Rebecca Brooker, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Montana State University. She completed her graduate training at Pennsylvania State University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dr. Brooker is an active member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the International Society for Infant Studies.
Dr. Brooker’s research is aimed at elucidating the behavioral and biological mechanisms of risk for anxiety problems during early life. She is particularly interested in attention-related neural circuitry as processes that promote or impede risk. Her work is guided by the temperament theory and by the developmental psychopathology perspective.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.