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Leadership


Alan Anticevic

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Administrative Director, NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

Biography

Dr. Anticevic trained in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis where he worked with Drs. Deanna Barch and David Van Essen. Following his graduate training, Dr. Anticevic completed his internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Yale University. After internship, he joined the Yale University Department of Psychiatry as research faculty working closely with Dr. John Krystal, while concurrently serving as the Administrative Director for the Center...

Dr. Anticevic trained in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis where he worked with Drs. Deanna Barch and David Van Essen. Following his graduate training, Dr. Anticevic completed his internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Yale University. After internship, he joined the Yale University Department of Psychiatry as research faculty working closely with Dr. John Krystal, while concurrently serving as the Administrative Director for the Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism. Subsequently, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he directs a clinical neuroimaging laboratory focused on severe psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia. Dr. Anticevic is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the International Congress of Schizophrneia Research Young Investigator Award and the NIH Director's Early Independence Award.

Broadly, his research interests are centered on cognitive neuroscience of psychiatric illness, functional connectivity, as well as functional neuroimaging analysis methodology. Specifically, Dr. Anticevic is interested in characterizing brain circuits involved in cognitive operations such as working memory as well as their interaction with neural systems involved in affective processes, with the focus of understanding how these interactions may go awry in the context of severe neuropsychiatric illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance abuse). Methodologically, his research harnesses the combination of task-based, resting-state, pharmacological functional neuroimaging, as well as computational modeling approaches to mechanistically understand neural circuit dysfunction in disorders such as schizophrenia.

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Members


Youngsun Theresa Cho

Youngsun T. Cho recently graduated with a MD/PhD degree from the University of Rochester. Under the supervision of Dr. Julie Fudge at the University of Rochester, and Dr. Monique Ernst at NIMH, she completed dissertation work aimed at understanding structural and functional connectivity within the brain. She is a psychiatry resident at Yale.

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Caroline Diehl

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Caroline Diehl is an undergraduate Psychology major at Yale with a focus in neuroscience. In the past, she has interned in the Unit on Synapse Development and Plasticity at the National Institute of Mental Health. Outside of class, she enjoys singing and arranging music and will be helping to start a music interest group for patients at the Connecticut Mental Health Center this year.

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Jennifer H. Foss-Feig

Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center

Jen Foss-Feig is a postdoctoral associate. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2013 and completed her predoctoral internship and clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. Jen’s work to date has focused on examining basic sensory processing and brain functioning in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is now working jointly in the Anticevic lab and Dr. Jamie McPartland's lab in the Yale Child Study Center,...

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Nicole Popp Santamauro

Research Project Coordinator

Nicole graduated from the University of New Haven with a Master’s in Community Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Services. After working for 4 years in prodromal psychosis research she has joined the Anticevic Lab as a research project coordinator.

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Charles Schleifer

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Charlie Schleifer is an undergraduate at Yale, majoring in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience. He has worked previously as an intern in McLean Psychiatric Hospital’s neuropsychiatry research department investigating the effects of antipsychotic medication.

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Genevieve Yang

Graduate Student

Genevieve Yang is a Yale MD/PhD student at the beginning of her PhD phase.  She graduated from Columbia University with a major in biology and minor in mathematics. She conducted her undergraduate research at the Sia lab in the vascular engineering field, wherein she is most known for a co-authoring a Nature Materials 2008 cover article. She is interested in research relating to human social/cognitive tasks and fronto-limbic circuits examined through neuroimaging modalities for greater...

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Lab Alumni


Alyson Rich

Alyson Rich is a summer student working on an independent project focused on anatomical alterations in schizophrenia. She is specifically testing whether structural alterations exist in the amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus, nucleus accumbens, pallidum and/or caudate regions along the progression of schizophrenia. This is a critical question as it addresses the neurobiology of how schizophrenia may progress and alter the brain as a consequence.

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