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Goodbye Ali and Mia!

Winston Chiong
May 17, 2019

Tonight we shared a lot of laughs and also a few tears to celebrate two lab members who have brought so much to our group, and who are now moving on to exciting new phases of their careers. I am so proud of Ali Zahir and Mia Borzello, leaving the lab for medical school at UCSF and a PhD in Cognitive Science at UCSD (respectively), and grateful for all they have done to help grow our lab. I’m so glad we had a chance to get together to commemorate the time we’ve spent together, over vegan sushi (yum!) and vegan cheesecake (ehh…). Can’t wait to see what you two do next, and also to catch up the next time you’re in town (Mia) or break free from exams and rotations (Ali)!

Decision Lab dinner at Indochine Vegan Restaurant


NIH BRAIN Initiative Working Group Video!

Ali Zahir
April 25, 2019

Our very own Winston Chiong was featured in a video where he and other members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative’s Neuroethics Working group (NEWG) discuss the importance of neuroethics and neuroethical implications of BRAIN tools and technologies:


Happy Birthday Winston!

Ali Zahir
March 25, 2019

In celebration of Winston’s birthday our lab members came together to surprise him with perhaps the most picturesque cake ever.

photo of Happy Birthday Winston!

Volunteering at St. Anthony's!

Madhu Manivannan
February 9, 2019

This past Saturday, our team woke up bright and early to volunteer at St. Anthony’s Free Clothing Program in the Tenderloin! St. Anthony’s is an incredible organization that provides comprehensive support for San Franciscans living in poverty. We helped process, quality check, and hang clothing so it’s accessible for the nearly 10,000 guests each year that receive free clothing through this program. We hope to continue volunteering in different organizations around SF, giving back to the community while enjoying some quality team-bonding time!

photo of Volunteering at St. Anthony's!
Our lab, with a few extra friends!