July 5, 2019: Dr Teresa Arora, Assistant Professor at Zayed University in the UAE visited DCNL for our lab meeting on July 5th! She presented some fascinating research on her main research focus, adolescent sleep! Follow this link to learn more about her research.


June 13, 2019: Congratulations to DCNL alum Charles Lynch PhD for winning the Federation of Association for Brain and Behavior Societies Dissertation research award for 2019! Click this Link to check it out!


June 9-13, 2019: Many members of DCNL traveled to Rome to attend the 2019 Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) conference!


Dec 19-21, 2018:  Dr. Vaidya was invited to teach a course on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the Center for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India (http://cbcs.ac.in/announcements/gian-course-developmental-cognitive-neuroscience/) under the Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN) program, an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.


Nov 19-23, 2018: Dr. Vaidya was invited to visit Ramon Llul University in Barcelona, Spain to present findings of pediatric obesity studies and consult on research projects being conducted by the Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science under the Visiting Scholar Program Aristos Campus Mundus which aims to foster excellence in academics and research


Dr. Vaidya Awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers!

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October 23rd, 2018: Dr Vaidya is a recipient of the prestigious “President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers”. She and her co-recipient were recognized at the 2018 Fall Faculty Convocation on October 16th. Please congratulate Dr Vaidya if you see her, this is a huge honor! Here is a link to the video, created by the University to honor the research done by these two amazing scholar-teachers!


Frank Fishburn's dissertation published in NeuroImage!


September 20th, 2018: In his dissertation, he discusses a new method for motion correction for fNIRS. See link here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811918308103


Farewell to Brad Cherry and Junaid Merchant!


September 4th, 2018: DCNL said farewell to two lab members last week over dinner at Bucca di Beppo. Junaid has just started a neuroscience PhD program at the University of Maryland. We wish them both the best in all of their future endeavors! 


Welcome to our new Laboratory Manager, Katie Flaharty!


August 1, 2018: Welcome to Katie Flaharty, the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory's new Laboratory Manager! Katie recently graduated from Williams College as a double major in psychology and biology and will be primarily responsible for coordinating neuroimaging data collection for the lab's Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) study.


Congratulations to Chuck Lynch on Successfully Defending his Dissertation!


May 25, 2018: Congratulations to Chuck Lynch on the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation, "Precision mapping and transcranial magnetic stimulation of cortical hubs in individuals." Chuck has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he will help develop brain-imaging biomarkers for depression, which may help clinicians better diagnose subtypes of depression and identify patients that are most likely to respond to targeted neuromodulation therapies.

Learn more about Chuck's dissertation here.


Congratulations to Alaina Pearce on Successfully Defending her Dissertation!


November 17, 2017: Congratulations to Alaina Pearce, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Neurocognitive deficits in pediatric obesity." She has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University, where she will be using neuroimaging techniques to examine the neural mechanisms underlying overeating in response to portion size.

Learn more about Alaina's dissertation here.


Congratulations to Frank Fishburn on Successfully Defending his Dissertation!


January 9, 2017: Congratulations to Frank Fishburn on successfully defending his doctoral dissertation, "Establishing the sensitivity of functional near-infrared spectroscopy to cognitive load and state in healthy adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." He has accepted a postdoctoral researcher position at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Learn more about Frank's dissertation here.