Research Opportunity within Department of Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

Mentor Name:
Tiffany Love

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor




Project Description:

Our lab explores the neurobiology of reward and motivation using a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques including fMRI, pharmacological fMRI, and PET. We currently have an NIH-funded study which aims to better understand social reward processes in addiction. We are looking for students to help us conduct study visits, run studies at the fMRI lab, and preprocess neuroimaging data.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position

Student Role:

Students will assist with conducting research assessments, running protocols within the fMRI lab, and assisting in neuroimaging preprocessing.

Student Benefits:

Learn about neuroimaging and develop skills to preprocess fMRI data. Opportunity to engage in clinical research, present/publish research, letters of recommendation

Project Duration:

The project will last 4 years. Volunteers will be asked to dedicate 5-10 hours each week.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a degree seeking undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate student of the University of Utah. Prior research experience is desirable but not required.