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.
Naiti Bhatt Lab Manager (naiti <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Naiti received her B.A. in Computer Science and Neuroscience from Scripps College. She is interested in the ways in which perception and learning change across development, and aims to use neuroimaging and machine learning methods to investigate questions related to these topics. Outside of the lab, Naiti enjoys roasting coffee, going on hikes, and helping out at her mom's restaurant.
Greer Bizzell-Hatcher Lab Manager (greerbh <at> nyu.edu)
Greer received her B.A. in Psychology with minors in Law and Society and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her thesis on methods to foster children’s motivation and interest in knowledge acquisition to enhance long-term learning. As a result, she is interested in how individual differences and environmental factors can impact learning and decision-making processes across development. Outside of the lab, Greer is searching for the best nachos in the city. She also enjoys museums, reading Toni Morrison, and community gardening in her neighborhood in Harlem.
Alexandra Cohen Postdoctoral Fellow (ali.cohen <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Ali received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Duke University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Her dissertation work with BJ Casey focusing on how emotion influences cognitive control across development led her to become interested in how emotional learning, memory, and underlying neural circuitry change from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in understanding the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying how motivated learning experiences shape lasting memories that guide future choices across age. Outside the lab, Ali spends most of her time engaging in science outreach and advocacy with the braiNY, NOGN, and ScAAN groups at NYU. She is also a brunch, unicorn, and plant enthusiast.
Rebecca Martin Postdoctoral Fellow (rem265 <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Rebecca received a B.A. in History from NYU, an M.A. in Teaching from UC Santa Cruz, an M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Her dissertation work with Kevin Ochsner examined how social influence and brain development shape emotional responses. In her postdoctoral work, Rebecca will research how emotion and novelty shape learning and memory across development. Outside of the lab, Rebecca likes to explore and exploit the best ice cream shops in the city and hypothesize how Game of Thrones is going to end.
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.
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.
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.
Linda Kerbl Visiting Graduate Student (lk2933 <at> nyu.edu)
Linda received her B.S. in Psychology from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. As part of her M.S. in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the Free University Berlin, she is visiting NYU as a graduate exchange student. Her research interests include decision-making across the lifespan, risk taking, sleep and circadian timing. Born in Vienna, she loves to hike, ski, spend time in cafés and aims to make the perfect apple strudel one day.
Michael Evans Research Assistant (mde269 <at> nyu.edu)
Michael received his B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University and his M.A. in Psychology from New York University. His research interests lie in understanding how learning and decision making mechanisms develop during childhood, how that development is relevant to mental health and wellbeing, and how social and environmental factors mediate that development. Outside of the lab, Michael likes to go to drag shows, play video/board games, and go on adventures with his pups!
Hannah Hamling Undergraduate Research Assistant (heh316 <at> nyu.edu)
Hannah is a senior studying Psychology and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She hopes to study quantitative research in her graduate studies, and continue on to a PhD in psychology. She is interested in the development of learning, cognitive neuroscience, and memory. In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing volleyball, walking her dogs, and painting.
Juan Velez Undergraduate Research Assistant (jav455 <at> nyu.edu)
Juan is a junior 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 junior 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.
Haoze Zhu Undergraduate Research Assistant (hz1777 <at> nyu.edu)
Haoze is a senior from NYU Shanghai majoring in Social Science with a Psychology focus and minoring in Mathematics. He is interested in the psychological and neural mechanisms of child cognitive development. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience in the future. During his free time, Haoze enjoys exploring the city he lives in by walking.
Lia Washington Undergraduate Research Assistant (bw1679 <at> nyu.edu)
Lia is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Korean. Her postgraduate goal is to go to graduate school for a Ph.D. in Psychology. She hopes to work in the research field, with a focus on cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and language.
Gail Rosenbaum Former Postdoctoral Researcher, Geisinger Health Behavioral Insights Team, Staff Scientist
Perri Katzman Former Ph.D. Student
Hillary Raab Former Ph.D. Student
J. Hugo Decker Former M.D./Ph.D. Student, Stanford Medicine, Resident
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
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
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
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, Lab Manager
Michael Parola Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Haniyyah Sardar Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Meral Abdel Shafy Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Leticia Wood Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, Summer Undergraduate Research Program