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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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Interested Applicants

APPLY TO JOIN THE LAB AS A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

We are accepting applications for post-doctoral researchers with excellent computational skills, familiarity with structural and functional fMRI research, and a strong record of research productivity to conduct research on the neurocognitive basis of empathy, altruism, and psychopathy. Please contact Dr. Marsh to inquire about upcoming post-doctoral opportunities and please attach a current CV to your email.

APPLY TO JOIN THE LAB AS A PHD STUDENT

We are considering accepting a new Ph.D. student to the lab in the upcoming application cycle. Please click the link below for more information about applying to the Psychology PhD program, the Neuroscience PhD program, or the Cognitive Science PhD program, all of which are programs through which our lab accepts graduate student trainees.

APPLY TO BE AN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working undergraduate students as research assistants. Please note that we are not able to offer research assistant positions to all interested applicants.

LSAN MEMBERS

Past & Present

Current Members

Marla Dressel Lab Member

Marla Dressel

PhD Student (Psychology)
Pauline Smith Portrait

Pauline Smith

Visiting post-doctoral fellow
Joanna Li

Joanna Li

Research Assistant
Heather Doherty Portrait

Heather Doherty

Research Assistant
Joy Chung RA Portrait

Joy Chung

Research Assistant
Olivia Young RA Portrait

Olivia Young

Research Assistant
Lin Gan RA Portrait

Lin Gan

Research Assistant

Lab Alums

PhD student (Clinical Psychology, Washington State University)
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2020-2022
Lecturer, University of Exeter, UK
PhD in Neuroscience, University of Porto
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston University School of Medicine
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2012-2014

Hannah Savitz

PhD student (Psychology, Yale University)
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2018-2020
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Florida International University
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2014-2016
Senior Recruiter at WeWork
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2016-2018
Social Science Analyst, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
PhD in Neuroscience, Georgetown University
Assistant Professor, Catholic University
PhD in Psychology, Georgetown University
LSAN Laboratory manager, 2010-2012
Social & Behavioral Scientist Administrator, OBSSR, NIH
PhD in Psychology, Georgetown University
Behavioral Scientist, Discover Financial Services
PhD in Psychology, Georgetown University
Social Scientist, The Lab @ DC
PhD in Neuroscience, Georgetown University

Undergraduate Alumni

Matthew Williams

MD/MBA Candidate at Georgetown University

Megan Weber

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Honors Student

Marissa Walsh

MD student, Creighton University

Madeleine Quinn

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Honors Student

Stella Ryou

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Honors Student

Brandon Padgett

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Maria Stoianova

PhD student, American University

Madeline Smith

MD student, Emory University

Kelsey Smith

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Nilesh Seshadri

MD student, Georgetown University

Madeleine Quinn

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Brandon Padgett

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Esha Nagpal

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

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

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Honors Student

Shivani Goyal

Post-doctoral IRTA, NIMH/NIH

Honors Student

Brandi Ginn

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Honors Student

Mike Hall

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

Mollie Grossman

PhD, Gerontology, USC

Zoë Epstein

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Yean Do

The Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience

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

Michelle Yun

Research Assistant

Kathleen Neill

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Research Assistant

Alexa King

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

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