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Current Lab Members



Lab Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I am an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Michigan.  I am interested in understanding emotion and cognitive processes (like memory and attention) in people experiencing anxiety, stress, and trauma.  I use brain imaging techniques (MRI) and physiological measures (sweating) to understand how the brain and body function in response to stress, and how treatment can impact functioning. I am involved in multiple projects to understand emotion regulation, reactivity to threat, attentional control, and memory in people with anxiety, stress, and chronic pain. I am also a licensed clinical psychologist focused on treating adults with anxiety and stress disorders using evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies.  I supervise and teach undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. Outside of academics, I enjoy swimming, other active outdoor activities, and spending time with my pet guinea pigs. 




Research Technician

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mariya is a research assistant in the Duval Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and is currently working on a project about memory and learning for threat and reward. Prior to joining the lab, Mariya graduated from the University of Michigan - Dearborn where she earned her BA in Psychology. There, she also wrote her honors thesis on the relationship between personality traits and associative and prospective memory in older adults. Her primary research interests include depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. In the future, Mariya hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition to research, Mariya enjoys making art, traveling, and reading.



Undergraduate Research Assistant

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ashley LaPlant is an undergraduate research assistant at the Duval Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Univerisity of Michigan. Her primary research interests are anxiety and mood disorders, the physiological markers of mental health, and treatments for mental illnesses. She is currently a junior at the University of Michigan and is studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) and Gender and Health. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a psychiatrist. In addition to research, Ashley enjoys playing the piano, growing houseplants, reading, and spending time with friends.



Undergraduate Research Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Maddie Vincent is an undergraduate research assistant at the Duval Lab in the Department of Psychiatry. Maddie is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish. After graduation, Maddie hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and become a researcher and a practicing psychologist. Her primary research interests are the diagnosis and treatment of trauma-based disorders like PTSD and the links between cognition and mental health. In addition to research, Maddie likes to spend her time baking, reading, and running.  



Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alyna Lim is an undergraduate research assistant at the Duval Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Her primary interests are the neural mechanisms underlying anxiety, stress, and depressive disorders as well as interventions to mitigate mental health disparities. She is currently a junior at the University of Michigan studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Alyna is working towards a MPH/PhD in Clinical Psychology in hopes of being involved as a researcher and a licensed clinician in the future. Outside of research, Alyna enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with people.

Lab Alumni

Sara Moss-Pech- Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023)

Sonalee Joshi- Research Assistant, Honors Thesis Student, and Clinical Science Doctoral Student (2013-2023)

Madelyn Jungbluth- Research Assistant, Honors Thesis Student (2020-2023)

Madeline Sage- Research Assistant, Honors Thesis Student (2020-2023)

Sofia Urban- Research Assistant, Honors Thesis Student (2020-2023)

Karan Kamath- Research Assistant (2020-2023)

Aruna Ganesan- Research Assistant (2020-2023)

Joshua State- Research Assistant (2022-2023)

Brandon Brown- Research Assistant (2021-2022)

Hanjoo Kim- Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022)

Sarah Rehman- Research Assistant (2020-2022)

Charan Talwar- Research Assistant (2020-2022)

Melina Settineri- Research Assistant (2020-2022)

Roshni Mohan- Research Assistant (2020-2022)

Sinit Lijam- Research Assistant (2020-2022)

Tessa Vuper- Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2021)

Simone Wilson- Clinical Interviewer (2019-2021)

Samantha Goldberg- MSW Student, Research Assistant/Technician, Honors Thesis Student (2018-2021)

Kayla Smith- Psychology Master's Student, Senior Thesis Student, Research Assistant (2018-2021)

Yacoub Fadhl- Research Assistant (2020-2021)

Jessica Stout- Honors Thesis Student (2020-2021)

Esther Choi- Research Assistant (2020-2021)

Rachel John, BS- Research Assistant/Technician (2017-2020)

Saige Rutherford, MS- Data Analyst (2017-2020)

Rukhsar Asef- Research Assistant (2019-2020)

Kyra Lipman- Honors Thesis Student (2019-2020)

Amanda Hicks, MA- Clinical Interviewer (2017-2019)

Bradley Kubat- Research Assistant (2017-2018)

Asia Green- Research Assistant (2016-2017)

Brianna Osofisan- Research Assistant (2016-2017)

Chaewon (Claire) Sagong- Research Assistant (2016-2017)

Anna Haynes- Research Assistant (2015-2016)

Karlin Stern- Research Assistant (2015-2016)

Annie Rashes- Research Assistant (2016)

Mackenna Hill- Research Assistant (2013-2015)

Cherise White, LMSW- Social Work Research Fellow (2014-2015)

Alyssa Paskow- Research Assistant (2014-2015)

Troy Swodzinski- Research Assistant (2014-2015)

Kelsey Krus- Research Assistant (2013-2014)

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