Congratulations, Isaac!

by Erin

Isaac Mirzadegan, one of our recently-graduated DiSH RAs, just landed an awesome research job at the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley! Isaac has been a stellar research assistant in the DiSH Lab for over two years, and we are so proud of his accomplishments.

Here’s what Isaac has to say about his new position at UC Berkeley:

“I will be working as a project coordinator on a transdiagnostic sleep and circadian treatment to improve community Severe Mental Illness (SMI) outcomes, within the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley.

Working as a staff researcher in the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic with Dr. Allison Harvey is basically the dream job. The study that I’ll be working on in particular is a community treatment study, which targets sleep and circadian disruptions within people who meet criteria for SMI – community members with the greatest need for treatment.
I was fortunate enough to find this position by reaching out directly to Dr. Harvey at the right time. I had sent out quite a few email inquiries to professors whose research interests aligned with my own, and Dr. Harvey responded that her lab was actively accepting applications for a research associate! I plan to work in this fantastic lab for a year before applying to doctoral programs in clinical psychology.
I first became interested in research during my sophomore year as an R.A. in the DiSH Lab, gaining invaluable experience working on a multitude of DiSH studies. Additionally, I received an astounding amount of mentorship and support from Dr. T, Laura, Britt, and Angela. I also worked in the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and completed an honors thesis through that lab. I believe it was a combination of my research experience at UCLA, the support of many awesome professors and grad students, and my persistence in looking for a position of the perfect fit that allowed me to land this stellar job. Huge thanks to everyone in the DiSH Lab!!!”
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Congratulations, again, Isaac! We’ll miss seeing you around our lab, but we know that you’ll be an incredible project coordinator up at Cal!

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