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LAB NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

18 May 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates: Madeleine Ames (Neuroscience), Naseeb Chhina (Global Public Health & Psychology), Helena Cullen (Psychology), Emily Davis (Cognitive Science & Spanish), Avery Douglad (Neuroscience), Skylar Goodove (Neuroscience), Matt Immordino (Global Public Health & Spanish), Bridget Rodig (Cognitive Science), and Ashley Trinh (Neuroscience). We are so proud of you and can't wait to follow your many future successes!

CONGRATULATIONS, PRESENTATION WINNERS!

1 May 2024

Congratulations to all who presented their research this Spring semester, and in particular, Bridget Rodig for winning 2nd place for her poster at CogFest, Emily Davis for winning 3rd place for her poster at CogFest, and Madeleine Ames for winning 3rd place for her talk at the Fozdar Symposium for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research!

DOUBLE HOO RESEARCH GRANT AWARDED!

28 February 2024

Undergraduate student, Macie Tran, and graduate student, Cabell Williams were awarded the Double Hoo Research Award for their project titled, “Understanding the Neural Basis of Social Touch: An Asleep Infant fMRI Investigation.” Way to go!

FUNDING RECEIVED FROM THE JEFFERSON TRUST!

25 January 2024

Dr. Puglia and collaborators Santina Zanelli, Kevin Pelphrey, and Greg Gerling have received funding from the Jefferson Trust to examine how early life sensory exposure following preterm birth shapes developing neural circuitry to impact developmental outcomes.

SHRIYA VARADA AWARDED MINERVA AWARD!

23 January 2024

Undergraduate research assistant Shriya Varada has been awarded a Minerva Award for her project titled, "Characterizing Atypical Functional Connectivity in Preterm Infants." Congratulations, Shriya!

CONGRATULATIONS DECEMBER 2023 GRADUATES!

20 December 2023

Congratulations to our December 2023 graduate, Olivia Prendergast (Psychology). We are so proud of you and we are excited to see what you do next!

CABELL WILLIAMS AWARDED GSASC RESEARCH GRANT!

1 December 2023

Graduate student Cabell Williams has been awarded a Graduate Students of Arts and Sciences Council (GSASC) Research Grant for her project titled, "Bio-behavioral correlates of social touch processing in infancy." Congratulations, Cabell!

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST PREPRINTS!

19 July 2023

CONGRATULATIONS 2023 GRADUATES! 

20 May 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates: Melissa Abel (Cognitive Science & Spanish), Kaylyn Feeley (Cognitive Science), Madeline Ford (Cognitive Science), Chloe Hoang (Cognitive Science), Anna McSherry (Psychology), Madison Monroe-Mohajerin (Neuroscience & Psychology), Madelyn Nance (Cognitive Science), Bianka Smeulders (Cognitive Science). We are so proud of you and wish you all success!

MADELEINE AMES AWARDED MINERVA AWARD!

10 May 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Madeleine Ames has been awarded a summer Minerva Award for her project titled, "Investigating Sibling Relationships’ Effects on Younger Sibling Social Acuity." Congratulations, Madeleine!

MADELYN NANCE WINS 2ND PLACE AT YALE!

16 April 2023

Many congratulations to undergraduate research assistant Madelyn Nance for her stellar performance at the Yale Intercollegiate Symposium. She won 2nd place for her presentation of her thesis project titled, "Post ventilation inflammation and the effect on multiscale entropy: Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes at the bedside." Way to go, Madelyn!

CAMPBELL COLEMAN AWARDED INGRASSIA GRANT!

13 April 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Campbell Coleman has been awarded the Ingrassia Family Echols Scholars Research Grant for his project titled, “Biological Motion Perception Networks and Autism: Investigating Sex-Based Differences in Social Perception.” Congratulations, Campbell!

CABELL WILLIAMS AWARDED EXPAND FELLOWSHIP!

10 April 2023

Graduate student Cabell Williams has been selected as a fellow for the 2023-2024 EXPAND program. Congratulations, Cabell!

MADISON MONROE-MOHAJERIN SELECTED AS A 2023 RAVEN FELLOW!

5 April 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Madison Monroe-Mohajerin has been awarded the prestigious Raven Fellowship which aims to support interdisciplinary research for her project titled, "ADHD in its Infancy: Assessing Biomarkers of Attention Deficit in the First Years of Life." Congratulations, Madison!

NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR ACCEPTANCES! 

21 March 2023

We are very excited to report that once again 100% of the lab's 2nd year applicants were accepted into the highly competitive neuroscience undergraduate major! Many congratulations to Campbell Coleman, Chloe Cooper, Kaley Dawson, Emily Mundy, Haylee Ressa, Ashley Trinh, and Shriya Varada!

MADELYN NANCE AWARDED JEFFERSON TRUST GRANT!

15 March 2023

Undergraduate researcher Madelyn Nance has been awarded a Flash Funding grant from the Jefferson Trust for her project titled, "Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at the Bedside." This award will provide funding for her Distinguished Majors Thesis.  Congratulations, Madelyn!

AVERY DOUGALD AWARDED HARRISON GRANT!

27 February 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Avery Dougald has been awarded the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award for her project titled, "The Effect of Caffeine to Treat Apnea of Prematurity on Excitation and Inhibition Levels in the Infant Brain."
Congratulations, Avery!

MADELYN NANCE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATION!

3 February 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Madelyn Nance has been selected as 1 of only 5 UVa students to give an oral presentation at the 17th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds! Congratulations, Madelyn!

NEW PREPRINT AVAILABLE!

21 January 2023

MADISON MONROE-MOHAJERIN AWARDED TWO RESEARCH GRANTS!

17 January 2023

Undergraduate research assistant Madison Monroe-Mohajerin has been awarded a research grant from the UVA College Council, and another from the College of Arts and Sciences. These awards will support her research into early biomarkers of ADHD. Congratulations, Madison!

NEW PUBLICATION!

18 October 2022

WELCOME, WINNIE!

29 August 2022

Welcome to Winnie Chang, new Project Coordinator for our "Brain Development Following Preterm Birth" study! We are thrilled to have you join our team!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE

1 June 2022

Check out our feature in the June 2022 issue of National Geographic -- How do you capture the ‘essence of touch’—especially during a pandemic? 

MADISON MONROE-MOHAJERIN AWARDED MINERVA AWARD!

3 June 2022

Undergraduate research assistant Madison Monroe-Mohajerin has been awarded a summer Minerva Award from the UVA College Council. Congratulations, Madison!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES!

25 May 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 undergraduate research assistant graduates: Avery Dahl (Cognitive Science) and Annie Son (Biology). Thank you for all of your hard work this year, and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things you will accomplish at Deloitte and NIH!

SKYLAR GOODOVE AWARDED RAVEN FELLOWSHIP!

14 April 2022

Undergraduate research assistant Skylar Goodove has been awarded a prestigious 2022 Raven Fellowship, which supports innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. Congratulations, Skylar!

NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR ACCEPTANCES! 

6 April 2022

We are so excited to report that 100% of the lab's applicants were accepted into the highly competitive neuroscience undergraduate major! Many congratulations to Madeleine Ames, Soni Bae, Olivia Bullock, Avery Dougald, Skylar Goodove, Alyssa Smith, and Qais Youssef!

FUNDING RECEIVED FROM UVA BRAIN INSITUTE!

1 December 2021

Together with a team of interdisciplinary collaborators from across grounds, grad student Cat Thrasher and Dr. Puglia have received a Transformative Neurodevelopment Pilot Grant from the UVA Baby Brain Initiative (BaBI) and Brain Institute. This grant will provide funding to support a project aimed at understanding neural mechanisms of caregiver touch during infancy.

DR. PUGLIA AWARDED GRANT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH!

10 September 2021

Dr. Puglia has been awarded a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health. This grant will support a series of projects aimed at identifying neural and epigenetic biomarkers of social processing disorders.

NEW PREPRINT AVAILABLE!

13 July 2021

FUNDING RECEIVED FROM UVA BRAIN INSTITUTE AND SCHOOL OF DATA SCIENCE!

1 July 2021

Dr. Puglia and collaborator Dr. Adema Ribic have received funding from the UVA Brain Institute and School of Data Science to examine the effects of preterm birth on adult learning outcomes in humans and mice.

WELCOME, ALLISON AND JACKIE!

21 June 2021

Welcome to our new Lab Coordinator, Allison Belkowitz and our new Project Coordinator, Jacqueline Slobin! We are thrilled to have you aboard!

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

22 May 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 graduating undergraduate research assistants, Aaria Malhotra (Neuroscience), Hannah Sharpe (Biology), and Jacqeline Slobin (Global Public Health)! We wish you all the best and cannot wait to follow your many future successes!

MALHOTRA TAKES PRIZE AT FOZDAR SYMPOSIUM!

12 May 2021

Undergraduate Research Assistant Aaria Malhotra (Neuroscience 2021) wins 3rd place at the University of Virginia Fozdar Symposium for her research titled, "Can social development start at delivery? A look at infant social function at 4 months of age." Congratulations, Aaria!

WE ARE HIRING!

10 May 2021

We are seeking applicants a full-time Lab Coordinator and a full-time Project Coordinator. Apply here!

OUR WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING!

8 April 2021

Welcome to the Developmental Neuroanalytics lab website! Click around to learn about our research, team members, and opportunities to get involved as a researcher or participant. Please check back frequently for the latest news and updates out of our lab!

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