Isabella Lalena

Isabella Lalena

Isabella Lalena

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, neuronal morphology and connectivity, psychiatric and neurological disorders

Isabella Lalena is a first-year Master's student in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program within the Psychology Department of George Mason University. She conducts research in Dr. James Thompson's Computational Social Neuroscience Group (CSNG), as well as reconstructs three-dimensional neurons for with Dr. Giorgio Ascoli's Neuron Data Processing Team (NDPT). In addition, she is the treasurer for the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO) and is a member of Students in Neuroscience (SiN). 

Current Research

Isabella Lalena's current research investigates the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to cortical regions on subcortical activation and neurotransmitter levels through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). 


B.S. Psychology, Neuroscience - George Mason University (2019)