post-doctoral fellows

Pan Liu

Pan received her PhD in social neuroscience from McGill University in Canada in 2015, and is currently working as a post-doc scholar with Dr. Pamela Cole and Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar. Her broad research interest lies in social and affective neuroscience, and has been working on cross-sensory emotion processing during her PhD. For her post-doc research, she is interested in expanding her work on emotion processing to the population of school-aged children by means of fMRI and exploring this issue from a developmental and clinical perspective. 

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Jin Qu received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2017 and she is currently working as a post-doc scholar with Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar and Dr. Kristin Buss. Her main research interests lie in infant social and emotional development (e.g., infant emotion regulation) in relation to children’s subsequent behavior problems. She is also interested in how caregiving environment and parent–child attachment influence infant development. She has used multiple levels of analysis (i.e., psychophysiological and behavioral) to examine these research questions and she considers child development in context. For her post-doc work, she would like to learn more about infant EEG and eye-tracking and continue her previous line of work on infant emotional development. In her spare time, Jin likes swimming, hiking, and playing basketball.

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Bradley Taber-Thomas

Brad received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa in 2011, and worked as a Postdoc with Dr. William Lovallo at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also received an MA in Philosophy in 2008 from Georgia State University. He studies the role of the frontolimbic neural system in socio-emotional functioning and development, working to understand neural bases of core psychological processes implicated in social development (e.g., attention biases). He is also interested in (i) childhood interventions for cultivating those cognitive processes (e.g., attention training, mindfulness, and behaviorist approaches) to promote frontolimbic development and psychological well-being, and (ii) using neuroscience to understand the mechanisms and impacts of interventions. His interdisciplinary approach focuses on social and emotional processes at multiple levels (basic and applied) and with multiple methods (neuroimaging, lesion, intervention, and high-risk populations). When not doing all of that fun stuff, he is most likely outdoors with his family, camping, or playing hockey.

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