Graduate Students


Claire Kaplan 

Claire’s research utilizes a combination
of neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology,
and advanced computational techniques to
investigate the fundamental neural circuit
mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric
illness –specifically regarding individual
differences in stress/anxiety, contextual
learning, and daily coping behaviors. After
graduating college, she moved to Taiwan
for a year to study Mandarin-Chinese. She
then worked as a post-baccalaureate research
fellow at the National Insistutes of Mental
Health and at the Lieber Brain Institute for
Brain Development where her research
explored the effective connectivity of key
brain regions related to delusional beliefs
in schizophrenia.

Curriculum Vitae



Rachael Tillman

Rachael is a fourth year graduate student in the
doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the
University of Maryland.  She received her B.A. in
Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns
Hopkins University in 2012. After graduation,
Rachael completed the Sara S. Sparrow
Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center
studying social cognition in atypical
development. Her current research interests
include neural systems underlying sustained
and transient anxiety and contribution of
these circuits to exaggerated social anxiety in adolescence.

Curriculum Vitae