Posts classified under: Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

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.

Michele A. Basso, Ph.D.

Michele A. Basso, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology with expertise in behavioral, psychophysical and electrophysiological measurements in alert non-human primates and rodents and psychophysics in humans. She is particularly interested in understanding how the mechanisms and neuronal circuits related to decision-making may go awry in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and dystonia. She currently has 4 NIH grants (3 RO1s and U award) in support of her research.

Loes Olde Loohuis, Ph.D.

Dr. Loes Olde Loohuis’ research focuses on elucidating the underlying molecular mechanisms of severe mental illness, in particular schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, by utilizing and developing computational approaches to leverage  multi-level data (including psychiatric phenotypes, health records and molecular phenotypes).