Gail Tripp, Professor, PI of the Unit


Emi Furukawa, PhD, Group Leader

I've had the privilege to work with the Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit/Children's Research Center since when it was first established!

I received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University, completed an internship and residency in child psychology, and maintain a clinical psychology license in Virginia, USA. I am fluent in Japanese and English. My research focuses on reinforcement processing in ADHD, ranging from experimental imaging and behavioral studies to evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of translating these basic knowledge into to practice (caregiver training). I hope our work will lead to improved assessment and treatment for ADHD and will help many children and their families! 


Dr. Catherine Williams, Staff Scientist

My role within the CRC is to guide the assessment and diagnosis of our wonderful volunteers!  I am a clinical neuropsychologist by training, having completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Idaho State University in 2017 and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2019.  I have been working with the Tripp Unit since 2022 and continue to maintain an active license to practice psychology in the state of Vermont.

My clinical interests are broad, ranging from ADHD to movement disorders to intractable epilepsy.  I love my clinical work, but I have always been fascinated by research that explores how our brains regulate desire and reward.  In the CRC, I get to enjoy both!

Shizuka Shimabukuro, Staff Scientist

Mana Oguchi, Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Emi Nakanishi, Technician

Ryoko Uchida, Technician

Juli Cornett, Technician

Hend Samniya, Ph.D. Student

Izabela Stefania Porebska, Ph.D. Student

Kokila Dilhani Perera, Ph.D. Student

Ayame Munoz, Research Unit Administrator

Yuko Goto, Project Administrator