The Mood and Cognition Lab is particularly well suited for those interested in a career in academia and research in university and medical research settings. Graduate students can gain experience in administering diagnostic interviews with adolescents and adults (i.e., SCID), semi-structured life stress interviews, fMRI, immune system function, actigraphy, melatonin onset, and ecological momentary assessment. Opportunities exist to explore a variety of interests related to depression and bipolar disorder, but also anxiety, substance use, suicide, and NSSI, including those relating to cognitive vulnerability, emotion regulation, stress, reward sensitivity, inflammation, circadian and social rhythms. Collaboration between graduate students on grant-related and independent projects is common.
Dr. Alloy is currently accepting Fall 2024 graduate student applications for the Clinical Psychology area in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department. More information on how to apply can be found here.