People

Leadership

  • Alan Anticevic

    Director

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Affect; Mental Disorders; Cognition; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Emotions; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Computational Biology; Substance-Related Disorders; Neuroimaging

    Dr. Anticevic trained in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis where he trained with Drs. Deanna Barch and David Van Essen. Following 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 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 mental illness. Dr. Anticevic is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research Young Investigator Award, the NIH Director's Early Independence Award, the NARSAD Independent Investigator Award and the Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research. He currently serves as the Director of the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3) at Yale School of Medicine.

    His group's research focus is centered on computational and cognitive neuroscience of mental illness. Specifically, Dr. Anticevic's group is interested in characterizing neural mechanisms involved in higher order cognitive operations, such as working memory, as well as their interaction with neural systems involved in affective processes, with the aim of understanding how these computations may go awry in the context of severe mental illness . Methodologically, his group uses the combination of task-based, resting-state, pharmacological multi-modal neuroimaging, as well as computational modeling approaches to map neural alterations that lead to poor mental health outcomes. The overarching goal of the group is to develop neurobiologically principled and computationally grounded mapping between neural and behavioral levels of analyses in people to inform personalized and rational treatment design for mental health symptoms.

Members

  • Youngsun Cho

    Clinical Fellow

    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.

    She is interested in understanding the functional and structural relationships among areas of the brain implicated in emotion processing. In particular, she is interested in circuits that involve the amygdala, prefrontal cortex, insula and striatum, and that are thought to be important in processes such as reward and development. Having previously examined components of these circuits from a neuroanatomical and functional perspective, she is interested in further exploring how such circuits and processes are affected by psychiatric illnesses.

  • Clara Fonteneau

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Clara Fonteneau recently graduated with a PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lyon in France, where she studied under the supervision of Dr MF Suaud-Chagny in the PSYR2 Team of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center. Her thesis work focused on understanding the brain mechanisms underlying transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in healthy and clinical populations. More specifically, she investigated this question on a mechanistic level relating the impact of frontal tDCS montages to the dopaminergic system, combining tDCS with several imaging techniques (e.g., PET, resting-state fMRI, ASL, DTI).

    Currently, she is working as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Anticevic Lab affiliated with the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation & Neurogenetics (N3) at Yale University. Her work focuses on translational approaches from computational models to multimodal neuroimaging in healthy controls and patients, specifically focusing on 1) common mechanisms across neuropsychiatric disorders (transnosographic approach) and 2) individual variability.

  • Lisa Ji

    Graduate Student

    Lisa is a PhD student in the Neuroscience track currently rotating with Dr. Anticevic.  She graduated from Duke University with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Global Health. Her previous work has focused on structural neural and behavioral markers in patients with major depressive disorder. Since then, she has maintained an interest in the mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders and is currently studying disruptions in functional cerebral-cerebellar circuits in schizophrenia in the Anticevic Lab.
  • Flora Moujaes

    Postgraduate Fellow

    Flora received a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University before going on to do study in Psychology at St. Andrews. She is currently undertaking a two-year Masters in Developmental Neuroscience at UCL and is interested in the developmental trajectory of Schizophrenia and other psychopathologies.
  • Katrin Preller

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Katrin Preller received her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2013. Her research interests are centered around the neuropharmacology of emotional and cognitive processes such as social cognition in health and psychiatric illnesses, as well as (pharmacological) neuroimaging analysis methodology. She is particularly interested in substance use disorders as well the role of the serotonin system in emotion and cognition. To elucidate the role of 5-HT2A/1A receptor functions in human cognition she uses pharmacological challenges mainly with psilocybin and LSD.
  • Nicole Santamauro

    Research Assistant 3 HSS; 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.

  • Zailyn Tamayo

    Computational Systems Developer & Administrator

    Zailyn Tamayo is the current Systems Architect & Engineer for the N3 Division at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed a Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering.  She enjoys technology, working in higher education and learning new coding skills. Her current focus is to work on obtaining RHCSA certification and to practice system administration tasks.

Current Undergraduate Research Interns

  • Isabella Cruz

Visiting Students and Scholars

  • Yicheng Long
  • Amber Howell

Lab Alumni

  • Rick Adams (Bogue Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Current: Dept. of Psychiatry, UCL)
  • Caroline Diehl (Undergraduate Research Assistant; Current: PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at UCLA)
  • Jenn Foss Feig (Post-doctoral Research Associate; Current: Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai).
  • Aleksandar Savic (Fulbright Scholar; Current: Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Zagreb)
  • Genevieve Yang (MD/PhD student; Current: Residency in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College)
  • Charles Schleifer (Undergraduate student & post-grad Research Assistant, Current: MD/PhD at UCLA)
  • Morgan Flynn (Postgraduate Associate; Current: MD at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)
  • Brendan Adkinson (Research Assistant; Current: MD/PhD at Yale University)
  • Antonija Kolobaric (Research Assistant; PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh)