Congratulations to Kelsey on the Successful defense of her Dissertation!!

After five years of incredibly hard work and scholarship, Kelsey finally defends her dissertation and shall now and forevermore be known as Dr. Kelsey!! A huge congratulations to you and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Congrats and Farewell, Nikki!

Nikki Sullivan, a former postdoctoral scholar in the Huettel Lab, is crossing the pond to begin a new chapter as Assistant Professor of Marketing, in the Department of Management at The London School of Economics. We wish her good luck with the big move and all the best as a newly minted faculty member at LSE. Cheerio, Nikki!

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Congratulations to Mel on poster award!

Congratulations to Mel 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.

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Welcoming our new Lab Manager, Derrick.

Derrick is a graduate student with the Duke Bioethics and Science Policy program under the Duke Graduate School and the current Lab Manager for the Huettel Laboratory.

Before Duke, he was a Neuroscience major at Michigan State University under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program. His pastimes involve Non-profit work, cooking, and photography.

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Congrats to Abby on defending her Major Area Paper!

Graduate student Abby Hsiung successfully defends her Major Area Paper, a milestone in pursuit of the doctoral degree. The Huettel Lab and the Adcock Lab celebrate her achievements!

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Good luck and goodbye, Dianna and Libby


The lab also congratulates former graduate student Dianna Amasino for accepting a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Joel van der Weele at the University of Amsterdam. Dianna earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology earlier this year and is eager to continue her research and teaching career in the Netherlands. We wish her the best in her scholarly pursuits and her upcoming Dutch adventures! Good luck, Dianna!



Lastly, we say goodbye to post-doc Libby Jenke, as she prepares for an exciting new role as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.

Libby conducted research in the Huettel Lab for her doctoral degree and post-doctoral studies, and we wish her good luck as she continues her research career in the Lone Star state.

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Farewell Miruna!

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!

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Huettel Lab Spring BBQ

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!

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Congratulations to Kelsey!

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.

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Congratulations to Nikki!

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.

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