Lab Alumni

Andrew Savoy

Andrew studied psychology, biology, systems science, and philosophy of science at Portland State University. In addition to being a research assistant for the MADDY study, he assists in the analysis of delay discounting data in Dr. Suzanne Mitchell’s Translational Neuroeconomics Lab at OHSU, and previously assisted in cognitive testing and neuroimaging in the labs of Dr. Joel Nigg and Dr. Sarah Karalunas at OHSU. He is also a biochemistry tutor and music instructor. Andrew begins a PhD program in Integrative Neuroscience at University of Chicago in the Fall of 2019. He will study the neuroethology of valuation, preference, and choice in songbirds and people.

Heather Gilliam

Heather Gilliam, BS

Heather recently received her B.S. in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine and is currently working as a research assistant on the MADDY study.  Her interests include research in nutritional genetics and the impact of nutrition in childhood development.

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Mason McLellan, BA
Having lived most of his life in Oregon, Mason recently completed his B.A. in psychology with a minor in gender studies at Lewis & Clark College. His research interests include the study of emotion regulation, trauma, personality, and treatment specialization, all from a neurophysiological perspective. Mason is a research assistant working with multiple labs at OHSU on projects including the MADDY Study, PEACH Study, and NEMO Study. He aims to go on to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a career balancing hand-on research and clinical practice.