New Faculty jobs for Dr. Carr & Dr. Elton!

Exciting news in the cablab: this summer Dr. Crystal Carr will head down to Wofford College to take a new position as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, and Dr. Amanda Elton will head even further south to start an Assistant Professor position in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Florida! They will be missed, but we are very excited for them both!

Monica Faulkner successfully defends PhD!

Another one successfully fledges the nest: Monica Faulkner, successfully defended her PhD thesis “Frontolimbic Circuits, Dopamine, and Attentional Bias to Alcohol Cues.” She has accepted a postdoc offer, and will join the lab of Dr. Lorenzo Leggio at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Huge congratulations to Monica!

New paper from postdoc Amanda Elton!

Our new paper is in press at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. In it we show that delay discounting behavior was predicted by an interaction of COMT genotype and sex, consistent with a U-shaped relationship with COMT activity. COMT genotype and sex similarly exhibited U-shaped relationships with individual differences in neural activation, particularly among networks that were most engaged by the task. The lead author is Dr. Amanda Elton.