Postdoctoral Fellow Juliet Davidow receives grant

December, 2016

Juliet Davidow, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab, has been awarded a grant from the Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship at Harvard University. This funding will support a new project focused on changes in learning and decision making across development. Congratulations, Juliet!

Juliet Davidow's research featured on NPR

October, 2016

Juliet Davidow, postdoctoral fellow in the lab, recently published her dissertation work in Neuron. This research demonstrates how adolescents can excel over adults in certain kinds of learning. This work was also featured on NPR, see below for link!

Katherine Powers awarded grant

September, 2016

Katherine Powers, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the lab, has been awarded a research grant from the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative at Harvard University. This funding will support a new project on updating impressions of peers in adolescents and adults. Congratulations, Katie!

ANDL Accepting graduate student applications

September, 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 fellowship

June, 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!


May, 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 Development

August, 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!


May, 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 Award

April, 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 Fellowship

March, 2016

Maheen Shermohammed, PhD student, is a 2016 recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Maheen!