Congrats to Dr. Jeremy Huckins, our recent 2015 Ph.D. in the Program for Experimental and Molecular Medicine at Dartmouth College! Jeremy is staying on as a post-doctoral fellow in Psychological and Brain Sciences to continue his work exploring resting-state brain networks and their relation to individual differences in personality and behavior. As can be seen from the picture, he is graciously accepting donations of dress pants and shoes.
Congrats to Dr. Sean Guillory on the successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Systematic Replications and Innovations in the Neuroscience of Humor.” Sean is heading on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. (Photo bomb courtesy of Dylan Gee)
The following posters were presented at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Poster reprints will be made available shortly.
Greenbaum, C.A., Huckins, J.F., Heatherton, T.F., and Kelley, W.M. Activity in action observation and frontal control networks predicts dietary restraint failures. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.[ABSTRACT] [POSTER REPRINT]
Huckins, J.F., Heatherton, T.F., Jacobs, S.N., Greenbaum, C.A., Meehan, C.P., and Kelley, W.M. Resting-state functional connectivity between ventral anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex predicts individual differences in self-esteem. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.[ABSTRACT] [POSTER REPRINT]
Lopez, R.B., Hoffman, W., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., and Heatherton, T.F. Food cue-related activity in the nucleus accumbens predicts failure to resist food desires in everyday life. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.[ABSTRACT] [POSTER REPRINT]
The following Grad-Appreciation Week event seemed tailor-made for Muffin:
Adviser/Advisee Coffee & Muffin Time
Thursday, April 12, 8-9:30 am
Take time out of your busy day to drink a cup of coffee or tea, and
enjoy an assortment of goodies from Lou’s. This is a great opportunity
to informally chat with your adviser! Make sure to invite your adviser
well in advance of the event. Or if you don’t have an advisor yet,
invite a faculty member whom you might like to work with. Co-sponsored
by the International Mentoring Graduate Program (IMPG).
Congrats to Kelley Lab alumn, Gagan Wig (front right), who accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas. Brian Russ (back left), and Cassey Murray joined Bill and Gagan in celebrating this exciting accomplishment. Always eager for a photo op, Paul Whalen (center) crashed the celebration.
Congrats to former Kelley Lab alumn (Ph.D., 2008) and Kellerton post-doc, Kate Demos (shown here arm-wrestling former labmate Gagan Wig), who was promoted to Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School. Kate was also awarded a National Institute of Health Career Development Award, so double kudos are in order.
Kris Caudle, show above with her childhood Pillow Person, is now Dr. Caudle. Congratulations on successfully completing the Ph.D! Her thesis defense intervention (err…introduction) is available after the jump. Read more…