Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Laboratory
We are a group of researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego that studies the development of social and emotional functioning.
Dr. Jillian Lee Wiggins: Lab Director
New Psychology Professor Pioneers ‘The Final Frontier’
While working at SDSU, Wiggins has the opportunity to create her own research program and further her research by scanning children in the MRI.
Dr. Jillian Lee Wiggins, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Laboratory (TEND Lab) has been chosen, out of 462 nominations, to give a TEDxSanDiego talk. She will speak on “Leveraging brain imaging to revolutionize the future of children’s mental health” on Wednesday, April 10, 7pm at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla. Ticket Sales are live now at https://www.tedxsandiego.com/
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Dr. Wiggins and the TEND Lab have received the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, which will support their research over the next two years to investigate irritability in adolescents.
Dr. Jillian Lee Wiggins and TEND Lab competed for, and received, the University Grants Program Award from San Diego State University in order to investigate the neural markers of treatment response in children with depression and anxiety.
Dr. Wiggins and the TEND Lab have received a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute, as well as a grant from the SDSU Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center to do brain imaging with teenagers with irritability.
TEND Lab member, Maria Kryza-Lacombe, is one of the first-ever recipients of the Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship.
TEND Lab member, Maria Kryza-Lacombe, received a scholarship to attend the International Symposium of Contemplative Studies in San Diego. The scholarship reduces the cost of registration from $300 to just $50.
TEND Lab member, Karen Schwartz, won the 2016 Child and Adolescent Depression Special Interest Group (SIG) Poster Award for her poster entitled “An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Irritability in a Sample of Anxious and/or Depressed Youth.”
TEND Lab members received Student Travel Awards from the SDSU Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience to attend several scientific conferences later this year.
SDSU Student Research Symposium
TEND Lab members give presentations on our research findings at the Student Research Symposium, a two-day event put on by SDSU students ranging from undergraduate to master’s and doctoral students to acknowledge research accomplishments and findings.
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