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Jeff Erbe

Research Assistant

Jeff has a background in psychology and completed a Masters in Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience through University College London and Yale University. His current research examines the effects of substance abuse on parental processing of infant cues, using EEG and fMRI. He also works as a counselor on the adolescent inpatient unit and co-teaches a course on psychoanalysis at Yale in the Fall. Jeff endeavors to integrate different fields of study and he loves art and traveling.

Jocelyn Friedlander

Research Assistant

Max Greger-Moser

Research Assistant

Max graduated from Drew University in 2009 with a BA degree in psychology. He is currently working for the DEL as a research assistant, focusing on EEG and child assessment. His research interests include emotion, stress, reward mechanisms, parenting and how all of these interface with neurobiology. He is very excited to join the team and learn all he can about neuroscience research. In his free time, Max enjoys going on long bike rides.

Eric Langlois

Research Assistant

Eric graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology and has worked in the lab as a research assistant since 2003 on a number of different projects. He currently works in the DEL analyzing data for various studies and maintaining the electrophysiological equipment. Eric also serves as the current web developer and designer of all the downloadable brochures for the lab. His interests include photography and graphic design and his work can be viewed on his personal website:

Scott McCreary

Yale Undergraduate

Scott McCreary studied Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience as an undergraduate at Yale. In his two years with the lab, he focused on the effects of social exclusion on adolescent anxiety and risk-taking. An avid musician, he is currently pursuing a degree in Cello Performance at Rice University, and sang as a member of the Whiffenpoofs at Yale.

Leticia Moedano

Yale Undergraduate

Leticia Moedano from Yuma Arizona is currently a senior seeking a B.S. in Psychology and concentrating on behavioral neuroscience at Yale University. Leticia, a STARS II Scholar, has been working in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab throughout her junior year and this past summer under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Crowley on several studies using EEG to study the effect of emotion regulation and social exclusion in children. She is currently working on designing a study for her senior thesis examining the neural mechanisms involved in children with anxiety disorders.

Prior to joining this research team, she conducted research as a summer STARS I intern under the mentorship of Carolyn S. Stankiewicz in Dr. Valerie Reinke’s lab in the Genetics Department of the Yale School of Medicine studying the role of the Vaccina-related kinase (Vrk1) in mice. Leticia’s academic interests are clinical psychology, public health, and medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and research.

Peter J. Molfese

Postdoctoral Associate

Peter Molfese earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor quantitative methods from the University of Houston in 2009, under supervision of Dr. Jack Fletcher. Peter studies the development of learning and language in children, which was reflected in his doctoral dissertation titled "Neural Correlates of Response to Intervention in Children". With a background in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Computer Science, Peter specializes in integration of multimodal neuroimaging methods (ERP, fMRI, MEG) as well as statistical methods for analysis of these data (structural equations model, multilevel models, and multivariate statistics). Peter is currently a postdoctoral associate with the Yale Child Study Center under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Mayes, M.D.

Tobias Nolte, M.D.

Master student

Tobias graduated from University of Goettingen Med School in 2006. His M.D. doctoral thesis investigated the influence of psychotherapists’ reflective functioning in relation to their attachment representations on patient outcome and alliance in psychodynamic inpatient psychotherapy.

He is currently enrolled in the Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience M.Sc. program at UCL in London and Yale Child Study Center. Research interests span from social cognition to psychotherapy research and psychoanalytic thought. His ongoing project focuses on the decoupling mechanism of attachment activation on mentalization capacities which is examined in an ERP study with later transformation into an fMRI paradigm. He might appear less boring than all this sounds…

Jessica Norton

Yale Undergraduate

Jessi Norton is a rising senior from Chicago, Illinois seeking a B.S. in Psychology at Yale University. She has been involved in Dr. Linda Mayes's lab since the start of her junior year working on studies that use EEG data to investigate the effects of emotion regulation and social exclusion in children. Currently, she is working with Dr. Michael Crowley on designing a study that examines the neural mechanisms of worry in children. She plans to write her senior thesis on the neurological pathways associated with anxiety and anxiety disorders. Jessi's academic interests are human development, pediatrics, and medicine. She will pursue a medical degree after graduation.

Danielle Perszyk

Research Assistant

Danielle graduated from Williams College in 2009 with a BA degree in biology and concentrations in neuroscience and cognitive science. Her undergraduate thesis investigated the neural mechanisms underlying syntax in birdsong.

She currently works for Dr. James McPartland as a research assistant using EEG to study autism. Her research interests include autism, emotion, language, infant and child development, and how the neuroscience underlying each of these enlightens us about philosophical issues related to consciousness in general.

Sarah Shultz

Ph.D. Student

Lars White

Master Student