is a Masters student in Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience at University College London and Yale University. He received his undergraduate psychology degree from Loughborough University in the UK and is currently conducting research for his Masters thesis in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab. Using event-related potentials, he is investigating the neural mechanisms of social and non-social reward processing, examining modulation of reward sensitivity by levels of autistic traits.
Gordon Moseley will graduate from Yale College this spring and is conducting his senior research project on mirror neuron desynchronization under the mentorship of Dr. James McPartland. His previous research includes investigations into sensorimotor sychronization with Bruno Repp at the Haskins Lab. Extracurricularly, Gordon is a member of the Yale Alpine Ski Team, the Yale Chess Team, Yale Club Tennis Team, and musical director of Yale's undergraduate folk-singing group, Tangled Up In Blue.
Marika Coffmanis a Sara S. Sparrow Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience. Marika graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Child Studies and Psychology and concentrations in English and Neuroscience. As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, she employed ERP and EMG to study emotional psychophysiological responses in dynamic social interactions between individuals high and low in measures of psychopathy. Marika is now studying face processing in adolescents with autism, with a special emphasis on sex differences, as well as biological motion perception in infants and toddlers at high- and low-risk for ASD. Marika hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Cora Mukerjigraduated magna cum laude from Yale University, where she received a B.A. with distinction in the Neuroscience track in Psychology. As an undergraduate, she developed and conducted a thesis study investigating neural correlates of empathy for physical and social pain under the mentorship of Dr. James McPartland, for which she was awarded the Robert G. Crowder Undergraduate Research Prize. She is currently a research assistant and is using EEG to study neural mechanisms of empathic processing, the development of social perception in high-risk infants, and changes in brain response associated with social skills intervention in children with ASD. Cora hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Peter Hashimis a 4th year student in the School of Medicine. He is currently pursuing an MD/MHS degree and studying the effects of abnormal head shape conditions, such as craniosynostosis and plagiocephaly, on language development.
Aishani Desaiis a Masters student in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at University College London and Yale University. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Warwick, England. Her undergraduate thesis aimed to investigate the different components of temporal selective attention in dyslexia. After her undergraduate degree she worked on a neurodevelopmental sub study looking at the behavioral profile of HIV infected children in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently she is working on my research project for her Master’s thesis, in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab under the mentorship of Dr. James McPartland.