Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Cognitive Science - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Graduate Degree

MSc in Cognitive Science - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders
Computational psychiatry
Behavioral disorders
Animal behavior
Brain-machine interface
Evolutionary anthropology
Sensory substitution
Brain imaging
Chronic pain




Helbig, I., Lopez-Hernandez, T., Shor, O., Galer, P., Ganesan, S., Pendziwiat, M.,...GRIN Consortium. ”A Recurrent Missense Variant in AP2M1 Impairs Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis and Causes Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy.” Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Jun 6;104(6):1060-1072. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.04.001. Epub 2019 May 16.

Gan, J., Cai, Q., Galer, P., Ma, D., Chen, X., Huang, J., Huang, J.,...Luo, R. ”Mapping the knowledge structure and trends of epilepsy genetics over the past decade: A co-word analysis based on medical subject headings (MeSH) terms.” Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Aug;98(32):e16782. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000016782.

Gan, J., Galer, P., Ma, D., Chen, C., Xiong, T. ”The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019 Nov;29(9):670-687. doi: 10.1089/cap.2019.0059. Epub 2019 Aug 1.


Jensen, M. P., Galer, P. D., Johnson, L. L., George, H. R., Mendoza, M. E., Gertz, K. J. ”The Associations Between Pain-Related Beliefs, Pain Intensity, and Patient Functioning: Hypnotizability as a Moderator.” Clin J Pain. 2016 Jun;32(6):506-12. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000294.