Brendan received a B.S. (2013) and a M.S. (2015) in Psychology from University of Oregon. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of Utah in 2019, working under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Conradt. His research aims to elucidate the developmental origins of infant temperament, with a special emphasis on the neural mechanisms that may underlie the intergenerational transmission of childhood psychopathology risk. His current research examines how individual differences in infant neural noise contribute to attentional and behavioral risk for internalizing disorders in early childhood.