updates and news for Spring/Summer 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, the lab is still a busy place! Here are a few recent highlights:

  • Congratulations to Jeffrey Dennison for contributing to a recent Nature paper titled “Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams”. A link to the paper is here.
  • Karen Shen presents a virtual poster at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting. Her poster was titled “Actively testing hypothesis using acquired information during encoding enhances delayed memory” and will soon be submitted for publication.
  • New paper with Dr. Dominic Fareri and Dr. Mauricio Delgado published in Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. The paper is titled “The influence of relationship closeness on default-mode network connectivity during social interactions” and link to the full-text can be found here.
  • Lindsey Tepfer is heading off to Dartmouth to start her PhD with Dr. Mark Thornton. Congrats Lindsey!
  • Welcome new lab members, Jen Yang and Jimmy Wyngaarden! They will be starting their doctoral studies in the Department of Psychology. Both Jen and Jimmy are co-mentored by Dr. Johanna Jarcho.
  • Marc Cipriaso is starting an MD program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Congrats Marc!

lab news from Summer and Fall 2019

11/11/19- New paper published in Translational Psychiatry. Tommy Ng’s article titled “Meta-analysis of reward processing in major depressive disorder reveals distinct abnormalities within the reward circuit” published in Translational Psychiatry

10/23/19- SFN Posters. Did you see our posters at Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL? Lab members Jeff Dennison, Victoria Kelly, Lindsey Tepfer, Katherine Hackett, David V. Smith, and Nicole Henninger presented posters on various projects from the lab.

7/1/19- Welcome! Our lab has two new research assistants: Caleb Haynes and Angelique Frazier. Caleb is co-mentored by Dr. Johanna Jarcho; and Angelique works under Dr. Lauren Alloy and assists with a collaborative project sponsored by our NIDA grant.

news from Spring 2019

5/1/19- Ben Muzekari presented work at the Undergraduate Honors Poster Session. His poster detailed his ongoing brain stimulation project. Nice work!

4/15/19- Congratulations to Jeff Dennison for presenting his first-year talk to the Psychology Department at Temple University! Great job, Jeff!

4/12/2019- Ben Muzekari was awarded (another) LAURA Scholar Award. Way to go, Ben!

4/11/2019- Ben Muzekari and Srikar Katta presented work at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. Ben presented a poster related to his ongoing brain stimulation project, while Srikar gave a talk related to philosophy.

3/3/2019- Lindsey Tepfer, Matt Slipenchuk, and Ben Muzekari presented their work on brain stimulation at the annual Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in New York City, NY this past weekend. Lindsey Tepfer gave a talk while Matt Slipenchuk and Ben Muzekari presented project posters. This was their first time presenting at a large-scale conference and they represented our team beautifully!

1/27/2019- Lab members spent the weekend attending Software Carpentry workshops in New York City, NY and Swarthmore, PA! These workshops focused heavily on Git, R, Python, and Jupyter.
















1/11/2019- The Fantastic Four is on the hunt for grad students! We’re excited to see who joins our team this fall!