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THE LABORATORY ON SOCIAL & AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE

About LSAN

Georgetown University

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience is located in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University. We conduct research aimed at understanding the social, cognitive, and neural basis of social processes that include empathy, altruism, and aggression.
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LSAN MEMBERS

Past & Present

Current Members

Pauline Smith Portrait

Pauline Smith

Visiting post-doctoral fellow
Lin Gan RA Portrait

Lin Gan

Research Assistant
Olivia Young RA Portrait

Olivia Young

Research Assistant
Joy Chung RA Portrait

Joy Chung

Research Assistant
Heather Doherty Portrait

Heather Doherty

Research Assistant
Georgetown University - White-Gravenor Hall

Joanna Li

Research Assistant

Interested Applicants

We are planning on accepting a new Ph.D. applicant to the lab in 2022. If you are interested in applying to our lab this fall, you can find information about applying to the Psychology Ph.D. program below.

Programs

Research Assistant

Lab Alums

Joana B. Vieira

Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK
PhD (Neuroscience, University of Porto)
PhD student (Clinical Psychology, University of Southern California)
LSAN laboratory manager from 2012 to 2014

Hannah Savitz

PhD student (Psychology, Yale University)
LSAN laboratory manager from 2018 to 2020
PhD student (Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University)
LSAN laboratory manager from 2014 to 2016
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LSAN laboratory manager from 2016 to 2018
PhD (Neuroscience, Georgetown University)
PhD (Psychology, Georgetown University)

Michelle Yun

Research Assistant
PhD (Psychology, Georgetown University)
PhD (Psychology, Georgetown University)

Katie O’Connell

PhD (Neuroscience, Georgetown University)

Undergraduate Alumni

Matthew Williams

MD/MBA Candidate at Georgetown University

Megan Weber

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Honors Student

Marissa Walsh

MD student, Creighton University

Madeleine Quinn

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Honors Student

Stella Ryou

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Honors Student

Brandon Padgett

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Maria Stoianova

PhD student, American University

Madeline Smith

MD student, Emory University

Kelsey Smith

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Nilesh Seshadri

MD student, Georgetown University

Madeleine Quinn

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Brandon Padgett

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Esha Nagpal

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Honors Student

Alissa Mrazek

PhD, Northwestern University

Diana McCue

MSSW, University of Texas at Austin

Kyla Machell

PhD, Clinical Psychology, George Mason University

Honors Student

Kalli Krumpos

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Sarah Khorasani

MD/MA student, Tufts University

Arianna Hughes

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Alexandra Hashemi

MD, Tulane University

Jennifer Hammer

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Honors Student

Shivani Goyal

Post-doctoral IRTA, NIMH/NIH

Honors Student

Brandi Ginn

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Honors Student

Mike Hall

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Mollie Grossman

PhD, Gerontology, USC

Zoë Epstein

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Yean Do

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Honors Student

Michael Didow III

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Lauren Davis

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Nicole Conrad

JD student, University of California Berkeley

Keri Church

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Kelly Church

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Jessica Chaffkin

MD, University of Maryland

Honors Student

Hae Min Byeon

PhD student, University of Chicago

Honors Student

Kathleen Neill

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Research Assistant

Alexa King

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Research Assistant
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Recent Publications

Marsh, A. A.
In: In press, Emotion Review..
2022-04-30.

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