I am a PhD student at the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, and have a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. My interests are in developing analysis methods and open-source software for brain imaging with applications in pain research.


G Riegner, G Posey, V Oliva, Y Jung, W Mobley, F Zeidan. Disentangling self from pain: mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief is driven by thalamic-default mode network decoupling. PAIN

A Jinich, E Garland, J Baumgartner, N Gonzalez, G Riegner, J Birenbaum, L Case, F Zeidan. Neurophysiological mechanisms supporting mindfulness meditation–based pain relief: an updated review. Current Pain and Headache Reports

G Riegner. Thesis on recognition memory for melody. USC undergraduate neuroscience program