Postdoctoral Fellows

Enmanuelle Pardilla-Delgado, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Pardilla-Delgado joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2017, after finishing his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. His main research interests are memory, sleep and their interaction. His past research focused on the consolidation of gist-based false memories after a period of acute stress or a night of sleep.

Enma’s interests in the lab include investigating functional changes in the brain, particularly in memory-relevant structures, in preclinical autosomal-dominant Alzheimer’s disease, and how these relate to AD pathology biomarkers. He is also interested in studying sleep patterns and physiology and their relation to AD pathology and progression. He enjoys playing video games, basketball (although he hasn’t done it in ages), Doctor Who, Latin dancing, and going to the gym.

Dorothee Schoemaker, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Schoemaker joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2019, after finishing her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her research interests lie in the investigation of innovative biomarkers to identify aging individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. She also aims to improve our understanding of relationships between cerebrovascular diseases and various neuropathological processes. In the lab, Dorothee will study individuals with CADASIL, a genetic condition leading to early cerebrovascular changes and progressive cognitive impairments. This population will allow characterizing the consequences of cerebrovascular changes, in the absence of confounding factors typically associated with aging. In her free time, Dorothee enjoys outdoor adventures, trying new breweries in Boston, traveling, learning new things and going to live music shows.