Congratulations to Dr. Evin Aktar, visiting professor in the CAT Lab, for receiving a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)! She is among 14% of applicants to receive this award.
Dr. Aktar's research investigates the transmission of anxiety from parents to children. She uses multi-method designs that incorporate both behavioral and biological markers of anxiety in parents and children. With this new grant, Dr. Aktar will examine if a non-anxious parent may buffer children from fear transmission from an anxious parent to reduce generational transmission of anxiety.