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.
Camille Phaneuf Lab Manager (cphaneuf <at> nyu.edu) [Personal website]
Camille received her B.S. in Neuroscience and the Computation Track of Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. She is interested in the ways in which learning, memory, and decision-making strategies change across development, and aims to use fMRI and computational modeling to investigate questions related to these topics. Outside of the lab, Camille enjoys picnicking, crafting, and trying new foods!
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 how individual differences in learning emerge over the course of development and influence memory processes. 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.
Gail Rosenbaum Postdoctoral Fellow (gailrosenbaum <at> nyu.edu)
Gail received a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University. Her work focuses on adolescent risk taking, drawing upon perspectives and paradigms from the judgment and decision making and developmental cognitive neuroscience literatures. She is also interested in how memory and attention influence risky decision making in teens. Outside the lab, Gail enjoys singing classical music and eating pineapple.
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.
Hillary Raab Graduate Student (hillary.raab <at> nyu.edu)
Hillary is a doctoral student in the Cognition and Perception program in the Psychology department. Her research is focused on learning processes that support psychological resilience during adolescent development. Specifically, she is interested in how control over aversive experiences may affect subsequent behaviors and the underlying neural circuitry involved. Outside of the lab, she enjoys rock-climbing and spreading her enthusiasm for science by volunteering with the Neuroscience Outreach Group at NYU.
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. As a doctoral student, she aims to explore interactions between information-seeking and learning across development. Outside of the lab, Kate enjoys traveling, watching TV, and winning board games.
Perri Katzman Graduate Student (perri <at> nyu.edu)
Perri received her Sc.B. with honors in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University, where she researched memory with Dr. Badre. After graduating, she worked in Dr. Matthew Lieberman's lab in UCLA for two years studying social cognitive neuroscience. Perri has since returned to her hometown of New York City where she is a doctoral student in NYU's Cognition & Perception program. Her research interests include studying how reward and motivation influence learning and memory over the course of development. Outside of work, she enjoys brunch, theatre, and her cat, Smidge.
Michael Evans Graduate Student (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!
Laura Meine Visiting Graduate Student (laura.meine <at> uni-mainz.de)
Laura is a visiting graduate student joining the Hartley lab for a 6-months research stay. She received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Hildesheim and her MSc in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience from the free University of Berlin. As a doctoral student within the Collaborative Research Center 1193 - Neurobiology of Resilience, she is investigating the behavioral and neural correlates of stressor controllability. During her research stay, she aims to study how differences in stress history and resilience link to flexibility in learning processes. Outside the lab, Laura enjoys trying new recipes, exploring the city, and any kind of competitive card or board game.
Sean Maulhardt Masters Student (srm720 <at> nyu.edu)
Sean received his B.A. from California State University, Channel Islands majoring in Psychology. During that time, his research with Dr. Susan Fischer Beers investigated the interaction between controlled and automatic processing via decision-making tasks. He hopes his work as a Masters student will shape him towards a doctorate degree, where many more exciting phenomena can be discovered.
Meral Abdel Shafy Undergraduate Research Assistant (mas1851 <at> nyu.edu)
Meral is a sophomore studying psychology and is on the pre-med track. She hopes to attend medical school in the future, and to bring her psychology degree to expand on the current practices in medicine. Through her many years of working with children in classroom settings, she became interested in studying emotions and decision making across all ages of development. In her free time, she enjoys martial arts, studying in coffee shops, and long park walks with friends.
Nessa Bryce 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
J. Hugo Decker Former M.D./Ph.D. Student, Stanford Medicine, Resident
Morgan Glover Former Masters Student, Wayne State University, Ph.D. Student
Nick Matese Former Masters 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
Lindsay Hunter Former Research Assistant, Princeton University, Ph.D. Student
Michael Liu Former Research Assistant
Maria Kakurina Former Research Assistant
Cara Zampino Former Research Assistant
Soad Albahar Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kristen Avallone Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anastasia Filimontseva Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Careen Foord Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, Weill Cornell, Ph.D. Student
Hannah Grassie Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Miami, Ph.D. Student
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
Allie Neeson Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, Tufts University, M.D. Student
Daryl Ocampo Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, NYU, Lab Manager
Michael Parola Former Undergraduate Research Assistant
Euan Prentis Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Research Specialist
Haniyyah Sardar Former Undergraduate Research Assistant