Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Courtney Chane, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 2022 with a B.S. in Psychology-Neuroscience. While at Penn State, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant on several studies. In 2020, under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Dennis, I worked in the Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab (CAN Lab). This lab examined the effects of aging on episodic memory using behavioral and neuroimaging methods. In 2021, under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Wagner, I worked in the Wagner lab on the ELSI project. The ELSI project evaluated the ethical, legal, and social implications of biometric data in the United States. In 2022, I continued working in the Wagner Lab; however, I switched focus to the FACTS (the Feasibility and Assessment of a Cascade Traceback Screening program) project. This project explored the contours of the HIPAA Public Health Exception and assessed whether it is a viable pathway for implementing a cascade traceback screening program for ovarian cancer.

I am beyond excited to work in the Loggia lab, where I will continue developing my research skills and scope of knowledge, especially on chronic pain and neuroimaging. I will be working on a new study examining neuroinflammation in patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, using advanced dMRI. I am thrilled to begin working on this study and look forward to the knowledge and skills I will obtain and share throughout the process.