Kristina Rewin Ciesielski, PhD

Professional Information

Experience: 

Associate Professor in Psychology, University of New Mexico
Associate Neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Education: 

PhD Biological Brain Sciences, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology-Polish Science Academy,
MSc Clinical Psychology, University of Warsaw,
CPsychol CD Chartered/Graduate Member, Clinical Division, The British Psychological Society,

Position: 
Martinos Faculty

Contact

Mailing Address

Logan Hall
Albuquerque, NM 97104 USA

General Contact Information

Phone: 
617-643-4878
Location: 
CNY75-2.204

Biosketch

Area of studies: Developmental Neuroscience & Clinical Neuropsychology 
We investigate spatiotemporal dynamics of functional brain connectivity between nodes of networks subserving top-down inhibitory control in normative children and neuropsychiatric developmental disorders (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders). The combined neuropsychological and brain imaging measures (MEG, EEG, fMRI) are used in task-evoked and resting-state paradigms. The immediate aim is to characterize endophenotype, the quantitative heritable trait associated with susceptibility to the disorder. The long-term goal is to inform the development of novel neuroimaging-brain-interface preventative approaches for children at-high-risk for OCD and ASD.