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New DSN Lab Staff!

Summer has arrived, which means new additions to the team! On Monday, we welcomed two new Project Coordinators: Mary Cox (left) and Sarah Albani (right).  Learn more about them via our “People” tab!

Natasha earned the Equity & Inclusivity Service Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Duell, one of the lab’s post-docs, on her recent departmental award! Natasha earned the Innovation in Equity & Inclusivity Service Award!

Natasha is heavily involved in committees and task forces dedicated to improving equity and inclusivity related to psychology research; she is also dedicated to mentoring junior lab members, having served as a mentor to multiple RAs and Post-Bacs.

Dr. Eva Telzer and Dr. Natasha Duell following the announcement

Natasha Visits Venice, Italy!


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!

DSNLab Attends FLUX 2018

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.

Welcome, New Team Members!

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.

See You Soon, Jorien and Tae-Ho!

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!

See You Soon, Sus!

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!