This past Friday, our lab hosted Brain Academy, an extension of UNC’s Tar Heel Preview Day–and it was a blast! Local teens had fun interacting with (actual) sheep brains, understanding the brain, and becoming familiar with EEG and fMRI. Check out the gallery for more pictures!
As Paul wraps up his graduate school career, he landed a position as a postdoc at University College London’s Max Planck Centre for Computational Psychiatry. Huge congrats to him! No worries are necessary as we know that he is going to do some amazing research!
Dr. Duell attended the Adolescent Brain Workshop hosted by the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS), organized by Dr. Laurence Steinberg–her former advisor. Speakers were: BJ Casey, Ron Dahl, Sarah-Jane Blakemore, and Eveline Crone. Other attendees included neuroscientists, researchers, clinical practitioners, and lawyers from all across the world (England, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, US, Uruguay). Molto bene, Natasha!
A few members of the DSNLab attended this year’s FLUX Conference in Berlin, Germany. Jorien, one of DSNLab’s alumni, also attended and rejoined with everyone! Dr. Telzer spoke during the event on the “Underrepresentation of Cultural Diversity and High-Risk Samples in Research on Adolescent Motivational Processes” and why this is problematic for our understanding of fundamental neural processes.
First-year graduate students Nathan Jorgensen and Seh-Joo Kwon and post-doctoral fellow Natasha Duell have entered the lab! Welcome aboard, teammates! We are happy to have you become a part of the DSNLab family and wish you fortune and success as researchers in the lab.
The DSNLab has experienced a change in dynamics regarding lab personnel within the past two months. Recently, our two post-docs, Jorien and Tae-Ho, have made their grand departure. Dr. van Hoorn returns to the Netherlands as she continues her research there; Dr. Lee will be at Virginia Tech this fall, starting his first year as a professor. We wish you two the best of fortune, and you both will always be a part of the DSNLab family!
Goodbyes are permanent, and so a “See you later” suffices. Our lab manager, Susannah Ivory, is off to graduate school at Penn State University this fall, specializing in I/O Psychology. Her dedication to her work within the lab is both admirable and exemplary. See you soon, future Dr. Ivory! You will forever be a part of the DSNLab family!
Our beloved Carina is leaving us to go on to experience the grad-school life! To celebrate, we went to Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery. She will be attending Duke University this fall, specializing in clinical psychology. We will see you later, Dr. Fowler! You are forever a part of the DSNLab family!
Ayaon Yadav, a rising senior who attends Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC, is our new summer intern! Through Enloe Medical Bio-Science Academy (MBSA), an organization within Enloe High School that focuses on student career development, she will be spending the next nine weeks in our lab learning more about research and data entry; how to be independent; organizational skills; and becoming familiar with the research we do at the DSNLab. Welcome, Ayaon!
Graduate student Ethan McCormick joined the Brain and Development Research Center in Leiden, the Netherlands this summer to collaborate on his dissertation project with Drs. Eveline Crone and Sabine Peters. Ethans’ dissertation focuses on disentangling changes to neural systems that arise from experience and learning from those driven by changes in biological maturation.