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Current and Former Postdocs


Name and Degree
Years of Training
Mentor(s)
Research Interests & Grant Funding
  

​Allison Shapiro, PhD

Current Trainee

​2017-2019

​Jason Tregellas, PhD

​How exposure to obesity and diabetes in utero affect offspring cognitive development of attention and executive function and associated brain networks in a large, pre-birth cohort of 4-6 year old children

Allie Shapiro, PhD

​Aviva Olsavsky, MD

Current Trainee

​2017-2019

​Guido Frank, MD

​Salience proicessing and reward funciton in the context of parent-child relationships in mothers with trauma exposure

Samatha M (Sami) Brown, PhD​

Current Trainee

​2017-2019

​Sarah Watamura, PhD

​Identifying the barriers, promoters, and socio-ecological and physiological pathways through which early adversity shapes the health and behavior of children experiencing risk in order to develop and test family-oriented interventions that target those factors

Sami Brown, PhD

Elizabeth R Woodruff, PhD​

​2017-2019

​Mark Laudenslager, PhD

​the correlation between dysfunction of inflammatory and endocrine systems and the development of psychopathology in highly stressed individuals with or without psychotherapy.

Garrett Cardon, PhD​

Current Trainee

​2015-2017

​Don Rojas, PhD

​Examining the neurophysiologic underpinnings of sensory
processing and their connection to behavior in clinical
populations (i.e., individuals with hearing loss and autism), and
discovering how to harness neuroplasticity for effective
treatment of these individuals

Kristy R. Howell, PhD
Former Trainee

​2014-2017

​Amanda Law, PhD

The neurobiology role of Akt3 in cognitive development and Schizophrenia​

Kristy Howell, PhD
Heather Caballes, PhD

Former Trainee

​2013-2016

​Tim Benke, MD PhD

​how disruption of brain chemistry resulting from illness, injury, or traumatic events during development can lead to mental illness such as autism and schizophrenia

Caballes photo

​Korey Wylie, MD

Former Trainee

​2013-2016

​Jason Tregellas, PhD

​Neuroimaging and genetics

Korey Wylie, MD
Erin Hambrick, PhD
Former Trainee

​2014-2016

​Heather Taussig, PhD

​Translating evidence-based research into practice for youth in foster care.  I aim to create evidence-informed models of how to implement evidence-based treatments in service delivery sites where foster youth are served, such as child welfare agencies.

Jennifer Waller, PhD​

Former Trainee

2015-2016

​Ben Hankin, PhD/Elysia Davis, PhD

​Social-contextual factors and interpersonal behavior involved in psychopathology

Jen Waller, PhD

​Lisa Wilson, PhD

Former Trainee

2012-2015

Don Rojas, PhD​

​Utilizing functional neuroimaging techniques to investigate the language impairments found in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders

Anita Quintana, PhD

Former Trainee

2012-2015

​Bruce Appel, PhD; Tamim Shaikh, PhD

​Developmental biology, and using zebrafish as an animal model to study disease-related phenotypes

​Lindsey Weiler, PhD

Former Trainee

​2013-2015

​Heather Taussig, PhD

​Developing, testing, and optimizing theoretically-grounded prevention and intervention programming to promote healthy development in adolescents, particularly those at risk

​Katherine Belendiuk, PhD

Former Trainee

​2013-2014

​Paula Riggs, MD

​Quantifying the longitudinal development of alcohol use disorders as moderated by external psychopathology

Kat Belendiuk, PhD

​Anthony R. Cordaro, Jr., MD

Former Trainee

2011-2013

​Marianne Wamboldt, MD

​Adolescent mental health

Anthony R Cordaro, Jr,  MD
Nicholas Hazel, PhD

Former Trainee

2011-2013

​Ben Hankin, PhD

​Etiology of mood disorders, especially the relationship of depression to stress exposure and sensitization

Hannah Snyder, PhD
Former Trainee

​2012-2013

​Ben Hankin, PhD

​the specific neural mechanisms and cognitive processes involved in executive function, how these processes develop in children, and how they are affected by, and affect, psychopathology (especially depression and anxiety)

Hannah Snyder, PhD
Jacob Hines, PhD
Former Trainee

2011-2013

Bruce Appel, PhD​

mechanisms of neuronal and glial migration, target recognition (neuron-glia interactions, axon guidance, synaptic specificity) and cell interactions (myelination, synapse formation).  Individual NRSA awarded, declined to accept National MS Society grant FG2024-A-1