Undergraduate Students

Anna Biglaiser
Undergraduate Research Assistant & MAPme Ambassador

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Anna Biglaiser is a sophomore at Emory University, studying Psychology and Human Health. She is interested in the genetic and environmental influences of substance use, with a particular focus on the prenatal environment. Currently, she is working under Ami Ikeda. After graduating, Anna plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

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Emerald Yuan
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Emerald Yuan is a junior at Emory University and she intends to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her research interests are in how genetic predispositions interact with substance use and mood disorders. Currently, she is assisting Ami Ikeda in interpreting prenatal cannabis birth-outcomes in ABCD study. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology after graduation.

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Page Dickey
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Page Dickey is a sophomore at Emory University studying Human Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. Her research interests include the role both genetics and mood disorders play in substance misuse and addiction. She is currently working on research under the mentorship of Kathleen Martin on characterizing sex-specific relationships between NMPOU (non-medical prescription opioid use) and internalizing behaviors.

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Karen Guo
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Karen Guo is a sophomore at Emory University, double majoring in Psychology and Chemistry on the Pre-Public Health track. Her research interests include mental illness in Asian American communities and the connection between mental illness and substance abuse. She is currently working under Natalia Jaume-Feliciosi to investigate the relationship between behavioral traits and stress on polysubstance use.

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Alan Sherman
MAPme Ambassador

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Alan Sherman is a junior at Emory University, majoring in Psychology. His research interests include human-computer interaction & social psychology/development. Currently, he is helping with recruiting participants for our Wave 9 survey and assisting lab members with literature reviews.

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Haokun Cheng
MAPme Ambassador

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Haokun Cheng is a junior at Emory University, majoring in Quantitative Science Informatics track. His research interests include data analysis and processing. Currently, he is working with data cleaning and visualization for the MAPme program.

William Ma
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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William Ma is a junior at Emory University, majoring in Psychology and Business Administration. His research interests include hormonal coupling and reactivity under social-evaluative stress as well as genetic and environmental predisposition in polysubstance use. He is currently mentoring under Natalia Jaume-Feliciosi to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms underlying learning and inheritance of acquired behaviors.

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Sarah Jung
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Sarah Jung is a sophomore at Emory University, majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology. Her research interests involve using cultural and human behavioral perspectives as a lens for clinical research, and she is excited to work under Colette Delawalla to assist with her research on compulsive substance abuse.

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Lydia Zindel
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Lydia Zindel is a sophomore at Emory University, studying Human Biology and Anthropology on the Pre-Med track. Her research interests include how different personality traits and genetics play a role in substance abuse and predispositions to addiction. She is currently working on research under the mentorship of Colette Delawalla.

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Sophia Gomez
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Sophia Gomez is a junior at Emory University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Global Health on the Pre-Med Track. Her research interests include the epigenetic influences of substance abuse and the intersection of mental health disparities in underrepresented communities. She is currently working under Natalia Jaume-Feliciosi to investigate how stressors interact with the epigenome and may manifest an increased risk for psychopathology.

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Sanchi Subiah
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Sanchi Subiah is a biology major and anthropology minor at Emory University (’25). Currently, she is helping Dr. Vipavee Niemsiri as an undergraduate research assistant in the BGA lab. During her time in the lab, Sanchi works on a literature review project that investigates substance use disorders through the application of the iPSC model. As a research assistant, Sanchi is responsible for screening and reviewing scientific papers, organizing numerical data in Excel as well as creating codes for data management. In her free time, Sanchi enjoys reading historical fiction novels, exercising and finding new cafés. Her biggest personal goals are to become more fluent in French and take part in more volunteering opportunities.

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