PEOPLE

Lab Director


Avram J. Holmes
Department of Psychology
402 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

 

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Dr. Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University. He earned a Bachelors degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University (1998), a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University (2009), and received his clinical training at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2008-2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Holmes completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Brain Science (2009-2012) and served as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (2012-2014).

Research Fellows


Oliver Chen
Department of Psychology
401 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Oliver is a Research Associate in the Holmes Lab. He is interested in the multidisciplinary area between statistics, computer science, and neuroscience. He is passionate about developing his knowledge to understand the unknowns of the human brain and its pathology. He is especially interested in being an advocate for raising society’s awareness of diseases caused by the human brain and to help make scientific progress on diagnoses, treatments, cures and management of these diseases. 

Monica Rosenberg
Department of Psychology
401 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

 

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Monica Rosenberg is a post-doctoral researcher in the Holmes Lab and the Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain Lab. Her research explores how we pay attention, and how insights from attention research can be used to improve focus. In particular, she builds models that predict individual differences in attention and cognition from patterns of functional brain connectivity, and characterizes the molecular-genetic mechanisms of predictive networks across development. Monica received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Yale, where she worked with Marvin Chun and collaborated with Todd Constable. Before coming to Yale, she worked as a research assistant with Michael Esterman at the Boston Veterans Affairs Hospital. Even before that, she studied cognitive neuroscience at Brown University, where she worked on cognitive control and memory with David Badre.

 

Research Staff


 

 

David Gruskin
Department of Psychology
401 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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David is a lab manager/research assistant in the Holmes Lab. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (2017), where he worked on Parkinson’s Disease research with Dr. Meghan Campbell and history and philosophy of neuroimaging research with Dr. Carl Craver. He is interested in network-based approaches to the study of cognition in special populations, as well as evaluating the epistemic value and sociological structure of neuroimaging research.

 

Graduate Students


Kevin Anderson
Department of Psychology
413 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Kevin is a graduate student in the Holmes Lab. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire in 2011, after which he worked on fMRI investigations at both the NIMH and Vanderbilt University. Kevin is interested in the molecular genetic bases of brain network function. Kevin’s current work integrates functional brain imaging, structural genetics, and gene expression data to understand the biological mechanisms contributing to both healthy and pathological forms of behavior and brain function.

Rebecca Boswell
Department of Psychology
413 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Becca is a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, working in the Holmes Lab and with Hedy Kober at the CANLab. She is interested in individual differences in affective and regulatory processes, predictors of risk-taking behavior, and the neural bases of self-control. Specifically, Becca is interested in cognition-emotion interaction and the regulation of food craving in both normative (e.g. college students, dieters, overweight individuals) and clinical (e.g. eating disorders, bariatric surgery) samples.

Erica Ho
Department of Psychology
413 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Erica is a Clinical Psychology PhD student in the Holmes Lab. She completed her BA in psychology at Cornell University, where she worked in the Personality, Attachment, and Control Lab under Vivian Zayas. She then spent three years at the Child Mind Institute’s Center for the Developing Brain, working with Michael Milham. Erica is interested in the neural systems that underlie typical social-cognitive functioning, as well as their disruption in psychiatric illness.

 

Lauren Patrick
Department of Psychology
413 Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Lauren is a Psychology PhD student in the Neuroscience area. She came to Yale after receiving her AB from Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked with Todd Braver and Ryan Bogdan. Lauren’s research utilizes behavioral, neuroimaging and computational techniques to examine motivation and cognitive control in the domains of human decision making and goal pursuit.

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Eric Chiang

 

Kweku Djan

 

Amrita Iyer

 

Adrian Lin

 

Audrey Luo

 

Raul Monraz

 

Justin Shi

 

Levi Truong

 

 

Collaborators & Friends


 

Justin Baker – McLean Hospital

Randy Buckner – Harvard University

Daphne Holt – Massachusetts General Hospital

Hesheng Liu – Massachusetts General Hospital

Dost Öngür – McLean Hospital

Diego Pizzagalli – McLean Hospital

Joshua Roffman – Massachusetts General Hospital

Jorge Sepulcre – Massachusetts General Hospital

Jordan Smoller – Massachusetts General Hospital

Thomas Yeo – National University of Singapore

Neuroinformatics Research Group – Harvard University

Brain Genomics Superstruct Project (Open data release)

 

 

Lab Alumni


 

 

Jenna Reinen