Joaquin A. Anguera, PhD

Joaquin A. Anguera, PhD
PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, UCSF
Director of the Digital Health Core in the Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

Phone: (415) 502-7322
Fax: (415) 401-0919
Email: [email protected]

UCSF Profiles

Digital Health Core

Joaquin Anguera's webpage on Gazzaley Lab site

Neuroscape Lab

Research interests:

The body of research I developed during my graduate and postdoctoral training focused on characterizing & augmenting aspects of skill acquisition & cognitive control using behavioral and neuroimaging technologies. Creating a unique line of research that built upon these domains has involved a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, with these efforts centered on healthy young and older adults, as well as clinical populations involving ADHD, autism, and depressed individuals amongst others. My current work leverages state-of-the-art technological approaches to create i) advanced training tools to remediate cognitive deficiencies (see our cover story in Nature, Anguera et al., 2013) and ii) sophisticated approaches using mobile technology to robustly characterizing individual abilities outside of the laboratory (Anguera et al., 2016). Thus, the combination of my expertise in concert with those of the assembled team, highlight the potential to achieve the goals set forth in this proposed application.

Professional Honors and Awards:

  • 1999-2000 Dean’s List (Spring, Winter quarters), UCSD
  • 2001-2003 Dean’s List (all 4 semesters), CSUN
  • 2006-2008 Minority Predoctoral Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities (NIH; 3 years salary)
  • 2007 University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Dissertation Research Grant
  • 2009-2010 Minority Postdoctoral Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities (NIH; 2 years salary)
  • 2010-2013 UCSF Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA; 3 years of salary)
  • 2011-2014 NIH Loan Repayment Program recipient
  • 2013 Ambassador for UCSF 2.0 ‘An Experiment to Identify Bold Ideas for the Future’
  • 2014 UCSF 150th Anniversary “Young Innovator Awardee”
  • 2014 UCSF School of Medicine Technology Transformation Grant
  • 2014 UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) Grant

Selected Publications:

  1. Anguera, J.A., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Willingham, D.T., and Seidler, R.D. (2010). Contributions of spatial working memory to visuomotor adaptation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Sep; 22(9): 1917-30. PMID: 19803691
  2. Anguera, J.A., Seidler, R. D., & Gehring, W. J. (2009). Changes in error monitoring during sensorimotor adaptation. Journal of Neurophysiology. Sep;102(3):1868-79. PMID: 19605614
  3. Anguera, J.A., Lyman, K., Zanto, T.P., Bollinger, J. and Gazzaley, A. (2013). Reconciling the influence of task-set switching and motor inhibition processes on stop signal after-effects. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:649. PMCID: PMC3781352
  4. Anguera, J.A., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Willingham, D.T., and Seidler, R.D. (2011). Failure to engage spatial working memory contributes to age-related declines in visuomotor learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Jan;23(1):11-25. PMID: 20146609
  5. Anguera, J.A. and Gazzaley, A. (2012). Dissociation of motor and sensory inhibition processes in normal aging. Clinical Neurophysiology. 123(4), 730-40. PMCID: PMC3269557
  6. Anguera, J.A., Bernard, J., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Jaeggi, S.M., Buschkuehl, M., Benson, B.L., Jennett, S.,Humfleet, J., Jonides, J., & Seidler, R.D. (2012). The effects of working memory resource depletion and training on sensorimotor adaptation. Behavioural Brain Research. 228(1):107-15. PMCID: PMC3264800
  7. Anguera, J.A., Boccanfuso, J., Rintoul, J.L., Al-Hashimi, O., Faraji, F., Janowich, J., Kong E., Laraburro, Y., Rolle, C., Johnston, E., & Gazzaley, A. (2013). Video game training enhances cognitive control abilities in older adults. Nature. 501 (7465): 97-101. PMCID: PMC3983066
  8. Anguera, J.A., Jordan, J.T., Castaneda, D, Gazzaley, A., Areán, P.A. (2016). Conducting a fully mobile and randomised clinical trial for depression: access, engagement and expense. BMJ Innovations. 0: p. 1-8. PMCID: PMC4067257