Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Kleinhans Lab - Brain Imaging Research in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Dr. Natalia Kleinhans
Telephone: (206) 616-0607

Faculty Information

Department: Radiology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kleinhans upon joining the lab, and depending on individual projects.

Direct supervisor of students:

Gabby Greco and Julia Sweigert
Supervisor Title: Research Coordinators
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? No

Short Project Description

Our laboratory uses MRI imaging techniques to obtain a better understanding of brain structure and function in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. This is an opportunity for an undergraduate to gain experience working in neuropsychology research through our brain imaging studies on autism and substance use.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6 hrs/week
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Students typically work during normal work hours (M-F, 8-5pm). Occasional early morning and/or weekend hours will be expected, with advanced notice.
Student commitment: Minimum one year commitment

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
40 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 20 % running subjects % histology
% data collection 15 % child care % laboratory protocols
    15 % recruiting subjects    

Other:Individual research projects (e.g., Mary Gates poster) are an option for interested students.

Skills / Experience Preferred

Students should have strong interest in psychology and neuroscience. Experience working with children and/or adults helpful but not required. Attention to detail and good organizational skills necessary. Please email a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript to us if interested.