Francisco Carrera (B.Sc.), Volunteer Research Assistant
Francisco Carrera holds a B.Sc. degree in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience and Applied Statistics and is currently a volunteer research assistant at the Clinical Systems Biology Group. His work entails performing discrete logic analysis of complex regulatory networks for the purpose of identifying and simulating treatment courses for complex chronic illnesses such as Gulf War Illness, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and underlying sub-groups.
Ricardo Castellanos (M.Sc.), Research Associate
Ricardo Castellanos holds M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is currently a research associate with the Clinical Systems Biology Group in Nova Southeastern University's Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine. His work involves Signal Processing, Data and Statistical Analysis/Modeling, Classification, Pattern Recognition, Feature Extraction/Selection, Machine Learning and Data Mining applied to biological, symptom, psychological and clinical data to identify biopsychological signatures of illness in Gulf War Illness, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and potential illness subtypes.
Rajeev Jaundoo (B.Sc.), Research Programmer
Rajeev Jaundoo holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and is currently a research programmer at the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine. His work includes utilizing high performance computing to screen novel biochemical compounds to treat complex chronic illness, creating pipelines for drug discovery, and writing algorithms to perform molecular simulation and drug-protein interactions. Other work includes the development of tools to interpret proteomic, genomic, metabolic, etc. databases to identify novel pathways of interest in various diseases.
Tory Toole (Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology, class of 2019, Nova Southeastern University) Thesis: "Network Modeling of Neurochemical Interaction and the Relation to psychological Behaviors and Measures"
Tory Toole holds a M.A. in Psychology and is currently pursing a degree in Clinical Psychology. His work involves constructing networks of feedback and feed-forward mechanisms, relating neurochemicals to behavior, and using this biobehavioral network to simulate the protective role of well-being against traumatic stress and related depression and anxiety.
Mary Jeffrey (Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology, class of 2020, Nova Southeastern University) Thesis: "Neuropsychological Findings in GWI and Supporting Literature"
Mary Jeffrey holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is currently pursing a degree in Clinical Psychology. Her work involves data management and statistical analysis of psychological and symptom profiles to identify discriminating factors of Gulf War Illness, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and potential illness subtypes.
Jeylen Garcia (B.Sc. student, Behavioral Neuroscience, class of 2022, Nova Southeastern University)
Research Interests: Gene expression analysis of ME/CFS and GWI.
Jacob Hardy (B.Sc. student, Behavioral Neuroscience, class of 2019, Nova Southeastern University)
Research Interests: Network analysis of ME/CFS and GWI.
Victoria Wyma (B.Sc. student, Behavioral Neuroscience, class of 2022, Nova Southeastern University)
Research Interests: Analysis and molecular modeling of single nucleotide polymorphisms in ME/CFS and GWI.
Jonathan Rub (B.Sc. Computer Science and Biology student, class of 2019, Duke University) "Constructing Models to Predict Drug Agonism and Antagonism ofthe 5HT2A receptor"
Anthony Sangermano(B.Sc. Chemistry student, class of 2019, Nova Southeastern University) "Computational Assessment of 5HT2A Ligand Agonist/Antagonist Activity"
Teresa Ju (B.Sc Neuroscience (BS) and Biology, class of 2018, Duke University) "Computational analysis to predict the effect of multiple toxic exposures related to Gulf War Illness etiology to improve diagnostics, treatment and modeling "
Zeus Cortes-Aguila (A.A. Computer Engineering, class of 2017, Miami Dade College) "Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Classify High/Low Trauma Gulf War Illness Patients Against Healthy Controls"
Juan Albrecht (A.A. Computer Engineering, class of 2016, Miami Dade College) "Evaluating Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability Coefficients in Large Drug Databases"
Gaytri Barker (Psy.D., class of 2017, Nova Southeastern University) "Analysis of the Effect of Past Traumatic Events om the Neuro-endocrine Immune System and Behavior in Gulf War Illness"
Trevor Barker (Psy.D., class of 2017, Nova Southeastern University) "Effects of mTBI on Illness Symptoms and Neuropsychological Profile"
Rajeev Jaundo (B. Sc. Psychology, class of 2016, Nova Southeastern University) "Virtual Screening of Beta-Amiloid Oligomerization Inhibition"
Daniella Urruty (A.A. Computer Engineering, class of 2016, Miami Dade College) "Simulating Beta-Amiloid Oligomerization"
Samuel Thomas (B.Sc. Behavioral Neuroscience, Nova Southeastern University, 2015)“A Biobehavioral Study of the Effects of Psychological Stress on the Sleep Patterns of Female College Students"