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Anna Xu

I'm a third year PhD student in the Psychology Department, advised by Russell Poldrack. My research focuses on developing and using precision neuroimaging techniques to study neural plasticity. This approach entails collecting large amounts of data per participant to develop reliable and precise models of how the brain changes over time with experience. Before Stanford, I completed my bachelor's in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University and then worked as a data analyst for 2 years at the Penn Lifespan Informatics & Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC) in the University of Pennsylvania. There, I primarily focused on systematically evaluating the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for biomarker development for chronic pain.