Meditation Research Team
The Shamatha Project involves a collaborative team of over 40 investigators and consulting scientists from universities across the United States and Europe.
Clifford Saron, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
Current Staff and Trainees:
Jen Pokorny, Ph.D. (Project Scientist)
Chivon Powers, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Alex Norman, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Brandon King (Ph.D. Candidate)
Anthony Zanesco (Ph.D. Candidate)
Alea Skwara (Ph.D. Student)
Quinn Conklin (Ph.D. Student)
Kezia Wineberg (Junior Specialist)
Sarah Huffman (Junior Specialist)
Baljinder Sahdra, Ph.D.
Emilio Ferrer, Ph.D.
George R. Mangun, Ph.D.
Phillip Shaver, Ph.D.
Alan Wallace, Ph.D.
Former Staff and Trainees:
Stephen Aichele, Ph.D.
David Bridwell, Ph.D.
Tonya Jacobs, Ph.D.
Shiri Lavy, Ph.D.
Katherine MacLean, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Susan Bauer-Wu, Ph.D. (U Virginia)
Karen Bales, Ph.D. (UC Davis)
Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D. (Stanford)
Elissa Epel, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Hirokata Fukushima, Ph.D. (Kansai U)
Paul Grossman, Ph.D. (U Basel Hospital)
Perla Kaliman, Ph.D.
Jue Lin, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Synthia Mellon, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D. (UC Santa Barbara)
Jonathan Smallwood, Ph.D. (U York)
Ruth Baer, Ph.D. (U Kentucky)
Richard Davidson, Ph.D. (U Wisconsin-Madison)
Mingzhou Ding (U Florida)
Paul Ekman, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Barry Giesbrecht, Ph.D. (UC Santa Barbara)
Amishi Jha, Ph.D. (U Miami)
Antoine Lutz, Ph.D. (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, CNRL)
Margaret Kemeny, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
Charles Raison, M.D. (Emory)
Matthieu Ricard (Shechen Monastery)
Manish Saggar, Ph.D. (Stanford)
Akaysha Tang, Ph.D. (U New Mexico)
Ewa Wojciulik, Ph.D. (UC Davis)
Owen Wolkowitz, M.D. (UC San Francisco)