Stephanie Leal

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My research is focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying memory processing and how these mechanisms are modulated by emotion and aging. My lab utilizes a combination of sensitive cognitive measures, high-resolution functional imaging techniques, PET imaging, and translational applications of these approaches to populations with cognitive impairment (i.e. aging, preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and late-life depression).

EDUCATION:
  • B.S. in Biopsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011

  • M.A. in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

  • Ph.D. in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

Research Areas

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Episodic memory, Aging & Alzheimer’s disease.