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Director: Greg J. Siegle, Ph.D.

                                                                                                                       Program Coordinator: Mandy Collier


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left to right: Greg Siegle, Alex Dombrovski, Carla Mazefsky, Emily Brickell, Jen Kurtzman, Kevin Topolski, Wessyl Kelly, Mandy Collier, Olivia Conner, Ashley McFarland, Neil Jones, Jennifer Silk, Adam Magerman, Dana Rofey
second row, floor, left to right: Kyung Hwa Lee, Ben Paul, Darcy Mandel, Dana McMakin

Director: Greg Siegle, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Kyung Hwa Lee, Ph.D.
    My research focuses on neural mechanisms associated with explicit/conscious emotional processing of self (one’s own emotion) and others (others’ emotions). Specifically, I am interested in whether social factors (e.g., empathy situations) modulate neural mechanisms of self and others.

    Graduate Students

  • Darcy Mandel, M.S.
    My research primarily involves the investigation of individual differences in cognitive and biological processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of emotion-related psychopathology. In Dr. Siegle’s lab, I have been using fMRI to examine functional neural correlates of biased information processing in clinical populations. I’m particularly interested in linking trait characteristics with maladaptive patterns in the way individuals process incoming emotional information. I am currently working on identifying neural correlates of interoceptive awareness in anxious youth and depressive rumination in adults with MDD.


         Project Coordinators

  • Mandy Collier, B.S.
    I am interested in cognitive biases in mood disorders, (i.e.--predicting negative outcomes, or interpreting stimuli as negative) and how the biases impact physiology, depressive symptoms, and recovery. Two ongoing projects include a cognitive training study of undergraduates and an fMRI analysis of word rating data from pre and post-treatment scans of depressed adults.

         Research Specialists

  • Thomas Kraynak, B.A.

    I am interested in studying how the brain and body interact to generate emotion, and how alterations in these mechanisms might precipitate psychopathology.  This research considers the specific pathways underlying neuroimmune, neuroendocrine, and autonomic nervous system function in a model of viscerosomatic signaling mechanisms in affect and decision making.

         Research Administrators

         Former Staff