About the Lab

Welcome to the Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology Lab! Research in the MiND lab focuses on understanding risk and resilience among youth and their families so as to help inform prevention and intervention strategies. In studying such processes we use tools such as longitudinal study design, neuroimaging (i.e., MRI), molecular genetic assays, clinical interviews, and observation methods conducted both in the participants’ home environment and in our laboratory at the University of Michigan. With these research strategies, we aim to understand development from a multi-disciplinary and multi-level perspective, looking at how individual experience and biology interact throughout the life span to increase risk or promote resilience.

Past and present research in the lab has focused on topics such as parenting and early child behavior problems, adolescent antisocial behavior and delinquency, the effects of family and neighborhood environment on development, callous-unemotional traits in youth and psychopathy traits in young adults, Neurogenetics and imaging genetic approaches to development and psychopathology, and Imaging Gene Environment Interactions (IG x E). Thus the lab focuses on development across childhood, adolescence, and into early adulthood, using models that help us understand the complex interaction of genes, experience, the brain, and behavior.

Diversity Recruitment Weekend 2020 – Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th

July 31, 2020The Diversity Recruitment Weekend provides eligible undergraduate students from around the country with information about graduate school in psychology, including at the University of Michigan. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend is completely FREE. This year the program will be conducted entirely
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Luke Hyde received APA Distinguished Scientific Early Career award

June 5, 2020https://www.apa.org/research/2020-distinguished-scientific-awards  

UofM awarded $6.7 million grant through the Study of Adolescent to Adult Neural Development (SAND)

December 20, 2019The MiND Lab is part of a team that was awarded a 6.7 million dollar grant to study poverty-related adversity and its affects on threat and reward systems and the development of depression and anxiety. Specifically, this study will allow
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Undergraduate RA Elizabeth Estes wins Pillsbury Prize for Honors Thesis

August 29, 2019  Recent graduate Elizabeth Estes presented her honors thesis that explored the association between child maltreatment and gray matter volume in regions of the brain. Elizabeth was awarded the Pillsbury Prize for her thesis presentation, which is given to a
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Honors Research Poster Symposium 2018

May 9, 2018Recent graduate Dani Harrison with Dr. Hyde in front of her completed poster for her honors thesis. Dani studied the relationship between subjective and official reports of neighborhood danger and the development of antisocial behavior during adolescence.

Rebecca Waller and Hailey Dotterer have new publications in SCAN and Assessment

March 8, 2016Two new articles out from MiND lab members Hailey Dotterer and Rebecca Waller! http://asm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/05/1073191116640355 http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/01/scan.nsw042