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 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

Tatiana Mariscal is a second 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.

Michael Sera is a second year graduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies (Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Technologies) at San Francisco State University. Michael was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. His research interests include neuromotor control and functioning, biomechanics, and environmental effects on aging. You may contact him at msera@mail.sfsu.edu

Chloe Gordon-Murer is a second year graduate student in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. She graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development. Her research interests include cognitive and sensorimotor development, and the influence of environmental factors (e.g., socioeconomic status) on development. You may contact Chloe at chloe@mail.sfsu.edu.
Derrick Derakhshan is a first year graduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies (Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Technologies) at San Francisco State University. Derrick graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. His research interests include neuromotor control and functioning, robotics, and exercise physiology. You may contact him at dderakhs@mail.sfsu.edu.
   

Zeus Adonis Cruz is an undergraduate freshman at San Francisco State University studying Electrical Engineering. Zeus was raised in the Mission District of San Francisco. His research interests involve developing bioengineering solutions for the control of neuromotor impairments. You may contact Zeus at zcruz@mail.sfsu.edu.

Rony Santos is a frreshman undergraduate student studying Business Administration with an emphasis in at San Francisco State University. He was born and raised in the vibrant Mission district of San Francisco. You may contact Rony at rsantos9@mail.sfsu.edu.

 

 
 
Former Lab Members
 
Name Period Current Position
Alisa Aguirre 2015-2017 24 Hour Fitness
Erika Aguirre 2015-2016 Manager at Invisalign
Alejandra Padilla 2016 MSc at University of Wisconsin Madison
Surya Bhatti 2016 Palmer College of Chiropractic
Elizabeth Delgado 2016 Worlds Gym
Darioush Ebadat 2016 Rehabilitation Aide at Select Medical
Aaron Encarcion 2017  
Elizabeth Heredia 2016  
Brenton Kanno 2017 Rehabilitation Aide at Select Physical Therapy
Abraham Musallam 2015-2016 MSc in Nursing at UC Davis
Michael Morrisroe 2016  
David Navarro 2016  
Christopher Portillo 2016  
Natalie Rios 2016 Practice Coordinator at UCSF Medical Center
Daniel Sanchez 2015-2016  
Rachel Southard 2017 Medical Student at Western University (WUCOMP)
Jordan Sotero 2016  
Mariya Starostina 2016  
Derek Swilley II 2015 United States Marine Corps
Ronald Wu 2016 San Jose State University Occupational Therapy