Investigators

Research Personnel

Alana Curewitz, Ph.D.

Alana Curewitz, Ph.D., received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in August 2017. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship and is currently completing her postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology through the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her clinical interests include the assessment of children undergoing chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, and other therapies for the treatment of cancer and metabolic disorders. Her research interests include attention and executive functioning as well as social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in children with RASopathies. In particular, she is interested in better understanding these areas of neuropsychological functioning as they relate to children diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 and Noonan syndrome.

Erin McCoy, B.A.

Erin graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. in biology and psychology. She is currently applying both of those degrees while working as a psychometrist at Hennepin County Medical Center and conducting research in our lab to examine the long term outcomes of transplant on boys with adrenoleukodystrophy.


Lab Alumni

Saakshi Daswani, B.S.

Saakshi recently graduated from Macalester College in Saint Paul, majoring in Neuroscience Studies and minoring in Japanese Language and Culture. She is originally from Mumbai, India. Saakshi is passionate about education and health care and aims to pursue a career path within these fields. She is a huge tennis fan, but an even bigger Roger Federer fan. Saakshi conducted research in our lab and helped to develop accessible educational materials for patients and families with RASopathies.

Saakshi is current employed as a Clinical Research Assistant II at Boston Children's Hospital.

Allison Foy, B.A.

As a research assistant in our lab, Alli conducted parent and child assessments and provided research support for our studies of social-emotional development in children with Noonan syndrome and neurofibromatosis type 1.

Alli is currently a doctoral student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School Psychology program.