ANDL Accepting graduate student applicationsSeptember, 2016
We will be searching for new graduate students this year for entry to the PhD program in Fall 2017. If you think that you would be a strong fit for the lab, you are encouraged to apply! Please note that Leah Somerville can accept PhD students through the experimental psychology PhD program (i.e., standard track) but not the Clinical track.
Barbara Braams awarded postdoctoral fellowshipJune, 2016
Dr. Barbara Braams, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab, has been awarded a Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to support her research in the lab for the next two years. Congratulations, Barbara!
CONY VIDAL BUSTAMANTE WINS THESIS AWARDMay, 2016
Constanza (Cony) Vidal Bustamante has been awarded a Psychology Faculty Prize in recognition of the quality of her senior thesis, entitled,
Cognitive and biological underpinnings of reward-control interactions across development". Congratulations, Cony, on your thesis prize and on your graduation with highest honors!
ANDL to conduct Human Connectome Project in DevelopmentAugust, 2016
The ANDL lab will be one of the research sites that will conduct the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development. This study is focused on the development of brain connectivity in a large number of participants (N~1200) aged 5-21, including a longitudinal sub-study focused on pubertal development and brain connectivity. The PIs of this project are from Washington University (David van Essen, Deanna Barch), University of Minnesota (Kathleen Thomas, Essa Yacoub), UCLA (Susan Bookheimer, Mirella Dapretto), and Oxford University (Stephen Smith). The Harvard Gazette wrote an article about the project, see below!
ANDL RECEIVES COLLABORATIVE GRANT WITH MCB LABMay, 2016
Leah Somerville is co-PI on a collaborative grant that has been awarded by the Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University. This grant will support collaborative research with Dr. Takao Hensch (Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology) and Dr. Carolyn Johnson (postdoctoral fellow in the Hensch Lab). Carolyn will be the primary researcher on this project which investigates the effects of early life stress on frontal cortical function and emotional behavior using rodent models. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Leah Somerville receives Mentoring AwardApril, 2016
Leah Somerville has been selected as a recipient of the annual Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award is presented by the Harvard University Graduate Student Council.
Maheen Shermohammed awarded NSF FellowshipMarch, 2016
Maheen Shermohammed, PhD student, is a 2016 recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Maheen!
Alex Rodman awarded dissertation fellowshipMarch, 2016
Alex Rodman, PhD student, was selected as a 2016 recipient of the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Alex!
ERIK NOOK WINS POSTER AWARD AT SASMarch, 2016
Erik Nook, PhD student, received a Poster Award at the 2016 Society for Affective Science meeting for his poster entitled, "A linguistic signature of psychological distancing in emotion regulation". Congratulations, Erik!