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Elizabeth Espinal

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient, 2021

PhD student Clinical Psychology

Drexel Faculty Mentor: Lila Chrysikou PhD; Maria Schultheis, PhD 

Elizabeth Espinal is thrilled to be joining Drexel University as a first-year clinical psychology PhD student working under the mentorship of Drs. Evangelia Chrysikou and Maria Schultheis. Her current research examines the electrophysiology of sleep rhythms in the brain and aims to uncover the neural mechanisms of offline memory consolidation and rehearsal during sleep, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric memory deficits. Elizabeth is from New York City, and completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience coursework at Queens College, CUNY. She has spent the last two years working with surgical epilepsy patients and human intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) data at North Shore University Hospital under Drs. Ashesh Mehta and Stephan Bickel in the Human Brain Mapping Lab. Formerly a pastry chef, Elizabeth continues to enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, as well as anything outdoors, traveling with her husband, and a good book.

Last updated: April 2021