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Stephen Gonzalez

Research Coordinator
Stanford University (he/him)

Biography



Hi my name is Stephen, I am a research assistant working with Bruce McCandlis at Stanford University, where I primarily collect and process eye tracking data, as well as implement task design. I recieved my MS in Neuroimaging and Informatics from the University of Southern California, and previously studied Psychology at the California State University of Fullerton as well as Mount San Antonio College. My primary research interests involve studying the neurological development of learning disabilities. I am interested in using MRI to search for neurological markers of learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. I am also interested in utilizing MRI to study the physical manifestations of anxiety, depression, and PTSD in the brain.

Interests

  • Psychology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • MRI based Neuroimaging

Education

  • MS in Neuroimaging and Informatics, 2019
    University of Southern California
  • BA in Psychology, 2018
    California State University, Fullerton
  • AA in Psychology, 2014
    Mt. San Antonio College

Skills




Statistical Software R
Proficient

Matlab
Proficient

Command Line
Proficient

C++
Competent

FSL
FMRIB
Software Library

Data processing & analysis

AFNI
Analysis of
Functional Neuroimages

Data processing & analysis

SPM
Statistical
Parametric Mapping

Data processing & analysis


MRI
Data collection,
proccessing, & analysis

HTML
Novice

CSS
Novice

JavaScript
Novice

Eye-Tracking
Task design & data collection

Experience

Research Technician Assistant, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab
Advisor: Dr. Antonio Rangel
California Institute of Technology
Sep 2019 - Fall 2022

Research Assistant, CANDL Lab
Advisor: Dr. Kristi Clark
University of Southern California
June 2017 - May 2019

Graduate Student, NIIN Program
University of Southern California
Aug 2019 - May 2019

Research Scholar, BD3-REAP
Advisors: Dr. Archana McEligot & Dr. Sam Behseta
California State University, Fullerton
Jan 2017 - May 2018

Featured
Publications &
Presentations

Gonzalez, S., Barakat, R., Rajan, M., Clark, K. (March, 2019). Assessing the Relationship Between Reading Ability and Dyslexia: A Behavioral and fMRI Study. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference. San Francisco, CA.

McEligot, A.J., Cruz, S.S., Gonzalez, S., Pogoda, J.M. (2017). The association between dietary folate supplementation and total folate intakes with depression in a diverse adult population. California Jounal of Health Promotion.

Gonzalez, S., Lynch, K., Orozco, M., & Clark, K. (November, 2017). Dyslexia: Related Behaviors and Neuronal Abnormalities. Poster presentation at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research. Pomona, CA.

Bacigalupi, S., Crawford, J., Gibson, V., Gonzalez, S., & Lohff, I. (April, 2015). Understanding Emotion: How gender plays an important role. Poster presentation at the Western Psychological Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV.