Congratulations to Martina on receiving the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Global Postdoctoral Fellowship! For her MSCA project, Martina will work with Mara Mather and Ilse Van Diest to investigate the effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) on LC activity in young and older adults.
Shelby Bachman and Nichole Lighthall, both PhD alumni of the lab, were featured in Gerontology’s Vitality magazine regarding their current work and how their time at USC prepared them. Read the full story here: https://gero.usc.edu/2024/01/10/passion-hard-work-determination/.
Congratulations to Josh Senior! He received the GLAM flash talk award for his talk “How Aging Changes Attention: Investigating Mechanisms of Inhibition and Distractibility Using Eye-Tracking.” Geroscience Los Angeles Meeting (GLAM), supported by the USC Leonard School of Gerontology, is a trainee-focused meeting to help
Kaoru Nashiro received her Ph.D. from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, where she was awarded the Heinz Osterburg Prize for Best Dissertation. She completed postdoctoral training at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas and then returned to
Congratulations to Jungwon Min, who has received the USC Psychology Department Excellence in Scientific Writing Award! Among her recent publications are a first-author paper on the differences in brain regions involved in up-regulating vs. down-regulating emotions and one documenting the effects of heart rate variability
Hyun Joo Yoo first joined the lab as a research volunteer in 2013. She previously had received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. Since joining the lab, she has coauthored around 15 research papers, with a focus on the relationship between
Former Emotion & Cognition lab member Nichole Lighthall was recently promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. She joins other former lab members Briana Kennedy, Sarah Barber and Steven Greening who have all recently received tenure at their respective universities. Congratulations to
Congratulations to research assistant, Joshua Senior, who received second place in the Life Sciences category and a $500 award at the 2023 USC Undergraduate Symposium! He presented a research poster titled “Mechanisms of Attentional Control and Suppression in Aging.” The USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly
Andy Kim received the F32 postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging titled “The effects of noradrenergic activity on age-related distractibility.” Andy will be investigating the psychophysiological mechanisms of how regulating tonic noradrenergic discharge modulates attentional control using electroencephalography (EEG) and eye tracking.
Congratulations to Shubir Dutt, who was awarded one of the 2022 APA Division 40 Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled “Locus Coeruleus Integrity in Cognitive Aging, Neurodegenerative Disease, and Neurovascular Function.” This award helps support research costs for clinical or counseling