Join Our Lab

Our lab conducts research on emotional development and associated neurobiology. Our research focuses on the process of development itself and how early experiences impact emotional behavior and brain development. Students in the laboratory work on projects covering a wide range of topics including neurobiological correlates of early adversity, emotion regulation, face processing, and temperament. We are committed to bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs, onto the team.

We are not currently recruiting research assistants, but we will consider previously submitted applications in the future when personnel needs change.

To apply to work in our lab, please fill out the form located at the bottom of this page. At this time, we can only accept students who have valid Columbia affiliated UNIs.


Please fill out the form located at the bottom of this page and the lab managers will reach back out to you. If you have any questions regarding the form, please email [email protected].

Motivated students who are interested in the questions we're asking and are willing to commit time to the research in our lab. No prior experience is needed. 

Generally speaking, the lab requires a 10 hr/week commitment from
research assistants for at least 1 year. Research assistants who complete their 1-year commitment and demonstrate motivation, interest,  and responsibility may be interested in pursuing independent projects. 

For more information, please review this document:/sites/default/files/content/DANLab_IndependentProjects.docx

Research Assistant Application: