Nelson Laboratory | Administrative Staff

Lab Administrator

Astryaal Graham  (contact Astryaal Graham) I joined the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2020 as the administrative associate after receiving my bachelor's in science in Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology from Emmanuel College. I am excited to be working in such a busy and supportive environment and to continue my professional development.

Research Administrator

Colleena YouColleena You (contact Colleena You) I joined the Division of Developmental Medicine in 2016 as a Research Administrator responsible for managing research funds and grant submissions. I graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration and have 10+ years of experience working in the grants administration field at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. I'm excited to apply my expertise with DDM researchers in order to facilitate the inspiring ongoing research activities.


Technology & Training Specialist

Graham Holt HeadshotGraham Holt, MA (contact Graham Holt) I received my bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science with a concentration in Physics from Whittier College (Whittier, CA) in 2001. I joined the technical support team at Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (Eugene, OR) in 2003 where I became familiar with cognitive neuroscience, technical training, dense array EEG and international travel. I received my master’s degree in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016. I joined Dr. Nelson’s lab in 2013 as the lab’s Technical and Training Specialist where I am responsible for anything equipment related (ie: maintenance, repair, acquisition, configuration, creation…) and provide creative solutions to the problems that arise in a research environment out of the affectionately titled Office of Creative Solutions.

In a given day I may be molding, designing, grinding, soldering, 3D printing, hot gluing, sewing, wrangling with equipment vendors or solving any number of technical problems that arise. I have been told that I am a Jack of All Trades, and that is a fair description. If you see someone in an aloha shirt running around the lab, that’s probably me.