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!
Avram has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of psychology and psychiatry!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Avram Holmes and Lauren Patrick’s recent paper, “The Myth of Optimality in Clinical Neuroscience”, has been featured in several online articles, including:
Quartz: Yale neuroscientists debunked the idea that anyone is “normal”
Inc.: Yale Research Confirms What You’ve Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal
Psychology Today: Science Says: Being Different Doesn’t Mean You’re Weird
Scientific American: Who Are You Calling Normal?
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!
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!