Marie Banich, Ph.D. (Executive Director)
Nicole Speer, Ph.D. (Director of Operations)
Teryn Wilkes, RT(R)(MR) (Lead MRI Research Technologist)

Scanning Teams

Teryn Wilkes, RT(R)(MR) (Lead MRI Research Technologist) Manages Day-to-day of things directly related to the magnet, MRI safety, supervise on-call technologist

Keli, Keely, Pat, and, Kenda the On-Call MRI Technologists, provide support to all our study teams to facilitate our center’s ability to scan research participants seven days a week and evenings.

Abigail Adams (INC Research Assistant)

  • INC Research Assistants scan with 2-4 labs consistently whilst communicating with all labs to track their scanner and INCtern needs to progress towards set goals for the program. Assisting in program development such as adding training modules, leading training, and leading the hiring process. 


Leadership Team

Marie Banich, Ph.D. (Executive Director)
Nicole Speer, Ph.D. (Director of Operations)
Rosie Kaiser, Ph.D.
McKell Carter
Veronica Koral (Coordinator for Research Training and Education);

  •  INCtern Program Development and Supervision. Works with more of the overall picture of the program and the professional development of each INCtern. Also works as INC Program assistant which includes aspects like MRI scheduling, onboarding new users, and serving as the main contact for Labs.


Data Analyst Team


Lena Sherbakov (Data Scientist)

  • Supporting users in data and analysis needs: setting up a rapport with Research Computing, managing data infrastructure, troubleshooting issues with our data storage (PetaLibrary) and data compute (Blanca), creating and running an algorithm to schedule MRI scans.


Amy Hegarty (Data Analyst) 

  • Supports data analytic needs for all INC clients including development, implementation, and testing of new neuroimaging analytic workflows. Additional responsibilities include advancement of FAIR data principles for all INC-supported data analyses.


Denny Schaedig (Workflow Automation Engineer)

  • Maintaining the room scheduling, invoicing, building capacity, data quality reporting, data/pdf uploading, user & study onboarding/tracking scripts. Ensuring tracking systems are accurately tracking INC users and reporting systems are conveying correct and pertinent information for INC staff. Updating scripts to properly work with Google Scripts’ current functionality or when requested to improve functionality. Routinely reading execution logs to spot bugs and ensure scripts work properly.