Lab News

Lab News

May 2024

We wish Brooke Holsinger (R) and Vanessa Wang (L) a very happy graduation! Brooke and Vanessa have accomplished so much in their undergraduate programs and in the lab; we are eager to see the incredible work they will go on to do.

Welcome to the lab, Alya Khoury and Yonah Temlock, our new undergraduate research assistants!

April 2024

Dr. Cohen was selected to participate in the inaugural LGS Mentor Fellows Program! 

Congratulations to Vivian Yang for completing the Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) Program at Emory! Vivian got to present a poster on work she has done in the lab at the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Rohini Kumar successfully completed her first year presentation and her first year advisory committee meeting! We are very excited to see her proposed research come to fruition.

(L-R) Sophia Martin, Sagarika Devarayapuram Ramakrishnan, Katie Oshins, and Rohini Kumar were at the 2024 Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) Conference in Toronto, Canada. All four of them presented posters, each on an ongoing study in the lab!

Congratulations to our Lab Manager, Sagarika Devarayapuram Ramakrishnan, for accepting an offer of admission to the PhD program in Psychology at Brandeis University! Sagarika will be going on to work with Dr. Angela Gutchess in the Aging, Culture and Cognition Lab. They were also awarded the DEIS scholarship.

Congratulations to Brooke Holsinger for the successful defense of her honors thesis and earning highest honors! We are so proud of you.

March 2024

Congratulations to Vivian Yang for receiving an offer for a visiting summer student position from the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience at McLean Hospital!

February 2024

Brooke standing next to an academic poster with her Senior thesis findings.

Congratulations to our undergraduate RA, Brooke Holsinger, for winning a poster award at the inaugural Society of Clinical Psychology Conference held in Atlanta, GA this month. Brooke’s presentation came from data she analyzed as part of her Senior Thesis project.

January 2024

Katie Oshins has accepted a position with the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit at the NIH through their Summer Internship Program. We are so excited for her!

Venkata Anirudh Pillala joins the LUMeN Lab as our newest graduate research assistant. Welcome Anirudh!

December 2023

Congratulations to our graduate research assistant, Vishva, on graduating from Emory with a Master’s in Computer Science!

Brooke Holsinger’s poster abstract was accepted to the Society of Clinical Psychology Conference scheduled to present on February 1-3, 2024 at the Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. 

September 2023

Sophia Martin (L) and Sagarika Devarayapuram Ramakrishnan (R) were at the 2023 FLUX Society Congress in Santa Rosa, California. Sagarika presented a poster with preliminary findings from her ongoing research on “Intergenerational Transmission of Emotional Memories in Parent-Teen Dyads.”

August 2023

The LUMeN Lab’s first doctoral student joined us. Meet Rohini Kumar!

Our newest undergraduate research assistant, Vivian Yang, joined the lab!

June 2023

Lab Manager Sophia Martin joined the LUMeN Lab. Welcome to the lab, Sophia!

May 2023

John Wang, an undergraduate research assistant, joined the lab. Welcome, John!

March 2023

Congratulations to Katie Oshins for acceptance into the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program here at Emory University! Undergraduate research fellows in this program have the opportunity to conduct full-time independent research for ten weeks in the summer under the direction of a faculty mentor.

February 2023

Congratulations to Sagarika Devarayapuram Ramakrishnan for being recognized as runner-up for Best Presentation in Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Aging Research at the 2023 Georgia State University Aging Research Conference! Her presentation,“Younger and Older Adults’ Memory of COVID-19 Worry,” is an extension of her undergraduate honors thesis work under Dr. Sarah Barber at Georgia State University.

January 2023

Welcome to our newest undergraduate research assistant, Vanessa Wang!

December 2022

Vishva Patel, our first graduate research assistant, joined the lab!

September 2022

Our first undergraduate research assistants joined the lab. Welcome to the team, Katie Oshins (R) and Brooke Holsinger (L)!


Congratulations to Dr. Cohen for being elected to the Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS)!

August 2022

Lab Manager Sagarika Devarayapuram Ramakrishnan joined the LUMeN Lab. Welcome to the lab, Saga!

The LUMeN Lab is established at Emory!