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TANYA T. NGUYEN, M.D. , is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She is a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of older adults with neuropsychiatric disorders. Nguyen’s research aims to identify mechanisms of cognitive and biological aging in mental illnesses. Her current work is focused on the relationship between the gut microbiome and brain/behavior. She is the principal investigator of National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Award to investigate the gut microbiota in schizophrenia and how it may contribute to cognitive impairment and accelerated aging in this population. Nguyen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in clinical psychology. DILIP V. JESTE, M.D., is senior associate dean for healthy aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California, San Diego, His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 14 books, including Wiser (Sounds True, 2020), an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom. He is past president of the American Psychiatric Association and editor-in-chief of International Psychogeriatrics . He served as chief of the Units on Movement Disorders and Dementias at the National Institutes of Health, and later won its Mental Health MERIT Award. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Jeste obtained psychiatry training in Mumbai, India. In the US, he completed his psychiatry residency at Cornell and his neurology residency at George Washington University. LISA FELDMAN BARRETT, PH.D. , is co-director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Mass General. She is also Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University. In addition to the books Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made , Barrett has published over 250 peer- reviewed, scientific papers appearing in Science , Nature Neuroscience , and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press. She has also given a popular TED talk with over six million views. KAREN S. QUIGLEY, PH.D., is co-director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Professor of Psychology at Northeastern. Her work focuses on individual differences in emotional and affective experience, how humans utilize information from the body in creating emotional experience, and how emotional experiences impact behavior, cognitions, and health. Quigley received her Ph.D. in psychobiology from The Ohio State University and has published more than 100 scientific papers. ELISE OBERLIESEN is a freelance journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times , the Chicago Tribune , Colorado Daily , AAA HomeandAway Magazine and websites such as AARP.com, nurse.com, and the Colorado Health Foundation. When Oberliesen is not glued to the laptop researching or writing, she spends time lifting weights, skiing, or creating mixed media art. She has two sons and a fur baby called Chester. She earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and now lives in Denver, CO.

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