It seems that the Huettel Lab has lost a number of great people lately, with the latest being Sara. We say goodbye to Sara as she moves on to become a graduate student at Stanford. While Sara was here at Duke, her research focused on the neural basis of reward and emotion in healthy young adults and those with psychiatric disorders. At Stanford, Sara will be working in Ian Gotlib’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lab, where she hopes to utilize the skills in fMRI research that she already has and further her understanding of how depression and anxiety affect the human mind.
While Sara’s optimism and hard work will be missed, we’re happy to see her progress towards her goal of obtaining her doctoral degree. We know she’ll miss the beautiful summer Carolina weather when all she has is that bland, monotonous 80-degree-highs-in-the-summer-with-no-humidity stuff, but again, we have confidence that Sara can adapt. She’s tough. Cheers Sara!