Enrique López, PsyD, is a research neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Calif. His past titles at Cedars-Sinai include Head of the Psychology Section and the Director of the Health Psychology training program. He has deep experience as part of multidisciplinary teams, including time spent as part of Cedars-Sinai’s departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed the Clinical Scholars Program, an innovative program that provides funding, career guidance, education and skill acquisition for aspiring clinical scientists working at the medical center. In 2011, he was granted a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) award from the National Institute of Health.
Dr. López completed a post-doctorate fellowship in neuropsychology with specialties in pediatric, adult, cross-cultural, and health-related issues at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. From 2000 to 2004, he worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in their HIV Mental Health Services program. He obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. Lopez received his undergraduate degree in psychology, with a minor in Spanish literature, from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Thomas Holton is a website and database administrator and applications developer for the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA. His extensive background as a scientific programmer began more than 2 decades ago at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with the creation of programs for predicting polyalanine secondary structure and its folding pathways in the Department of Chemistry. From 1997-2000, he continued his passion for scientific data design at Texas A&M’s Department of Biochemistry, with the design, programming, testing and maintenance of software used in the automatic determination of protein structures from X-ray diffraction data of protein crystals. Since then he has worked to support medical research with technological support, management and development. His current work includes database integration and analysis, proteomics and genomics informatics investigations, the creation of servers for research endeavors and more.
The Technology Transfer Office commercializes the inventions and discoveries of Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists, and protects these innovations through the patent process. The office’s work is aimed at enabling the utilization of the innovations and discoveries of Cedars-Sinai experts to develop healthcare products and therapeutics to improve patients' quality of life.