2020 SUMMER INTERNS
Elika Eshghi is studying Neuroscience and on the pre-med track at Boston College. She joined the lab as a summer research intern in June 2019 and is interested in studying the different brain stimulation treatments and therapies for polytrauma and TBI patients. She is currently working on a literature review investigating virtual reality based rehabilitation in polytrauma populations.
Siddhi Shah is a rising sophomore at Rutgers University, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In the past, Siddhi has been involved in wet-lab research and is eager to explore clinical neuroscience research through the polytrauma system of care. This summer, she is working with Dr. Phillips to investigate biological markers and brain connectivity as predictors of response for rTMS therapy in TBI patients.
Hi! My name is Nathan Palamuttam and I am one of the interns this year at the VA! I am a rising junior attending Bellarmine College Preparatory. I joined the VA about a year ago in order to work on their VR study, which found a correlation between virtual reality and reduced heart rate and anxiety. This summer, I am working with Dr. Greenlaugh in order to find out the effects of virtual reality on veterans’ health and well being!
Anthony Liu is currently a rising senior at Saratoga High School. He has spent over 200 hours volunteering/shadowing at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. At the VA, he shadowed Joshua Abella in the Cardiology Department and Russell Sanchez in the Pathology Department. This summer, Anthony is working with Dr. Coetzee on a study regarding the effect of TMS on executive function measured through a computerized test battery called WebNeuro.