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Nicole Prause, Principal Investigator

Photo: Nicole Prause, Ph.D.
Photo ©Neal Preston

Nicole Prause (view CV) obtained her PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington with joint supervision from The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction in 2007. Her concentrations were in neuroscience and statistics. She completed her APA/APPIC clinical internship at the Boston Consortium. Her clinical rotations were in neuropsychological assessment and behavioral medicine; her research fellowship was at Harvard University in alcoholism treatment with Timothy O'Farrell. She was promoted to Associate Scientist at UCLA in 2014. Current laboratory interests include primary rewards, transcranial brain stimulation, and approach motivation. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of California. Prause currently holds positions as the founder of Liberos LLC, an independent research institute, and Data Scientist in Los Angeles.

Students Students

Postdoctoral students are welcome to collaborate with the laboratory. We are happy to discuss your interest to see if sponsoring an F32 or similar application for funding might be appropriate. See the training page or contact us for more information.

Doctoral.

Doctoral students are welcome to collaborate with the laboratory as a volunteer or in collaboration with theses, but we cannot currently accept doctoral students.

Undergraduate.

Jaymie Park

Jaymie

Jaymie is an undergraduate student at UCLA studying psychology. In the near future, she hopes to pursue a career in research that will further the knowledge of women's health. Her hobbies include listening to NPR podcasts and attempting to cook.

Melissa Conklin

Melissa

I am from Colorado and moved out to California to go to school at UCLA. I will be a second year Life Science major next year with plans of a PsychoBiology major and a minor in European Studies. I plan on going to medical school or physician assistant school after college. Personal interests are going to the beach, hiking, and exploring California.

Lambert Kuang

Peter

Born and raised in San Francisco, Lambert is working towards his bachelor's degree in biochemistry. He is also interested in computer programming and has taken a few courses at UCLA. In his spare time, he likes to read sci-fi and dystopian novels and improve his cooking.

Peter Mingjui Lee

Peter

I am a rising UCLA sophomore majoring in Biochemistry. I do not have any definitive goal in my future, but medical school is a possible path that I might take. My interests include outdoor activities and watching television.

Shannon Leung

Peter

Currently majoring in physiological science at UCLA, Shannon is pursuing her aspirations in becoming a dermatologist by attending medical school after her undergraduate studies. She has been a part of SPAN Lab since September 2013. Outside of academics and research, Shannon enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and swimming, as well as painting Chinese watercolor and pencil sketching. .

Ardy Rahman

Ardy

Ardy is a laboratory coordinator for the UCLA Gambling Studies Program with a strong psychophysiology background from his studies while at Yale. He assists in the laboratory with computer scripting and hardware.

Fahima Zaman

Fahima

Fahima is in her third quarter with the SPAN lab as a Research Assistant. She has been responsible for data monitoring and analysis for the vulvodynia and penile size preference study. She will be working on an independent project in the lab this Spring.

Former members.

Graduate

Verena Roberts, Integrated Care Psychologist at Denver Health

2008-2010

Prathamesh Patil, Lab coordinator

2010

Maxwell Moholy, Doctoral student

2009-2011

Cameron Staley, Counselor at Idaho State University

2007-2011

Undergraduate

Marisa Ayala, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring 2010

Messina Baca, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2011

Brook Bacon, Lab coordinator

2010

Lilian Fonesca, Undergraduate Reseearch Assistant

Spring, 2011

Sam Hufnagel, Undergraduate Reseearch Assistant

Spring, 2011

Nikesh Joshi, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Dillon Lanier, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Summer 2010

Natalie Larsen, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring 2010

Michael Maloney, Undergraduate Reseearch Assistant

Spring 2011

Aurora Martinez, Undergraduate Reseearch Assistant

Spring 2011

Karisma Mead, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring 2010

Bobbie Nalder, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring 2010, Summer 2010

Vincent Reil, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Fall 2010

James Rider, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring, 2011

Aubree Robertson, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring, 2011

Jenna Tonelli, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Spring, 2011

Desiree Vistercil, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2011

Seth Kazmar, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012

Shonnetta Henry, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012

Kayla Gosselin, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012

Stetson Berg, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012

Charles Santos-Payton, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012

James Barela, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2011-2012

Tim Mathews, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012-2013

Jim Truong, Undergraduate Research Assistant

2012-2013

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