Sahil Chawla

Sahil Chawla

Sahil is beginning his senior year at the University of Washington in order to complete a major in Physiology. He is currently working on At-Risk and NCANDA research at the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab. He is particularly interested in looking at the effects of athletic injuries on the body's physiology and he regularly volunteers in the physical therapy department at the University of Washington Medical Center. He is striving towards attending medical school with a focus in sports medicine.


Michael Demidenko, B.S.

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Michael graduated from Portland State University in 2012 with a BS in Psychology & Minor in Conflict Resolution. He is a volunteer research assistant in the lab working on fMRI data pre-processing. He is a full-time research coordinator at the VA Portland Healthcare System, working on addiction and pain research studies. He plans to apply to Neuroscience Graduate Programs in the fall to pursue his research interests in substance abuse and impulse control. When he is not doing research, you can find him on hiking trails in the PNW, armed with a camera and KIND Bars.

Nikolaus Koren

Niko Koren
Nikolaus is studying Psychology at Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz, Austria. He will complete his bachelor's degree next summer. He is currently a volunteer with the At Risk and NCANDA. In addition to adolescent neurodevelopment, his broader interests include behavioral and social neuropsychology. He hopes to gain research experience at DBIL and plans to go to graduate school.