July, 2021

A recent paper by Hao-Ming Dong describing age-dependent shifts in the macroscale organization of cortex in childhood and adolescence has been featured in Yale Today. Congrats, Hao-Ming!

Read more about it here!


July, 2021

The Holmes Lab gives a farewell to former research assistants, Lia Chen and Julia Moses.

Lia will begin a Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University under Dr. Eve De Rosa, studying genetic and biological bases of neurodegenerative disease through fMRI. 

Julia will also begin a Ph.D. program in the Department of Developmental Psychology at City University of New York, the Graduate Center. She will focus on how young children about the world around them.

Congratulations, Lia and Julia!


September, 2020

The Holmes Lab gives a farewell to former graduate student, Dr. Kevin Anderson. Kevin graduated from Yale and has become a post-doctoral researcher in Dr. Randy Buckner’s lab at Harvard University. Congrats, Kevin! At the same time, we welcome a new undergraduate researcher to the lab, James Cross. Welcome to the lab, James!

July, 2020

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Dr. Holmes has been promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry!

Congrats Dr. Holmes!

May, 2020

Dr. Kevin Anderson has been named a co-winner of the 2020 James Grossman Dissertation Award for his dissertation, Integrative Molecular Bases of Brain Function and Organization. Congratulations, Kevin!

Read more about it here!



February, 2020



The Holmes Lab is very excited to announce the arrival of a new post-doctoral researcher in February, Hao-Ming Dong from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. We would also like to write a belated welcome to a new research assistant, Julia Moses, who joined our lab in September 2019. Welcome to the team Hao-Ming and Julia!



January, 2020



Dr. Holmes has been named an Association for Psychological Science (APS) fellow! Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Yale Medicine reported on the achievement on their news page here. 

Congratulations, Avram!



October, 2019


Dr. Avram Holmes was awarded Greer Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research! The Greer Prize is awarded annually for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research to recognize the research contribution of one or two deserving junior faculty members in the Natural and Social Sciences.

The Yale Psychology Department reported on it here.

Great job, Avram!


June, 2019


The Holmes Lab is delighted to welcome new lab manager/research assistant, Lia Chen! We also wish our warmest send-offs to post-doctoral researcher Monica Rosenberg, who is joining the faculty at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor of Psychology, and lab manager/research assistant David Gruskin, who is off to pursue an MD-PhD at Columbia University. Wishing them all the best and cheers to another productive year ahead!

April, 2019


Avram and Lauren’s recent publication, “The Myth of Optimality in Clinical Neuroscience” (Holmes and Patrick, 2018), has been selected for Trends’ Personalized Medicine special collection! Check out the full collection at this link, or download the original article here!



Congratulations to Holmes Lab graduate student Meghan Collins, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) fellowship! This highly competitive award recognizes and supports graduate students conducting outstanding STEM research, and reflects Meghan’s previous accomplishments as well as her potential for future research achievements. Congrats, Meghan!

March, 2019


PI Avram Holmes has been chosen to receive the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 2019 A.E. Bennett Award for Clinical/Translational Research! This award recognizes superb international research in biological psychiatry by young investigators and will be presented to Avram at the Society’s 74th annual meeting in Chicago. More information about Avram and the award can be found in this Yale School of Medicine article.



February, 2019



Congratulations to Holmes Lab research assistant David Gruskin, whose team was awarded first place and the Google API Integration prize at Hack Mental Health 2019 for developing Flip, a browser extension aimed at disrupting negative news bias related to suicide coverage. Check out a Yale Daily News article on the hackathon + Flip here, and watch David in action in this clip from WTNH News 8!



June, 2018


A recent Holmes Lab publication, “The human cortex possesses a reconfigurable dynamic network architecture that is disrupted in psychosis” (Reinen et al., 2018), has been selected for the Complexity Research in Nature Communications collection! Check out the full collection by following this link, or download the original article here!

April, 2018

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A massive congratulations to Holmes/FAB lab post-doctoral researcher Monica Rosenberg, who will officially be joining the faculty at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor of Psychology in the summer of 2019! More information about Monica’s exceptional work on topics including attention and predictive modeling can be found on her website. Congrats, Monica!

August, 2017




The Holmes Lab is thrilled to welcome several new additions to the lab as we begin the 2017-2018 academic year! Meghan Collins and Rowena Chin will be joining the lab as graduate students in the Clinical and Neuroscience areas, respectively, Monica Rosenberg is our new Post-doctoral Researcher, and David Gruskin is the new Lab Manager/Research Assistant. We’re looking forward to an exciting and productive year!

January, 2017



Happy 2017 from Holmes Lab!

August, 2016


We’ve got some new additions to the lab! We’d like to welcome new Lab Manager Bradley Wise, Clinical Psychology graduate student Erica Ho, and Lauren Patrick as she transitions from Lab Manager to graduate student in the Neuroscience area of the Psychology program.

August, 2016


Avram Holmes has been honored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! Click here for the full article.

January, 2016

Are you a true introvert? Avram Holmes discusses introversion and extroversion in recent PBS SciTech now article.

January, 2016

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Happy 2016 from Holmes Lab!



July, 2015


Attention neuro-nerds… The GSP data release descriptor has been published in Nature Scientific Data. Please disseminate widely and use responsibly.



March, 2015


Kevin Anderson has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship! His project will examine the subcortical signals that dynamically track spatial proximity to reward, a key component of sustained motivation and goal pursuit.

December, 2014

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Happy Holidays from Holmes Lab!


October, 2014


We are excited to announce that a substantial portion of the Brain Genomics Superstruct Project dataset has been made freely available to the broader scientific community. Interested users can visit the Harvard University Dataverse to learn more. An associated manuscript fully detailing the project goals and dataset will follow shortly. Happy hunting!

July, 2014



Holmes Lab has relocated from Boston to the Department of Psychology at Yale University in New Haven.