Catherine Hartley Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science (cate <at> nyu.edu)
Cate received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and her PhD in Psychology from New York University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joining their faculty from 2014-2016 as an Assistant Professor before returning to NYU in July 2016. When not doing science, Cate spends most of her time chasing boys.
Alice Zhang Lab Manager (az1517 <at> nyu.edu)
Alice received her B.S. in Computation and Cognition from MIT where she studied RL models of decision-making with Fiery Cushman. Post-grad, she spent a year working as a software engineer at a healthcare company. She is broadly interested in the cognitive and neural bases of mood, emotion, and mental health symptomatology. Outside the lab, she enjoys painting, playing board games, writing reviews on goodreads, and spending time in nature
Susan Benear Postdoctoral Fellow (slb671 <at> nyu.edu)
Susan earned her double B.A. in Psychology and Public Relations from Penn State and her Ph.D. in Psychology & Neuroscience from Temple University, where she studied memory development in early childhood. Her dissertation work focused on neural and behavioral event cognition and memory in children using naturalistic stimuli. Outside the lab, she likes cooking, running, playing piano, hanging out with her cat, and rating all the food and drinks around the city on a 10-point scale with her partner.
Julie Lee Postdoctoral Fellow (jl13768 <at> nyu.edu)
Julie studied a B.Sc in Psychology at the University of Bristol and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at University College London. Her doctoral thesis focused on how neural activity changes across different decision-making tasks. In the Hartley lab, she is interested in the effects of experience on learning and decision-making, and how this changes over development. Outside of research, she enjoys playing (ice) hockey and eating good food. She strives for a world that empowers marginalized individuals and communities – one where science is inclusive, just and compassionate.
Noam Goldway Postdoctoral Fellow (ng2627 <at> nyu.edu)
Noam received his B.S. in Mind and Cognition Studies from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. from the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University. His thesis focused on the neural mechanisms of embodied emotion and the effect of neuromodulation and psychoactive pharmacology on such neural representations. At the Hartley lab, Noam is investigating how individual differences in learning relate to transdiagnostic psychiatric symptoms expression across development. Outside the lab, he is working on projects linking neuroscience and art in collaboration with the Davidson Institute of Science Education.
Hanxiao Lu Graduate Student (hl4860 <at> nyu.edu)
Hanxiao received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Smith College. She is interested in understanding how emotional processes may have an instrumental role in learning and decision-making across developments through techniques such as psychophysiology and reinforcement learning paradigms. Outside the lab, Hanxiao is passionate about mountaineering, road/mountain biking and anything related to better psychiatric care.
Kate Nussenbaum Graduate Student (katenuss <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Kate received her Sc.B. from Brown University with a double major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Science & Society. She then earned an M.Sc. by Research at the University of Oxford, where she studied the influence of long-term memory on visual attention. Her doctoral research explores interactions between information-seeking, learning, and memory across development. Outside of the lab, Kate enjoys traveling, watching TV, and winning board games.
Madeleine Moses-Payne Visiting Graduate Student (mp6452 <at> nyu.edu)
Maddy received her BSc in Psychology at University College London, where she is currently completing her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research focuses on how adolescents construct their self-concept and she is interested in why most mental health conditions onset during adolescence. Outside of the lab, Maddy enjoys dance, karaoke, and any other music-related activities
Nora Harhen Visiting Graduate Student (nch278 <at> nyu.edu)
Nora received her B.A. in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley where she researched learning and decision-making with Anne Collins. After graduating, she worked with Marina Bedny at Johns Hopkins examining neuroplasticity in blind individuals. Currently, she is a graduate student in Cognitive Sciences at UC Irvine working with Aaron Bornstein and collaborating with the Hartley Lab to explore how memory-guided decision-making changes across development. Outside of the lab, Nora enjoys knitting, cooking, and bad reality tv.
Qingqing Yang Masters Research Assistant (qy775 <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Qingqing received her B.S. in Psychology from Zhejiang University, where she studied the interaction between visual attention and working memory. She is fascinated by how people could flexibly react to various goals and requirements, making decisions with strategies, even with constraints such as limited cognitive executive resources. Outside of the lab, Qingqing loves watching anime, music, and her cat Binx.
Sophia Nielson Undergraduate Research Assistant (sln8985 <at> nyu.edu)
Sophia is pursuing a dual degree in biology and dance. She’s interested in how the brain responds to crises and the relationship between mental health and decision-making processes. Outside of the lab, Sophia enjoys dancing with friends, bird watching, and binge-watching romantic comedies.
Juan Velez Undergraduate Research Assistant (jav455 <at> nyu.edu)
Juan is a senior majoring in psychology, with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. He hopes to pursue his graduate degree in psychology. After that, he hopes to work in the field of research or medicine, preferably with a focus on cognition, sleep medicine, music, developmental psychology, and psychopathology. Aside from his academic endeavors, Juan enjoys listening to music, jogging, and spending time with his family.
Rachel Stollar Undergraduate Research Assistant (rls685 <at> nyu.edu)
Rachel is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She is interested in the brain-behavior relationship—particularly as such pertains to mental illness—and hopes to attend graduate school to obtain a Psy.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology. Currently, she enjoys traveling, doing yoga, listening to classic rock, watching the Harry Potter movies (for the 6x10^8 time), and soaking in the sun on the beaches of her home in Honolulu.
Alexandra Cohen Former Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University, Assistant Professor
Rebecca Martin Former Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, Research Director
Gail Rosenbaum Former Postdoctoral Researcher, Geisinger Health Behavioral Insights Team, Staff Scientist
Michael Evans Former Ph.D. Student, First Place for Youth, Data Scientist
Perri Katzman Former Ph.D. Student
Hillary Raab Former Ph.D. Student, Exos, Data Scientist
J. Hugo Decker Former M.D./Ph.D. Student, Stanford Medicine, Resident
Naiti Bhatt Former Lab Manager, University of Edinburgh, Graduate Student
Greer Bizzell-Hatcher Former Lab Manager, mpathic.ai, Clinical AI Research Associate
Nessa Bryce Former Lab Manager, Harvard University, Ph.D. Student
Camille Phaneuf Former Lab Manager, Harvard University, Ph.D. Student
Natalie Saragosa-Harris Former Lab Manager, UCLA, Ph.D. Student
Maximilian Scheuplein Former Lab Manager, Leiden University, Ph.D. Student
Tracey Shi Former Lab Manager, Columbia University, M.D./Ph.D. Student
Morgan Glover Former Masters Student, Wayne State University, Ph.D. Student
Nick Matese Former Masters Student
Sean Maulhardt Former Masters Student, University of Maryland, Ph.D. Student
Kelsey McDonald Former Masters Student, Duke University, Ph.D. Student
Daphne Valencia Former Masters Student, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Research Coordinator
Yi (Jen) Yang Former Masters Student, Temple University, Ph.D. Student
Xinxu (Karen) Shen Former Graduate Research Assistant, Temple University, Ph.D. Student
Hannah Walker Former Graduate Research Assistant
Linda Kerbl Former Visiting Graduate Student, Free University Berlin, Masters Student
Laura Meine Former Visiting Graduate Student, University of Zurich, Postdoctoral Researcher
Lindsay Hunter Former Research Assistant, Princeton University, Ph.D. Student
Michael Liu Former Research Assistant, Weill Cornell, M.D. Student
Maria Kakurina Former Research Assistant
Cara Zampino Former Research Assistant
Hannah Hamling Former Undergraduate Honors Student, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Research Assistant
Kristen Avallone Former Undergraduate Honors Student
Careen Foord Former Undergraduate Honors Student, Weill Cornell, Ph.D. Student
Hannah Grassie Former Undergraduate Honors Student, University of Miami, Ph.D. Student
Allie Neeson Former Undergraduate Honors Student, Tufts University, M.D. Student
Euan Prentis Former Undergraduate Honors Student, University of Chicago, Ph.D. Student
Haoze Zhu Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, Donders Institute, Masters Student
Soad Albahar Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anastasia Filimontseva Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Shivani Hiralall Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Zach Karas Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ali Libertella Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Faya Movchan Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Shraddha Nair Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daryl Ocampo Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, NYU, Assistant to the Chair of Psychology
Michael Parola Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Haniyyah Sardar Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Meral Abdel Shafy Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lia Washington Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, MIT Research Scholars Program
Jamie Greer Former Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant, Harvard University, Ph.D. Student
Nora Keathley Former Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant, Imagen, Clinical Research Coordinator
Leticia Wood Former Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant, Duolingo, UX Researcher
Jimmy Wyngaarden Former Summer Research Assistant, Temple University, Ph.D. Student