Skip to main content

We use advanced cutting-edge methods from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to understand how large-scale brain networks support complex cognition across the lifespan in health and disease. Click here if you would like to learn more about, or are interested in participating in, our research!

We are an expanding research team from various backgrounds that collaborates to answer an expanding set of research questions pertinent to each of our members’ unique interests. Click here to meet our team!

We are committed to increasing the representation of diverse backgrounds in our participants, our team, and the broader cognitive and developmental neuroscience communities. Click here for our current and ongoing efforts in Diversity and Inclusion!

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our research. If you are interested in joining our team as a postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, research staff, or undergraduate research assistant, click here to see current opportunities!

Meet A Research Assistant

  • Ananyaa Sundar

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill   Ananyaa Sundar is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, and is on the pre-med track. As a member of the Cohen Lab, she is interested in learning about brain development. In her … Continued

Young Investigator Spotlight

  • Chloe Emehel

    North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics 20′ (NCSSM) Interests: In general I am interested in psychology and neuroscience. To be more specific, I have been exposed to behavioral, family, and developmental psychology and plan to continue research related to … Continued

Sikoya Ashburn Named L’Oréal 2022 For Women in Science Fellow

Congrats to Dr. Sikoya Ashburn on being awarded the L’Oréal 2022 For Women in Science Fellowship! Check out the video below to learn more about Sikoya and the work she does in the Cohen Lab.

STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

  Members of the Cohen Lab recently participated in the 10th annual STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. Students had the opportunity to learn about the brain, play brain trivia, … Continued

Flux 2022 Conference

        Earlier this month, members of the Cohen Lab attended the Flux 2022 conference in Paris, France! This was the first in-person Flux conference in two years. Congrats to Sikoya Ashburn, Arianna Cascone, Mackenzie Mitchell, Tehila Nugiel, … Continued

Erika Successfully Defends Honors Thesis!

Our undergraduate research assistant Erika successfully defended her honors thesis over Zoom at the beginning of this month! The title of her thesis was “Connectivity between emotion regulation brain regions in children with ADHD.” We are proud of her and … Continued

Lab News