Principal Investigators

Carrie L. Saetermoe, Ph.D.

Crist Khachikian, Ph.D.

Gabriela Chavira, Ph.D.

Patty Kwan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Contact Principal Investigator
Gabriela Chavira: gabriela.chavira@csun.edu

Communications Representative
Alina Adamian: alina.adamian@csun.edu


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