Meet our Team
Caltech and the University of Minnesota have come together to identify new possibilities for helping children with ACC.
California Institute of Technology
University of Minnesota
Jed Elison, PhD
Jed Elison is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Child Development, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota. Read More
Lynn K. Paul, PhD
Lynn K. Paul, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology and an Associate Research Professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Dr Paul’s research is broadly focused on understanding the role that cortical connectivity plays in development of higher-order social cognition and the brain’s capacity for reorganization during development. At Caltech, she directs research programs studying brain structure, cognition and social processing in dysgenesis of the corpus callosum and hemispherectomy. She also collaborates with Dr. Ralph Adolphs on studies of social processing and brain structure in adults with psychiatric diagnoses such as autism and anxiety disorders, as well as studies of individuals with congenital bilateral amygdala lesions. Dr. Paul is director of the Psychological Assessment for Research Laboratory at Caltech and principal investigator for the Psychological Assessment Core of the NIH-funded Conte Center for Social Decision Making. / Dr Paul was the founding president of the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC), a not-for-profit that brings families, clinicians, and scientists together in the effort to improve quality of life for people with callosal disorders. She has co-authored two children’s books about callosal agenesis: “ACC and Me” and “Emme and Me.” / Finally, Dr Paul maintains a clinical psychology practice in Pasadena (L.K.Paul and Associates), where she sees adult outpatient psychotherapy clients and conducts neuropsychological assessments on individuals with callosal dysgenesis. Dr Paul received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology from the Department of Neurology, UCLA.
Jasmin recently completed her MA in Clinical Psychology at California State University, Northridge, where her research focused on behavioral and emotion dysregulation. During this time she was an intern at CSUN’s Anxiety and Mood Clinic where she treated individuals with depression and anxiety. She joined the Emotion and Social Cognition Lab at Caltech in 2017 and currently works alongside Dr. Lynn K. Paul studying infants with agenesis of the corpus callosum.
Jed Elison, PhD
Jed Elison is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Child Development, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and acquired postdoctoral training from the California Institute of Technology. His work focuses on children between 3 and 36 months of age, with a particular interest in the immense changes in brain and behavioral development that occur between 6 and 18 months. Clinically, he is focused on identifying incipient behavioral and brain-based biomarkers of risk.
Kirsten Dalrymple, PhD
Dr. Dalrymple completed her Masters and Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College before moving to the Institute of Child Development (ICD) at the University of Minnesota as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in 2013. She is currently a Research Associate in the ELAB in ICD, primarily involved in designing and running eye tracking studies with infants and children. She also studies normal and abnormal face perception in children.
Ella has been a research scientist in the ELAB since July 2017, where she is developing and managing a LORIS database and working on data pipelines and analysis. She is interested in expanding computational methods used in developmental neuroscience research, across behavioral and imaging domains. Ella graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2015, where she received her BA in Math/Computer Science and Psychology. She was a Simons Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at the Marcus Autism Center from 2015-2017.
Eli graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Olaf College in 2015. His interests in autism, neuroscience, and child development brought him to his current role as a Research Scientist in Jed Elison’s ELAB at the University of Minnesota. There he processes survey and eye tracking data and comanages ELAB’s LORIS database. Eli has previously worked in Dr. Aston-Jones neuroscience lab at Rutgers University and as an ABA therapist for children with autism.
Remya is a Staff Scientist at the Emotion and Social Cognition Lab at Caltech. Her interests include using fMRI data analysis to study functional organization in the brain and the development of neuroimaging data processing pipelines for big data management. She is currently working with Dr. Lynn K. Paul on projects involving both of the above and with Dr. Ralph Adolphs on a project involving concurrent electrical stimulation during fMRI in lesion patients.