TRANSCEND is a network of like-minded researchers and clinicians devoted to pooling and integrating brain and body knowledge and research to help people with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Partnering in all research and treatment efforts will speed our progress toward understanding how best to help and support each person with ASD and everyone in their lives. Pictured below are some of our team members!
Santosh Ganesan is an engineer in our group and a medical student at Boston University. He works on analyzing brain connectivity, functional mapping, and MEG data analysis/processing. He has done his MS in signal processing from Boston University and has undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and biology from Brandeis University.
Keri Garel, SB
Keri is a research coordinator in our group. Before joining TRANSCEND, she was a research assistant in the Gabrieli lab at MIT, where she also received a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of cognitive science and learning disabilities, and finds brains to be especially awesome. Keri provides support for our study participants and administers behavioral testing and scanning. When she's not with us, she's usually looking for another sandwich to eat.
Sara is a research coordinator who supports our participants for the Whole Baby Infant Siblings Study. She also helps with autonomic data collection and database creation and management for the study. Before joining TRANSCEND, she was a research assistant at MIT Media Lab helping to prepare a pilot study using the autonomic sensor now being used by TRANSCEND.
Shantanu is a Research Fellow in our group. Currently he is working on multimodal modelling of neural systems to discover structure-function relationships. At the cellular level, his research focuses on understanding the role of calcium in brain energetics and metabolic-immune interactions among astrocytes and neurons in both healthy individuals and in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism. Before joining Transcend, he was an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi.
Sheraz Khan is a postdoc in our group. He works on MEG methods, brain connectivity and MEG data analysis/processing. He has an MS in signal processing and a PhD in applied mathematics. Before joining us at MGH, he was a graduate student at Froedtert Hospital-Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA and Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France.
Dr. Singh is a physician working with our group. After completing his medical school education in India, he pursued his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University. Dr Singh helps with our Biomarkers studies where he assists with collection, processing and storage of biosamples. He is also proficient in statistics and helps in statistical analysis of the imaging data. He also helps with the database creation and management for our various studies.
Coming all the way from California, Manuel is a research coordinator in our group. Before joining the TRANSCEND Team, he received his MA in clinical psychology at Cal State Dominguez Hills and his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of California, Irvine. Manuel administers psychological and behavioral testing as well as provides support for our participants during the MEG, MRI, and PING studies.
Allie is an intern and a senior at Tufts University. She is pursuing her double majors in Clinical Psychology and Child Development, and a minor in Dance. Allie is training with the Tufts Marathon Team and hopes to run her first marathon this spring. After graduating from Tufts, she hopes to gain more clinical research experience before applying to graduate school for clinical psychology.
Lia Harrington, Volunteer
Sarah Campbell, BA, Volunteer
Louisa Harrison, Volunteer
Meg Lardy, Volunteer
Jade Ong, BA, Intern
Sara Makaretz, BA, Intern
Nitzah Gebhard, BA, Research Coordinator
Lauren Brodsky, BA, Research Coordinator
Nandita Shetty, MS, Neuroimaging Engineer
Manfred Kitzbichler, PhD, Postdoc
Jung Suh, PhD, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Lorin Wilde, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology