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Martin Dahl receives BrightFocus fellowship

Congratulations to Martin Dahl for receiving a BrightFocus fellowship for his project entitled “Fingerprinting the impact of declining neuromodulation on late-life memory.” Emerging postmortem research indicates that neuromodulatory centers in the brainstem show Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-associated neuropathological changes long before cortical regions. Uncovering these early

Martina D’Agostini receives the MSCA postdoctoral fellowship

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.

Josh Senior receives GLAM flash talk award

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 promoted to Research Associate Professor

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

Hyun Joo Yoo promoted to Research Scientist

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 lab member Nichole Lighthall receives tenure

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

Josh Senior receives second place at the 2023 USC Undergraduate Symposium

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 awarded F32 Fellowship

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.