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.

Stephanie Langella, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Langella joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2021, after finishing her Ph.D. in Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her main research interests are in the investigation of cognitive and biological markers of the development of Alzheimer's disease, particularly within preclinical stages. Prior projects include investigations of hippocampal subfield contributions to associative memory and of hippocampal topological properties across healthy and pathological aging. In the lab, Stephanie is studying tau accumulation in preclinical autosomal-dominant Alzheimer's disease and how regional tau is associated with cognition. She is also interested in the relationship between Alzheimer's pathology and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Outside of the lab, Stephanie enjoys hiking with her dog, cooking, and (loudly) cheering on Boston sports teams.