Congratulations Laurel Gabard-Durnam Winner of the 2023 Kuchinski Young Investigator Award

Laurel J Gabard-Durnam, PhD
Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University
Boston Massachusetts USA

Twitter: @laurel_joy_gd and @pine_lab 

Laurel Gabard-Durnam is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director of the Plasticity in Neuroscience (PINE) Lab, and faculty in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University. Her research examines how neuroplasticity changes over human development and interacts with experiences to shape brain and behavior from infancy through adolescence. She also develops new methods and software for measuring brain activity via electroencephalography (EEG). Her research program is highly-collaborative, with research partnerships over 6 continents to understand neuroplasticity changes at global scales. She has authored 47 journal articles, 5 software packages, and her research program has been supported by the NIH, NSF, Welcome Leap Program, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Past David Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winners:

2022 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner, Ori Ossmy, PhD
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
Birkbeck, University of London MORE DETAILS


 2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner, Maya Opendak, PhD, Assistant Professor
Kennedy Krieger Institute & the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA More Details
2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner, Kathryn Leigh Humphreys, Ph.D., Ed.M., | she/her, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College and Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Nashville, USA More Details

2020 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner, Natalie Hiromi Brito, PhD, Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, NYU


2019 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award WinnerBridget L. Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The University of California, Los Angeles


2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner: Jennifer Silvers, UCLA, Los Angeles, United States


2017 Kucharski Young Investigator Award Winner: Liz Conradt, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Utah