Arkadiy was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved with his family to Bronx, New York when he was 9 years old. He attended Hampshire College where he studied film and Cornell University, where he majored in Psychology. Prior to joining Stanford’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lab, Arkadiy worked at Harvard Medical School on a project investigating associative learning patterns in abstinent alcoholics. He is currently coordinating several fMRI projects within our lab. Outside of work, Arkadiy enjoys writing, running, and exploring new hiking trails of the Bay Area.