Current Research Assistants
Hannah graduated from Emory University in 2018 with a major in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (B.S.) and a minor in Anthropology. Her research experience began at Yerkes National Primate Research Center investigating serotonin regulation of the mesolimbic dopamine pathway, which is implicated in reward and addiction. Hannah’s senior honors thesis tested whether a certain serotonergic compound decreased psychostimulant addiction behavior in animals that had been maltreated during infancy, which is a critical time for proper development of stress and emotion systems. Additionally, she worked at McLean Hospital on a project involving nicotine administration during MRI scans. Currently, Hannah is working on a project that is looking at how emotion processing and emotion regulation abilities change over the course of adulthood, and how prenatal development, sex, and history of psychiatric disorders play a role in these processes.