Dr. Caitlin Hudac
Director, Brain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab
Assistant Professor, Center for Youth Development and Intervention
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Chicago, A.B. ('05, Human Development)
University of Nebraska, Ph.D. ('14, Developmental Psychology)
Research interests: I study how factors within early infancy and childhood affect brain development and may have consequences for developmental trajectories. It is critical to characterize brain correlates of healthy (or "normative") development in order to accelerate our understanding of mechanisms of atypical development. Our lab seeks to capture patterns of learning and cognition associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability, We evaluate possible factors -- including genetic etiology with a focus on deleterious mutations and specific connections to individual (behavioral) differences.