Graduate Student Openings!
We’re recruiting PhD students with a strong background in neuroscience and/or animal behavior who are interested in developing projects on dog fMRI including perceptual processing and brain decoding. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Berns directly at email@example.com.
For specific questions about current and recent graduate students' research or experiences within the Psychology Department at Emory University, please contact them via email.
Lauren Aulet, MA, PhD Candidate
Lauren is a graduate student at Emory University in Stella Lourenco's Spatial Cognition Lab. She also collaborates with the labs of Daniel Dilks and Gregory Berns. As an undergraduate, she studied psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science at SUNY Geneseo where she conducted research with Jeffrey Mounts and Ganie Dehart. Her current research examines the link(s) between number and space, incorporating multiple techniques (behavioral and functional imaging), developmental populations (infancy, childhood, and adulthood) and now species (human and canine).
Erin Phillips, Lab Technician
Erin joined the lab in May 2019. She performs fMRI analyses using Multi-Voxel Pattern Analysis (MVPA) and assists with fMRI scans for the Dog Project. She graduated from University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2018 with a BSc in Zoology.
Kate Athanassiades, Undergraduate Student
Kate joined the lab in January 2017. She is an senior undergraduate research assistant helping with fMRI analysis, fMRI scans, and coyote diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for the Dog Project. She is enrolled in Emory University's School of Nursing program.
Phyllis (Xinxuan) Guo, Undergraduate Student
Phyllis joined the lab in May 2019. She is an undergraduate research assistant helping with fMRI analyses and fMRI scans for the Dog Project. She is majoring in Quantitative Sciences (QSS) with a concentration in Psychology and plans to double majoring in Computer Science or Psychology.
Kirsten Gillette, Undergraduate Student
Kirsten joined the lab in May 2019. She is an undergraduate researcher assisting with fMRI analyses and scans for the Dog Project. She is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Psychology.