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Our broad research focus is to identify and characterize the neurobiological bases of anxiety vulnerability, anxiety disorders, and PTSD in humans. Our approach is multi-level and multi-modal: we collect measurements across many levels including genes, brain structure and function, physiological stress responses, and behavior. Our neuroimaging approach is multi-modal and includes measures of brain structure (VBM, manual segmentation), function (functional magnetic resonance imaging), and connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging, resting state connectivity, task-based connectivity).  Our long term goals are to characterize the neurocircuitry associated with anxiety vulnerability and anxiety disorders and use these discoveries to develop new prevention and intervention strategies.
 
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