Karina Mandujano Rojas


Position Title
TraX Junior Specialist

202 Cousteau Pl., Suite 250, Room 249
Karina earned her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB) and a minor in computer science from the University of California, Davis. She is the TraX junior specialist for the Neurocognitive Development Lab. She previously worked as a research assistant in the Brain Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health Lab as well as in the Psychopathology and Emotion Processing Lab. Here she used her computer science background to develop and adapt programming pipelines to preprocess and analyze functional MRI data to understand how brain connectivity changes with aging, and to examine differences in emotion regulation, network activity, and connectivity between healthy individuals and individuals with schizophrenia. She is interested in investigating how factors like neurodegenerative diseases and aging, impact the brain, especially in terms of connectivity and the impacts that they have on the tasks that we carry out in our daily lives. She plans to pursue an MD/PhD in the future to become a neurologist and continue her work as a researcher.


Education and Degree(s)
  • BS, University of California, Davis