Randy is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Harvard University affiliated with the Center for Brain Science and Director of the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also on the faculty of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Trained in cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience, Randy’s work has centered on understanding how the brain supports high-level cognition and why dysfunction arises in illness.
Rodrigo is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow investigating the functional organization of distributed association networks at the level of individuals. His background is in biology and bioimaging, and he holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Imperial College London. Rodrigo’s research focuses on determining the mechanisms that link the activity of distributed networks with cognitive function and dysfunction.
Habib is a Postdoctoral Research fellow in the Buckner lab. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from NC State University. With his background in control systems and big data analysis, he is interested in investigating the correlation of the lifestyle and environmental stimuli with the brain activity and connections. He is currently working on computational approaches to explore deep individual phenotyping.
Jared researches the neural correlates of anxiety across psychiatric disorders. He also researches how functional specialization of the cerebral cortex is affected in individuals with a genetic predisposition to autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, and language impairments.
Daniel received his PhD in Neuroscience from Tel-Aviv University where he examined the relationship between volition and perception. Now he is interested in investigating how healthy and pathological subjects acquire a model of the environment and internalize its statistical properties.
James is a Ph.D. student in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior program of the Psychology Department. His work aims to elucidate and explain the asymmetric organization of the human brain. Specifically, he is investigating the relationship between hemispheric asymmetries in structure and function, as well as their genetic underpinnings and behavioral consequences.
Garth is a Ph.D. student in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior program of the Psychology Department. He uses a deep individual phenotyping approach to understand how real-world fluctuations in mood, stress, and sleep interact and affect brain function, in particular targeting major life transitions such as freshmen year at college.
Lauren is a Ph.D. student in the Cognition, Brain and Behavior program of the Psychology Department. She received undergraduate training in Psychology at Harvard and subsequently completed a fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center. She is interested in understanding human social processes, including neurobiological underpinnings and influences on behavior.
Lily is a Data Analyst in the Buckner Lab and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2014 with a BS in Business Administration, and a minor in Information Systems. Currently, Lily is working with the Neuroinformatics Research Group at Harvard to streamline cross-platform data delivery and analysis. She plans to pursue a PhD in Computational Science and Engineering.
Erin Phlegar is a Research Assistant in the Buckner Lab. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2016 with a BA in Neuroscience. Erin is working on the deep dynamic phenotyping projects. Previously, she worked in Dr. Mark George’s Brain Stimulation Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina and on Dr. Anna Penn’s research team at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., analyzing the impact of placental hormones on neonatal neurological development. Her undergraduate research involved the developmental analyses of Octopus bimaculoides hatchling behavior and growth. She plans to pursue a medical career following her work in the Buckner Lab.
Arpi is a Research Assistant in the Buckner Lab. She graduated from Barnard College in 2016 with a BA in Biology, and this past May from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education, focusing on adolescent development and stress in educational settings. During her college summers, she worked in Dr. Nancy Kanwisher’s lab at MIT, studying structure-function relationships in the human visual system. She is currently working on deep phenotyping of behavior in relation to individualized estimates of brain organization. Arpi plans to pursue doctoral level studies in the future.
Justin Baker is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Research Concentration Program for the MGH / McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. His research focuses on brain imaging studies in psychotic disorders. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University, before obtaining his MD and PhD degrees at Washington University in St. Louis. Since completing his Residency in Psychiatry with the MGH/McLean program, he has received multiple fellowships to pursue research on the biology of psychotic disorders using high-throughput functional and structural imaging and genetics, under the guidance of Dr. Dost Öngür (McLean Hospital) and Dr. Randy Buckner (Harvard / MGH).
Mark Eldaief, MD, MMSc is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research involves the use of non-invasive stimulation to modulate intrinsic functional networks. He uses functional neuroimaging (including fMRI and PET) and deep phenotyping to track stimulation-induced changes in brain states and behavior, respectively. He is particularly interested in intrinsic networks involved in emotional processing (e.g. those distributed across prefrontal cortical and subcortical nodes).
Trey Hedden is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. His research interests focus on the flexibility, organization and neural representation of executive control processes, including plasticity related to developmental, cultural, and strategic influences. His research also looks at development of executive control across the life span, emphasizing adult age differences, individual differences in executive control and their relation to complex cognition, including memory, reasoning, and decision making.
Avram Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University . Avram’s research program explores the biological pathways that give rise to individual variability in emotional reactivity, with a particular focus on the intersection of emotion and cognition. A core motivation that drives his laboratories’ work is the search for specific neurogenetic signatures associated with individual variations in emotional experience and risk for psychiatric illness onset.
His research focuses on developing novel neuroimaging and computational tools to reveal brain functional architecture in individual subjects. A major goal of his work is to improve surgical planning for epilepsy and brain tumor patients. Another goal is to develop imaging phenotypes that will help to identify genetic underpinnings of some psychiatric disorders.
Daisy’s research focuses on individual differences in brain function. She has been studying broad properties of functional specialization of the human cerebral cortex and cerebellum. She also studies functional network structure at the level of the individual person and aims to characterize brain network organization that differs in individuals with psychiatric illness.