Posts classified under: Adolescent Neuroscience

Lucina Uddin, Ph.D.

Uddin was Associate Professor in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division which she created in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She directs the Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory, which makes use of neuroimaging to better understand the relationship between neural connectivity and cognition. At the University of Miami, Uddin established a graduate program in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. In 2018, she was appointed a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. Her current research examines brain network dynamics and cognitive flexibility in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Uddin returned to University of California, Los Angeles in 2021, where she was appointed Professor and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Analysis Core at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior. Her lab uses resting state fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging data to examine large-scale brain networks, and how these networks support executive function.

Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.


Dr. Carrie Bearden received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the UCLA faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA in 2003. She hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology. She has received numerous awards and honors, including Young Investigator Awards from the International Congress for Schizophrenia Research and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Award for Clinical Science in Biological Psychiatry, and the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Dr. Bearden’s research aims to understand genetic influences on brain structure in the development of psychosis, using converging methods to study cognition and neuroanatomy in clinical high-risk samples (e.g., adolescents at clinical high-risk for psychosis), and in possible ‘genetic subtypes of the disease with very high penetrance (e.g, 22q11.2 microdeletions). Another active research project, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Nelson Freimer, is an NIMH-funded study of neural endophenotypes of bipolar disorder in a genetically isolated population in Latin America.

Laura DeNardo, Ph.D.


A selected list of publications:

Laura A DeNardo, Cindy D Liu, William E Allen, Eliza L Adams, Drew Friedmann, Ehsan Dadgar-Kiani, Lisa Fu, Casey J Guenthner, Jin Hyung Lee, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Liqun Luo   Temporal Evolution of Cortical Ensembles Promoting Remote Memory Retrieval , 2018; .
Berns Dominic S, DeNardo Laura A, Pederick Daniel T, Luo Liqun   Teneurin-3 controls topographic circuit assembly in the hippocampus Nature, 2018; 554(7692): 328-333.
Savas Jeffrey N, Wang Yi-Zhi, DeNardo Laura A, Martinez-Bartolome Salvador, McClatchy Daniel B, Hark Timothy J, Shanks Natalie F, Cozzolino Kira A, Lavallée-Adam Mathieu, Smukowski Samuel N, Park Sung Kyu, Kelly Jeffery W, Koo Edward H, Nakagawa Terunaga, Masliah Eliezer, Ghosh Anirvan, Yates John R   Amyloid Accumulation Drives Proteome-wide Alterations in Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s Disease-like Pathology Cell reports, 2017; 21(9): 2614-2627.
Allen William E, DeNardo Laura A, Chen Michael Z, Liu Cindy D, Loh Kyle M, Fenno Lief E, Ramakrishnan Charu, Deisseroth Karl, Luo Liqun   Thirst-associated preoptic neurons encode an aversive motivational drive Science (New York, N.Y.), 2017; 357(6356): 1149-1155.
DeNardo Laura, Luo Liqun   Genetic strategies to access activated neurons Current opinion in neurobiology, 2017; 45(6356): 121-129.
Savas JN, Ribeiro LF, Wierda KD, Wright R, DeNardo-Wilke LA, Chamma I, Wang Yi-Zhi, Zemla R, Lavallee- Adam M, Vennekens KM, O’Sullivan ML, Antonios JK, Hall EA, Thoumine O, Attie AD, Yates JR, Ghosh A, De Wit J   The Sorting Receptor SorCS1 Regulates Trafficking of Neurexin and AMPA receptors, Neuron, 2015; 87: 764-80.
DeNardo Laura A, Berns Dominic S, DeLoach Katherine, Luo Liqun   Connectivity of mouse somatosensory and prefrontal cortex examined with trans-synaptic tracing Nature neuroscience, 2015; 18(11): 1687-1697.
DeNardo Laura A, de Wit Joris, Otto-Hitt Stefanie, Ghosh Anirvan   NGL-2 regulates input-specific synapse development in CA1 pyramidal neurons Neuron, 2012; 76(4): 762-75.
Wilke Scott A, Hall Benjamin J, Antonios Joseph K, Denardo Laura A, Otto Stefanie, Yuan Bo, Chen Fading, Robbins Elissa M, Tiglio Katie, Williams Megan E, Qiu Zilong, Biederer Thomas, Ghosh Anirvan   NeuroD2 regulates the development of hippocampal mossy fiber synapses Neural development, 2012; 7(4): 9.

Jennifer Silvers, Ph.D.


A selected list of publications:

Silvers Jennifer A, Shu Jocelyn, Hubbard Alexa D, Weber Jochen, Ochsner Kevin N   Concurrent and lasting effects of emotion regulation on amygdala response in adolescence and young adulthood Developmental science, 2015; 18(5): 771-84.
Silvers Jennifer A, Weber Jochen, Wager Tor D, Ochsner Kevin N   Bad and worse: neural systems underlying reappraisal of high- and low-intensity negative emotions Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2015; 10(2): 172-9.
Silvers Jennifer A, Wager Tor D, Weber Jochen, Ochsner Kevin N   The neural bases of uninstructed negative emotion modulation Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2015; 10(1): 10-8.
Buhle Jason T, Silvers Jennifer A, Wager Tor D, Lopez Richard, Onyemekwu Chukwudi, Kober Hedy, Weber Jochen, Ochsner Kevin N   Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: a meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2014; 24(11): 2981-90.
Silvers Jennifer A, Insel Catherine, Powers Alisa, Franz Peter, Weber Jochen, Mischel Walter, Casey B J, Ochsner Kevin N   Curbing craving: behavioral and brain evidence that children regulate craving when instructed to do so but have higher baseline craving than adults Psychological science, 2014; 25(10): 1932-42.
Silvers Jennifer A, McRae Kateri, Gabrieli John D E, Gross James J, Remy Katherine A, Ochsner Kevin N   Age-related differences in emotional reactivity, regulation, and rejection sensitivity in adolescence Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 2012; 12(6): 1235-47.
Ochsner Kevin N, Silvers Jennifer A, Buhle Jason T   Functional imaging studies of emotion regulation: a synthetic review and evolving model of the cognitive control of emotion Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2012; 1251(6): E1-24.
Wallace Gregory L, Case Laura K, Harms Madeline B, Silvers Jennifer A, Kenworthy Lauren, Martin Alex   Diminished sensitivity to sad facial expressions in high functioning autism spectrum disorders is associated with symptomatology and adaptive functioning Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 2011; 41(11): 1475-86.
Wallace Gregory L, Silvers Jennifer A, Martin Alex, Kenworthy Lauren E   Brief report: Further evidence for inner speech deficits in autism spectrum disorders Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 2009; 39(12): 1735-9.
Silvers Jennifer A, Haidt Jonathan   Moral elevation can induce nursing Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 2008; 8(2): 291-5.