Lisa Feldman Barrett
Lisa Feldman Barrett

University Distinguished Professor,
Department of Psychology,
Northeastern University

Research Neuroscientist,
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Scientist,
Department of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Lecturer in Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School

Center for Law, Brain & Behavior,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Elected fellow: AAAS, APA, APS, SEP, SESP,
Elected fellow, American Academy of Arts &
Elected fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Ph.D., University of Waterloo
B.Sc. Honors, University of Toronto

Karen Quigley

Research Professor,
Department of Psychology,
Northeastern University

Research Physiologist,
Department of Veterans Affairs
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital

Elected fellow: ABMR, APS

Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University
Ph.D., Psychobiology, Ohio State University
M.A., Psychobiology, Ohio State University
B.S., Zoology, Ohio State University

Lab Members

IASL personnel


Joe Andreano, Ph.D.

Changes in emotional memory due to aging

Alexandra Touroutoglou, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of affective experience


Yuta Katsumi

Neural mechanisms of emotion regulation and emotional memory

David Melnikoff

Decision-making processes for maintaining homeostasis, using tools from computational neuroscience and social psychology

Jordan Theriault

Theory of mind and predictive coding


Danlei Chen

Predictive coding

Katie Hoemann, M.A.

Language and emotion

Catie Nielsen

The effects of interpersonal interactions and long-term relationships on the social construction of emotion

Christi Westlin

Neural networks that contribute to emotion and emotion regulation


Matt Coleman

Lab Coordinator, Northeastern University

Liz Cory

Research Technician, Northeastern University

Maddy Devlin

Research Technician, Northeastern University

Joseph Fridman

Research Technician, Northeastern University

Ludger Hartley

Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Nada Kamona

Research Technician, Northeastern University

Tsiona Lida

Research Coordinator, Northeastern University

Sam Lyons

Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Marta Palermo

Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul Savoca

Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Clare Shaffer

Research Technician, Northeastern University


Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists (former)

Shir Atzil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Hebrew University

Lorena Chanes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Maximilien Chaumon, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinièr

Paul Condon, Ph.D.

The influence of contemplative practice and emotional experiences on interpersonal phenomena.

Jennifer Fugate, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Ian Kleckner, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center

Spencer Lynn, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Charles River Analytics

Yoshiya Moriguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Chief, Pathophysiology, Integrative Brain Imaging Center, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

Suzanne Oosterwijk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam

Ajay Satpute, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Michele M. Tugade, Ph.D.

Professor, Vassar College

Mariann Weierich, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Christy Wilson-Mendenhall, Ph.D.

Scientific Lead, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jolie Wormwood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

Ph.D. Students (former)

Eric Anderson, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral scholar, Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Science, Tufts University

Keith Aronson, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director, Children, Youth and Families Consortium

Kevin Bickart, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine

Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
Core Scientist, California National Primate Research Center

Tamlin Conner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

Thyra Fossum, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Maria Gendron, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Yale University

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Delaware

Kristen Lindquist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Tracey Madden, Ph.D.

Director, Global Leadership and Talent Development at Raytheon

Tuan Le Mau


Myeong-Gu Seo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Erika Siegel, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow in Psychology and Medicine. University of California San Francisco

Jiahe Zhang


Xuan Zhang, Ph.D.

Senior Lead Search Ranking Analyst, Facebook