We are pleased to announce that Kate Keller has joined the Foss-Feig research team. Kate Keller recently completed her BA at SUNY Geneseo. She joins our team in the capacity of a clinical research coordinator. We are excited to have this new addition to the lab. Welcome, Kate!
Lab alumna Emily Isenstein received a scholarship to support her summer research investigating the differentiation and integration of visual and proprioceptive information in children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn more about her research here.
The Friedman Brain Institute’s 11th Annual Neuroscience Retreat occurred on May 10th and brought together scientist and physicians that contribute to the neurosciences at Mount Sinai. Research coordinators, Christopher McLaughlin and Hannah Grossman, and undergraduate research assistant Sue Kim presented their research on probing social engagement, sensory functioning, and temporal processing in ASD, respectively.
Research Assistant, Sue Kim was a recipient of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) grant. The DURF grant is awarded to students at NYU’s College of Arts and Science to help fund their research. Sue’s DURF grant will help to fund her project that aims to investigate the sensory consequences of action in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relation to core ASD symptoms.
Undergraduate research assistants, Yian Zhang and Marta Migo, were the recipients of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) grant. The DURF grant is awarded to students at NYU’s College of Arts and Science to help fund their research. Marta received the DURF grant to fund her project aimed at better understanding neurological preparatory processes leading up to the execution of a voluntary motor activity and characterizing ADHD symptomology in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Marta was recognized for her research and was named this year’s Susan and Robert Grossman Research Scholar. Yian plans to examine biases of prediction in ASD that can potentially influence perceptual processing. Using EEG recordings, she will investigate a potential neural marker of prediction bias and examine correlations with severity of clinical symptoms.
We are pleased to announce that Christopher McLaughlin has joined the Foss-Feig research team. Chris recently completed a degree in Biology at Williams College and has prior experience working in a clinical research environment. He joins our team in the capacity of a clinical research coordinator. Within this role he will be managing the ongoing research projects in the lab and overseeing task development. We are excited to have him working with us. Welcome, Chris!
Sylvia Guillory received acceptance to take part in the Sinai Team-based Translational Education Program, a National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) funded initiative. This one year training program is designed to foster innovative leaders and entrepreneurs in clinical and translational research where Sylvia will continue to develop her critical thinking and analytical skills applying them to the research in the lab.
Clinical Research Coordinator Emily Isenstein will be attending the University of Rochester in the fall of 2018 as a part of the Medical Scientist Training Program to pursue an MD/PhD dual degree. She plans to continue her involvement in the autism field and ultimately hopes to combine her clinical and research interests to examine the neurological underpinnings of autism and expand treatment options for people across the spectrum. Specifically, Emily hopes to study the vestibular system in autism spectrum disorders, but knows that she needs to survive two years of medical school first! Congratulations, Emily!
Dr. Jennifer Foss-Feig was invited to speak as part of an Institute at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Foss-Feig gave an engaging lecture on biomarker discovery in ASD.
Sylvia Guillory joined the lab this fall. Having completed her PhD in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston, she’s excited to be a part of the Seaver Autism Center and looks forward to working Dr. Foss-Feig.