NeuroTech Lab: Team

Faculty

Professor Charmayne Hughes

Professor Charmayne Hughes is a Health Equity Institute Associate Professor of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D in motor behavior from Purdue University in 2010, and completed her postdoctoral work at Bielefeld University, the Technical University of Munich, and Nanyang Technological University. Using her background in motor control neuroscience and engineering she seeks to elucidate the the impact of violence and trauma on underlying neurocognitive and neuromotor functioning, and to develop scientific, engineering and technological solutions that benefit resource-constrained and vulnerable populations. You may contact Dr. Hughes at cmhughes@sfsu.edu.

Lab Members

Alisa Aguirre

Alisa Aguirre recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Movement Science and Neuromotor Control emphasis) from SF State. Her master's thesis aimed to evaluate a relatively low-cost accelerometer for upper-extremity post-stroke motor assessment that could be used in rehabilitation clinics in resource-constrained communities. Alisa received her BS in Neuroscience from University of California. You may contact Alisa at aaguirr1@mail.sfsu.edu.

 

Tatiana MariscalTatiana Mariscal is a first year Graduate Research Assistant in the HEI’s NeuroTech Lab working on Project Iceberg. She graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Special Education minor). She was born and raised in Peru and moved to San Francisco with her mother and brother. Tatiana’s research interest involves intimate partner violence within the adolescent immigrant population.  You may contact Tatiana at tatianam@mail.sfsu.edu.

 
Geraldine Genetiano is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University. She is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She currently resides in San Francisco where she interns for the Sandler Neurosciences Center and works as a research assistant for the NeuroTech Lab. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, painting, and reading history books. You may contact Geraldine at ggenetia@mail.sfsu.edu
 
Alex Greene is a graduating senior at San Francisco State University majoring in Kinesiology (Movement Science emphasis) and minoring in Holistic Health. He was born and raised in San Jose, California. After graduating Alex will be returning to San Jose to continue schooling at Palmer Chiropractic College in order to pursue his passion as a Chiropractor and Massage Therapist. He enjoys travelling, reading fiction books, rock climbing, swimming, participating in traditional martial arts and MMA, cycling, running, and working out. You may contact him at agreene@mail.sfsu.edu
 

Brenton Kanno is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science. Brenton was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to San Francisco. He is currently working as a research assistant in the NeuroTech Lab as an undergraduate researcher. His research interests include neuromotor control and functioning, and physiological adaptations from disuse, injury, and training.

 

 

 

Michael Morrisoe is a graduating senior at San Francisco State University. He is pursing a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise and Movement Science. After graduating he plans to work as an EMT for a year before applying to medical schools around the world. You may contact him at mikeymo@mail.sfsu.edu

 

 

Abraham Musallam is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University. He is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science/Neuromuscular control. Abe was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He is currently an undergraduate researcher in the NeuroTech Lab. Abe is working with a team of undergraduate researchers to investigate the neurocognitive deficits associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) related traumatic brain injury (TBI). His research interests include neuromotor control and functioning, and exercise physiology. Abe plans on graduating in Spring 2017 and hopes to work in a clinical setting for several years before applying to Physician’s Assistant graduate programs. You may contact Abe at abraham.musallam@gmail.com

 

David Navarro has a BSc from San Francisco State University (Kinesiology with an emphasis on Movement Science/Neuromuscular control). David was born and raised in San Francisco, California. His research interest include biomechanics, neuromotor control and functioning. He is working on a project examining sexual violence victimization and perpetration on SF State campus. You may contact him at danavar@mail.sfsu.edu

 

Natalie Rios is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University. She is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise and Movement Science and is involved in research to understand the function, neuromotor control, and biomechanics associated with upper extremity prosthetics. After she graduates in Spring 2017 she plans on working as a physical therapy aide while she applies to physical therapy schools. You may contact her at nrios@mail.sfsu.edu 

 

Michael Sera is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University. He is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science/Neuromuscular control. Michael was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. His research interests include neuromotor control and functioning, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. He plans on graduating Spring 2017 and aims to apply to doctorate programs to pursue a career in physical therapy. You may contact him at msera@mail.sfsu.edu

 

Rachel Southard is an undergraduate senior at San Francisco State University. She is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise and Movement Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. Rachel was born and raised in the Bay Area. In the NeuroTech Lab, Rachel is assisting in research regarding the assessment of traumatic brain injury from domestic violence. After she graduates in Spring 2017, she intends to work in a clinical setting while she applies to medical school. You may contact Rachel at rsouthar@mail.sfsu.edu
 
 

Former Lab Members

  • Erika Aguirre
  • Derek Swilley II
  • Daniel Sanchez
  • Darioush Ebadat
  • Christopher Portillo
  • Jordan Sotero
  • Ronald Wu
  • Elizabeth Heredia
  • Elizabeth Delgado
  • Lorenz Bautista
  • Surya Bhatti
  • Mariya Starostina