Post-Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, & Affiliated Graduate Students

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Angelica Morales, Ph.D.

Angelica Morales, Ph.D.

Angie obtained at B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, Angie joined the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab in 2016. Angie is interested in using multimodal brain imaging to determine how neurobiological adaptations during the early stages of drug experimentation influence the emergence of substance use disorders. In particular, she is interested in how nicotine exposure during adolescence and emerging adulthood impacts future risk for substance use disorders.

Stephen Boyd, Ph.D.

Stephen Boyd, Ph.D.

Stephen obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University in 2015. He completed his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the Portland VA. Stephen joined the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. Stephen's research is focused on identifying risk and protective factors for the development of alcohol use disorders. Specifically, he is interested in identifying factors that contribute to variability in response to alcohol, and exploring group differences in the etiology of alcohol use disorders.


Graduate Students

Jordan Lueras, B.A.

Jordan Lueras

Scott Jones, B.S.

Scott Jones

Scott graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 2012 with degrees in Biology and Psychology. Scott spent a year working as an alcohol/drug technician at a rehabilitation center in Topeka, Kansas before moving to Oregon and enrolling in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU. Scott is interested in understanding the differences in neurodevelopment in healthy and binge-drinking adolescents and whether these differences are pre-existing or related to alcohol intake.

 Affiliated Graduate Students

Dayna Stierley, M.A.


Dayna received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and is currently working toward a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her interest include neurodevelopment across the lifespan, executive function, and neuropsychological assessment.

Vanessa Somohano, M.A.

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