Last week we said goodbye to Miruna Cotet. Miruna was conducting research in the Huettel Lab as a visiting Master’s student from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Miruna completed her thesis and is beginning her PhD studies, working with Dr. Ian Krajbich, at the University of Ohio in the Fall. Her primary research interests are in neuroeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics and social neuroscience. Good luck Miruna!
Congratulations to Mel Khaw for winning a best poster award (2nd place) at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN) conference! The poster was titled Oversampling of minority categories drives misestimation of group compositions, and co-authors included Miruna Cotet (soon to be in graduate school at Ohio State!), Rachel Kranton, and Scott Huettel.
The lab celebrated many accomplishments at a BBQ in Duke Forest. Several lab members will be leaving for new positions: Nikki Sullivan (Asst. Prof, London School Econ.), Libby Jenke (Asst. Prof., U. Houston), Dianna Amasino (Post-Doc, U. Amsterdam), Samyukta Dore (med school, Cleveland Clinic), and Miruna Cotet (grad school, Ohio State). Congrats to all!
Kelsey’s new paper on modeling dynamic choice behavior has been published in Nature Communications! Congratulations to Kelsey on her first paper, which reflects a collaboration between the Huettel and Pearson laboratories.
New paper by Sullivan and colleagues on a behavioral economics approach to disciplined dietary published in Psychological Science! Commentary and media coverage is available at Duke Today and at the Leading Voices in Food Policy podcast.
New paper by Amasino, Sullivan, Kranton, & Huettel published in Nature Human Behavior! See related story at Duke Today.
Duke undergraduate Sherry Yang presented her research on medical decision making at the poster session for the Summer Neuroscience Program. Congratulations, Sherry, on a great project! [7/27/18]
Congratulations to Amanda Utevsky, David Smith, and Jake Young for their paper “Large-Scale Network Coupling with the Fusiform Cortex Facilitates Future Social Motivation,” which was just accepted to eNeuro! [9/26/17]
On April 3rd, Winkle successfully defended his dissertation! Dr. Winkle not only presented an exciting defense regarding his work in science, but also his excellent, and not at all useless, photography skills! That’s three doctors in three months from the Huettel Lab, and each with a diverse and well-rounded skill set. Congrats Dr. Winkle! [04/26/2017]
Congratulations Amanda! On March 21st, Amanda successfully defended her dissertation. That’s the second newly minted doctor in two months from the Huettel Lab. We wish Dr. Utevsky the best, and again, congratulations! [04/26/2017]