Anli Liu MD MA | Principal Investigator
Dr. Anli Liu is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and NYU Langone School of Medicine. Dr. Liu earned her BA from Stanford University, MA from UC Berkeley, and MD from UCSF. She completed her neurology residency at NYP-Weill Cornell, followed by fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and cognitive neurology at Harvard at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In the clinic, she cares for adult patients with epilepsy, with special interest in managing the cognitive and psychiatric aspects of the condition. Outside of work, she spends time with her family, making memories in the parks and playgrounds of Brooklyn, and is active in her church and community. She draws inspiration from art, architecture, green spaces, theatre, movies, and anything handmade.
Simon Henin Phd | Post-doctoral Fellow
Simon Henin has a background in auditory biomechanics (Long Lab, CCNY) and neural processing in hearing (Parra Lab, CCNY) with a special focus on biophysical signal processing. His research now focuses predominantly on the neural signatures of human memory and learning, and how neuromodulation of cortical oscillations can be used to alter these processes.
Xiaojing Wu PhD | Research Scientist
Xiaojing Wu received her PhD degree in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University where she studied mechanisms of memory encoding in the rat hippocampal place cell system. Her first postdoctoral experience, also at NYU, involved the search for human replay activity in intracranial EEG signals recorded from epilepsy patients performing a variety of cognitive tasks. Her current work focuses on 1) acoustic stimulation during sleep for seizure suppression, and 2) optimization of Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) therapy through data mining approaches. Outside of science she enjoys learning about finance, economics, and philosophy while trying not to binge watch TV shows too much.
Disha Gupta PhD | Research Scientist
Disha Gupta is a neuroscientist, trained as an electrical engineer with software programming and advanced signal processing skills. She is a PhD scholar from Southampton University (UK), with a Masters in Information technology (Research scholar) from KTH (Sweden) and a B.E. (Honors and silver medalist) from Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University) (India). She was previously at Burke Neurological Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College, as an Instructor in neuroscience, and Cornell Computational Science and Engineering Graduate School as a faculty (minor). Her core interest is in developing novel neuroengineering applications for the assessment and rehabilitation of the injured brain. She is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Lucia Melloni on investigating the neural mechanisms of episodic memory via electrocorticography, and with Dr. Anli Liu on assessment of cognitive function in non-dominant (language) right hemisphere temporal lobe epilepsy. + LinkedIn Profile
Helen Borges MA | Research Coordinator
Helen Borges received her Master's degree in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. Her previous research focused on understanding neuromodulation tools, such as Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and their effects on cortical functioning. Her main interest is to gain a deeper understanding of cognitive functioning in patients who suffer from neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, as well as to produce research that might help inform treatment options for these patients.
Joshua Larocque MD PHD | Neurology Resident, PGY-3
Joshua LaRocque is a neurology resident at NYU. He completed his MD and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His thesis investigated neural representations in short-term memory, using machine learning to “decode” the contents of mind from neural activity in the brain (EEG and fMRI). These studies challenged previous theories by showing that information in short-term memory is actively maintained only when it is in the focus of attention. Related projects included using TMS to perturb neural representations in short-term memory, examining EEG correlates of falling asleep and dreaming, and identifying neural correlates of visual perception using simultaneously acquired EEG/fMRI. During residency at NYU, he has begun a project aimed at understanding how right vs left temporal lobe dysfunction affects the quality, or “precision”, of visual short-term memory in patients with epilepsy. Outside of work, he enjoys making complex spreadsheets for his fantasy hockey team, searching for the perfect aperol spritz, and reliving fond memories of when he used to read novels for fun.
Byron Sun | MS Candidate
Byron Sun is a graduate student at the NYU Center of Data Science. His research interests include Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Data Mining. Five years of study in Statistics and Data Science have given him a solid understanding in Statistical Machine Learning, Bayesian Inference, Deep Learning and Data Mining. What motivates Byron is his desire to constantly explore and learn. He hopes to continue learning, exploring, and contributing to the development of machine intelligence.
Hunaid Hasan MD | Neurophysiology Fellow - EMG
Hunaid Hassan is currently an EMG neurophysiology fellow at NYU with an interest in traumatic brain injury, sports neurology and epilepsy. In the lab, he is involved with screening and recruitment of epilepsy patients for cognitive testing. He is also involved in a retrospective analysis of neuropsychological testing in epilepsy patients. In his leisure time, he enjoys wood-working, travelling and is an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan.
Kristie Bauman MD | Neurology Resident PGY-1
Kristie Bauman is currently completing her medicine internship at NYU and will stay on at NYU for neurology residency. She received her BA in neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her MD at Temple University. Her prior research focused on the evolution of social behaviors, and she remains interested in the relationship between behavior, memory, and epilepsy. Outside of work, she enjoys swing dancing, telling corny jokes, and searching for the perfect karaoke song.