and prosocial behaviors. Dr. Barraza has extensive training and experience in basic and applied research methodologies and has published articles and chapters on volunteerism, prosocial motivation, empathy, and the role of oxytocin in human sociality. He has also conducted evaluation research and consulting for non-profit organizations in Southern California and has served as adjunct professor at Whittier College and the University of La Verne. In addition, Dr. Barraza is interested in the use of scientifically informed practices for promoting physical and mental well-being in everyday life.

Joshua Tasoff is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. He conducts theoretical and experimental research in behavioral economics. Specifically he has worked on research topics regarding information preferences and anticipatory utility, overoptimism about one's future behavior, and exponential-growth bias - the tendency to neglect compounding interest in financial decisions. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley and his S.B. in economics from MIT.

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Patrick Williams is an Assistant Researcher at Claremont Graduate University.



Veronika Alexander

Veronika is a PhD candidate in Economics. Her research interests include neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, game theory, and employee engagement. She is currently studying how physiology, economics, and psychology help explain and predict individual and group performance in organizations.


Laura Beavin

Laura is a 6th year student pursuing her PhD in Cognitive Psychology. Her research interest include behavioral genetics and neurochemicals associated with mate choice. She is also interested in the genetic and neural components of psychopathy.


Matthew McMahon

Matthew graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2010 with a Bachelor's in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. He is currently a second year PhD student in the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. His interests include International Monetary Economics and Finance, Political Economy, and the Neuroeconomics of Micro-finance and International Development.



Elizabeth Terris

Elizabeth is a PhD Student in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Her research interests include the cognitive neuroscience with an emphasis on impulsivity and decision making.


Giti Zahedzadeh

Giti is a Ph.D. candidate interested in the neural and neurochemical basis of cognitive and emotional behavior including studies of trust, stress, cooperation, deception, and costly behavior. In addition, her interests pertain to how and to what extent unconscious neural computations influence ultimate conscious decisions. Her research crosses the boundaries between international relations, security and neuroscience.


Raya Majdani

Raya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics. Now she is working at the Neuroeconomics lab as a visiting scholar. She works on ECG signals, such as cleaning these in AcqKnowledge. Also, she assists with fitting participants with the scientific equipment (including ECG, EDA, RSP), in order to collect the data for experiments and projects in the lab. Now she is writing a script in Matlab to clean and analyze the ECG signals faster. Raya's interests include biomedical engineering, biomechanics, neuroeconomics, research, group work in the lab, experiments, and discovering new things.


Meghan Smith

Meghan is a PhD student in Positive Organizational Psychology. Her research interests include facial expressions and methods engineering, particularly with regard to the casino gaming industry.

     Brian Lance

Brian Lance

Brian is currently pursuing a Masters in Economics at Claremont Graduate University. He is interested in applying insights from neuroeconomics and behavioral economics to organizational behavior and product design.


Kenneth Pyle

Kenneth is a sixth year doctoral student in Economics & Political Science. His research interests include neuroeconomics, political economy, behavioral economics, and game theory, as well as ways to apply current research to organizations. Before returning to pursue his degree, he founded a beverage company and was a vice president in the music industry.


Saadullah Bashir

Saadullah is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics. At the Lab, he is interested in examining how physiology, psychology, and ideology affect decision-making, as well as exploring the roles uncertainty and identity play in informing the decision-making process. Additionally, Saadullah's research interests include Political Economy of Development, Institutional Economics and Public Choice, and International Monetary Economics.

Wenti Du

Wenti Du

Wenti is a fourth year PhD student in Economics. Her research interests are in field of International Money and Finance, especially in emerging markets.

    Andrew Royal

Andrew Royal

Andrew is pursuing a PhD in economics at CGU. His research interests are in behavioral industrial organization and experimental economics.


Sophie Tripp

Sophie Tripp

Sophie is a PhD student in Economics at CGU. Her research interests are in industrial organization and labor economics.


Peiran Jiao

Peiran Jiao is a PhD student in Economics. His research interests include behavioral and neuro economics/finance, experimental economics, investors' decision making and microfoundations.


Philip Panaitescu-Neata

Philip is a masters student in business and financial economics. His research interests are behavioral finance and decision making.