Fall Semester Kick Off!

The BRANE lab is excited to jump into a new academic year with familiar faces, new collaborators, and fresh motivation for research after a restful summer!
This year, our lab meetings focus on a theme of mechanisms of SUD treatment response. We are excited to be exploring this topic in collaboration with Dr. Christian Hendershot and his graduate students in Psychiatry. Below are some recent announcements and updates for our lab community:
Liz Reese has successfully completed her internship at the Durham VA and is now starting her postdoc at the Durham VA! We are thrilled Liz is still in the area and chasing her dreams.
Catherine Paquette is off and running at her internship placement with the Durham VA. We already miss her warm presence and thoughtful insights in the lab. Good luck Catherine!
Louisa Kane completed her comprehensive exams this summer on substance use disorder within dual-using romantic couples. She looks forward to taking this work to the next step(s) with the development of her dissertation!
Flavio Frolich continues to raise the bar as he works on his Master’s thesis, a brief-behavioral activation intervention for mild-moderate alcohol use disorder. Go Flavio!
Kat Benson and Paulina Linares are both working away at their Master’s, learning brain stimulation techniques and starting clinical work at UNC. Welcome to wearing many, many hats. We know you’ll both wear them well!
Zander Vierling and Maya Arora are both starting their independent undergraduate research through the BRANE lab! We are excited to see their enthusiasm guide them in their budding research pursuits.
Stay tuned for more updates from the lab as the semester ramps up!