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DPRG Postdoctoral Research Training Program

Department of Psychology

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training in Developmental Psychobiology, Psychopathology and Behavior

Including developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical populations

Our goal is to train postdoctoral fellows to become independent researchers focused on improving the lives of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with developmental psychopathology (see link on left for the list of clinical and special populations of interest).

We offer postdoctoral translational research training utilizing the following cutting-edge methodologies:


Our faculty are nationally recognized in the development and use of biomarkers, including their use as early markers of risk and as predictors of response to treatment.


Our faculty are experts in the use of genetics and molecular biology to understand developmental psychobiology and psychopathology. They are also well recognized for translating this knowledge into clinical relevance.


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Faculty utilize neuroimaging, including structural and functional MRI and magneto-encephalography (MEG), to study developmental issues in disorders as diverse as ADHD, autism, and psychotic disorders.



Advances in developmental psychobiology can only have major impact if we understand the relationship of psychobiology with systems, epidemiology and outcomes.  The DPRG includes faculty who focus on practical application of psychobiological knowledge.



The DPRG faculty identify the study of developmental phenomenology, that is, knowing when and how illness progresses, as a critical component of developmental psychobiology and psychopathology research.




A major goal of developmental psychobiological research is the development of new interventions aimed at both treating and preventing psychopathological illness.  Our faculty are national leaders in the translation of psychobiological knowledge into novel interventions.