People

Kristine Marceau

Assistant Professor

Role: Director

Research Interests: Gene-environment interplay, prenatal experiences, physiological responses to stress, pubertal development, parenting and parent-child relationships, development of behavior problems and substance use

Current Graduate Students

Nayantara Nair

Role: Tara is a fifth-year graduate research assistant

Research Interests: Tara is interested in psychological resilience in minority populations and those at socioeconomic and cultural disadvantages, and the link between family environment factors (particularly parenting) and resilient outcomes in youth from high-risk communities.

Current Projects in the BDL: Tara is expanding her focus to understand the role of puberty for adolescent adjustment. She is leading the AgSEED project and a meta-analysis on secular trends in pubertal timing.

Advisor: Drs. Zoe Taylor and Kristine Marceau

Funding: Tara is funded in part by Dr. Marceau’s K01 grant.

Olivia Robertson

Role : Olivia is a third-year graduate research assistant

Research Interests: Olivia is interested in stress response system programming, prenatal experiences and pubertal development. She is also interested in incorporating biomarker data and utilizing genetically informed designs in her work.

Current Projects in the BDL: Olivia is leading data collection on the non-pregnant sample of MCPP, and working on data management, cleaning, and preparation for EGDS and MCPP hormones.

Advisor: Dr. Kristine Marceau

Funding: Olivia is funded by Dr. Marceau’s R01 grant.

Amy Loviska

Role: Amy is a first-year graduate research assistant

Research Interests

Current Projects in the BDL: Amy is interested in hormonal and genetic influences, particularly the interactions with social experiences (parental and peer relationships, social media), on adulthood outcomes in identity, affect, and behavior (externalizing behavior and substance use). They are interested in times of hormonal transition, such as puberty and pregnancy, as well as the prenatal environment. 

Advisor: Drs. Kristine Marceau and Valerie Knopik

Funding: Amy is funded by Dr. Marceau’s K01 grant.

Nikolina Nonkovic

Role: Nikolina is a first-year graduate research assistant

Research Interests

Current Projects in the BDL: 

Advisor: Drs. Kristine Marceau and Valerie Knopik

Funding: Nikolina is funded by Dr. Marceau’s K01 grant.

Li Yu

Role: Li is a first-year graduate research assistant

Research Interests: Li is interested in the interactive roles of biological and environmental factors in adolescent development problems (e.g., substance use). She is also interested in body image-related problems during adolescence.

Current Projects in the BDL:

Advisor: Drs. Kristine Marceau and Valerie Knopik

Funding: Li is funded by Dr. Knopik.

Graduate Student Alumni

Emily Rolan

Emily graduated with her PhD in May, 2020. She is currently a Post-doc at Michigan State University with Drs. Kelly Klump and Kristin Culbert.

Gregor Horvath

Gregor graduated with his MS in May, 2020. He is currently a Research Associate at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Aura Mishra

Aura graduated with her PhD in August, 2020. She is currently a Post-doc at the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill with Dr.s Kathleen Mullan Harris, Carolyn Halpern, and Allison Aiell.

Undergraduate Students

*Poster Presenter; +Paper coauthor

Current Students

Elsa Johnson

Sarah Arnold

Sarah Jackson, Summer Stay Scholar

Julia Kramper

Elena Stanczykiewicz

Madi Gritton

Alumni

Savannah Hottle*+, Biology, 9 semesters: Summer 2017-Spring 2020

Katarina Wujek, Biology, 5 semesters: Spring 2018-Spring 2020

Alishia Elliot, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semesters: Spring 2018-Spring 2020

Radhika Sahai, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Summer Stay Scholar, 3 semesters: Summer 2019-Spring 2020

Annie Thompson, HDFS data mine, 2 semesters: Fall 2019-Fall 2020

Maya Kumar*, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semesters: Fall 2018-Fall 2019

Kayla Stradford*, Biology- Genetics, Summer Stay Scholar, 4 semesters: Summer 2018-Spring 2019

Shuyu Gao*, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semesters: Summer 2018-Spring 2019

Brittany Gelhausen, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semesters: Summer 2018-Spring 2019

Laura Galles*, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3 semesters: Spring 2018-Fall 2019

Alyssa Gorzelnik, HDFS data mine, 1 semester: Fall 2019

Claire Demerly, HDFS data mine, 1 semester: Fall 2019

Rosie Mannin+, HDFS, 3 semesters: Spring 2017-Spring 2018

Olivia Clem*, Psychological Sciences, OUR Scholar, 4 semesters: Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

Harlie Lane*, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, OUR Scholar, 3 semesters: Summer 2017-Spring 2018

Shreya Swaminathan, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 2 semesters: Spring 2018-Fall 2018

Emily Field, Nursing, 2 semesters: Spring 2017-Fall 2017

Heather Lange, Psychological Sciences, 2 semesters: Summer 2017-Fall 2017

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