Lab Members


Photo: courtesy of David Keough, BUMCKarin Schon, Ph.D. (email Prof. Schon)

Dr. Schon is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine where she is the director of the Brain Plasticity and Neuroimaging Laboratory. She also holds appointments with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Center for Memory and Brain, and the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 and did her postdoctoral research with Prof. Chantal Stern at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Center for Memory and Brain. Her research focuses on brain plasticity, cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging and uses functional and structural MRI, exercise physiology, and behavioral methods, as well as biomarker assays.


Post-Doctoral Associates:



Graduate Students:

Michael Rosario, B.S. (email Michael)

Michael Rosario_websiteMichael is a 6th-year graduate student in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience. Michael graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of the Virgin Islands and was in the STaRS program at BU for the summer of 2016.  He is interested in cognitive neuroscience and health psychology research. At ABRCMS 2016, Michael won best poster in the neuroscience category for the research he did during summer 2016 in our lab! He also completed his senior thesis in the lab. In his free time he enjoys hiking and exploring new places.

Razan Alotaibi, M.B.B.S. (email Razan)

Razan is a 5th-year graduate student in the Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology. Razan also did her master’s thesis in the lab.

Rayven-Nikkita Collins

Nikkita is a 2nd-year Master’s student in the Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology.


Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, and Lab Managers:



Post-Bac Students

Tatianna Parker

Tatianna is a Post-Baccalaureate student through the BU PREP program.


Undergraduate Students:



Lab Alumni:

Samantha Davis
Arjun Batra (STaRS’22)
Shiraz Mumtaz
Stephanie Gonzalez-Gil
Shantalle Martinez (STaRS’21)
Reyna Gariepy (STaRS’20)
Rachel Nauer Wehr, Ph.D. (email Rachel; LinkIn with Rachel)
Kathryn Kern Jamison, Ph.D. (email Katie)
Andrew Whiteman, B.A.
Corey Kronman, M.S.
Natalie Cherry B.A.
Victoria Gomez B.A.
Benjamin Coleman B.A.
Alexander Delgado B.A.
José Romo Corrales B.A.
Natalia Lopez B.S.
Michelle Sibol
Diana Abbas
Andrea Heard, B.A.
Andrew Goss, B.S., M.S.
Andres Velez Lopez, B.S., M.S.
Yongho Christopher Jo, B.S., M.S.
Sarah Savoy
Olivia Lanman, B.A.
Natalia Torres, B.A., M.S.
Madeline Brendle
Samantha Muyalde
Reagan Katulege
Jan Stasinski, M.A.
Matthew Dunne, B.A.
Nicolle De Siqueira, M.S.
Zachary Croll-Nesbeth
Marina Richie, B.A., M.A.
Sheba Antony
Amara Ayoub, M.S.
Karim Hussain Ismat, M.S.


Last updated: 9/15/22