Principal Investigator: Dr. Caitlin Hudac (she/her)
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 (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). We evaluate possible factors -- including genetic etiology with a focus on deleterious mutations and specific connections to individual (behavioral) differences.
- Prospective postdoctoral scholars: I am looking to hire postdoctoral scholars across a variety of areas. Contact me for more information!
- Prospective graduate students for Fall 2024: Yes, I am taking graduate applicants! I am specifically looking for students interested in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences program at UofSC. I may take students in the Clinical & Community area, but know that priority will be given to strong CNS applicants .