Robin Nusslock, Ph.D.

Robin Nusslock is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he also holds appointments in Neurobiology, Psychiatry, and Medical Social Sciences. He completed his Ph.D  at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a postdoctoral fellowship in affective and clinical neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His research examines the neural circuitry underlying both positive and negative emotional states, and how these neural circuits are disrupted in emotional disorders, including depression, anxiety, and mania.

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Mary Jones

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Victoria Coates

Victoria Coates is a Research Coordinator for the lab's BrainMAPD Project. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Human Communication Sciences. Prior to joining the lab, she assisted in cognitive neuroscience and physiological research at Northwestern. Her current research interests focus on the sociocultural factors underlying psychological tendencies and the development of mental disorders.


Nick Kelley, Ph.D.

Nick is a post-doctoral researcher in the department of psychology at Northwestern University. He completed his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the interplay between emotion, motivation, and self-control.


Casey Armstrong

Casey is a first year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. She received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego and worked as a researcher at UC Los Angeles. She is interested in early identification and intervention in affective and psychotic disorders. She is particularly interested in using neuroimaging to identify people at risk for serious psychopathology.