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
Congrats to postdoctoral scholar Martin Dahl who was awarded the 2021 Otto Hahn Medal! This award was given by The Max Planck Society, which annually honors young scientists for outstanding scientific achievements. See more details of the award here: https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/news/awards/dahl-awarded-otto-hahn-medal
Congratulations to former lab member David Clewett, who has been recognized as a 2021 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS)! The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers. David Clewett
Former lab member Michiko Sakaki received the JSPS prize, one of the most prestigious prizes in Japan for early/mid-career researchers, for her research “Construction of the Cognitive Neuroscience Model on the Interaction between Emotion and Memory Based on the Development Process.” Congrats to Michiko!