Hannah Bogoian publishes Master’s Thesis

Congratulations to Hannah Bogoian, a member of Dr. Vonetta Dotson’s lab at GSU, for publishing her Master’s Thesis today, entitled “Linking depressive symptom dimensions to cerebellar subregion volumes in later life.” Two members of the King Lab assisted with this project: Dr. King served on Hannah’s thesis committee and Eric Semmel assisted with MRI analysis. Click below to read the paper in full:

Tobi Quadri heading to Penn State for Research Assistant Position

We would like to congratulate one of our fantastic undergraduate students, Tobi Quadri, for recently accepting a position as a paid, full-time research assistant in the department of Psychology at Penn State University. She will be working in the lab of Dr. Pamela Cole on NIH funded research that involves studying age-related changes in self-regulation in children between the ages of 30 to 60 months. The study measures include physiological (ANS system), behavioral, and questionnaire data. This position will allow Tobi to assist in data reduction (scoring and coding) and analysis. We are proud of you, Tobi!

Congrats to our new graduates!

Two of our fantastic undergraduate lab assistants are graduating with distinction! See their lab profiles here.

Ewelina Bledniak, Psychology, nominated by Dr. Tricia King, research

Tobiloba Quadri, Neuroscience, nominated by Dr. Tricia King, research

Congratulations, Evie and Tobi! You both have been such valuable additions to the lab and we know that you will both go on to do great things.

Savitha Narayanaswamy selected for Brains & Behavior Summer Scholar program

Undergraduate lab assistant, Savitha Narayanaswamy, has been selected to receive the competitive Summer Scholar award from the GSU Brains & Behavior initiative! This program is designed to support undergraduate students in their research related to psychology and neuroscience. We’re excited to have Savitha continue working in our lab through the summer as part of this awesome program!

Check out more about the GSU Brains & Behavior program.

Michelle Fox successfully defends dissertation!

Congratulations to sixth-year student, Michelle Fox, for successfully defending her dissertation on April 23rd, entitled “Task-Positive and Default Mode Network Components and Their Relation to Attention and Working Memory in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors.” Next, she heads to the Minneapolis VA to complete the final requirement for her Ph.D. Congratulations, Michelle, we’re very proud of your hard work!

Lab alum, Dr. Alyssa Ailion, starting at Boston Children’s this fall

Dr. Alyssa Ailion will start in the fall as an Attending Neuropsychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) / Harvard Medical School in their Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. She will provide neuropsychological evaluations for epilepsy patients and the surgical team, as well as conduct clinical fMRI research as her primary academic focus. Congratulations on this awesome accomplishment, Alyssa!