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Berry earns R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging

May 26, 2022

Berry received a $6.2 million dollar grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of norepinephrine in the protection against Alzheimer's disease.
Project Administrator Hired

April 18, 2022

Katherine O'Malley has joined our group as Lead Project Administrator for the Brandeis Aging Brain Study.
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Lab presents at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society's conference

Graduate student Jourdan Parent presents her poster "Locus Coeruleus catecholamine synthesis capacity links susceptibility to depression with amygdala tau burden in aging" on April 25th.

Graduate Student Claire Ciampa presents her poster "Associations between catecholamine synthesis, Alzheimer's pathology, cognition, and locus coeruleus functional connectivity" on April 24th.

Research Assistant Jordyn Cowan presents her poster " The influence of dopamine synthesis capacity on reward-related learning and memory in aging" on April 24th.

Alumnus Jacqueline Epstein presents her poster "Interactions among dopamine, white matter integrity, and tau pathology in aging" on April 24th.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Hired
We hired our first post doctoral fellow, Hsiang-Yu Chen. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology at Technische Universität Dresden. 
Published in Neuropsychopharmacology

January 15, 2022

Our paper "Associations Among Locus Coeruleus Catecholamines, Tau Pathology, and Memory in Aging" has been accepted for publication in Neuropsychopharmacology. Congratulations to graduate students Claire Ciampa and Jourdan Parent, and alumnus Rebekah Garret.
Lab published in Cerebral Cortex

Our first paper as a lab "Elevated Dopamine Synthesis as a Mechanism of Cognitive Resilience in Aging" has been accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex. Congratulations to graduate students Claire Ciampa, Jourdan Parent, and Morgan Taylor!

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Graduate Student, Jourdan Parent presents at Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)

March 15, 2021

Parent presented her poster "Regional Homogeneity is Associated with Dopamine Synthesis Capacity and Maintenance Cognitive Stability in Older Adults" at CNS.
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Graduate Student, Claire Ciampa presents at Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)

March 15, 2021

Ciampa presented her poster "Longitudinal Decline in Cortical Thickness is Associated with Elevated Dopamine Synthesis Capacity in Aging" at CNS.
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Berry earns R03 grant from Department of Health and Human Services

April 1, 2021

Berry received the grant for her project "Locus Coeruleus Biomarker Development for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease in Humans".
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January 17, 2019

Berry received the association's Rising Star Award, which honors psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers.