Current Post-Doctoral Scholars

 David Baranger PhD

David earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2010 and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. He will be joining the lab in September 2018 as a Postdoctoral Scholar. David is interested in the effects of environmental stressors (e.g. trauma and poverty) on the development of mood and substance-related disorders in adolescence.

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Previous Post-Doctoral Scholars



Luis Flores, Ph.D

Dr. Flores earned a B.A in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research uses experimental and naturalistic methods, including fMRI and ecological momentary assessment, to examine how close relationships and interpersonal functioning confer protection or risk in the development and clinical course of depression among adolescence and young adults.



Gabriela Alarcón, Ph.D

Dr. Alarcón received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Her current research investigates gender differences in vulnerability for mood disorders in adolescence using fMRI.