Graduate Students

Interested in learning more about typical and atypical development of social and affective brain systems? Want to learn more about studying brain behaviors through behavioral and neuroimaging techniques?

Dr. Guyer has appointments in both the Human Development program (her primary department) as well as the Psychology department, and is free to mentor students from both programs. Human Development is preferred, so if you are interested in the lab, we recommend applying there!

In a nutshell, our lab provides you with opportunities to (1) become a certified MRI operator on 3 different machines (one in Davis and two in Sacramento) with the skills to run neuroimaging studies, (2) benefit from rich datasets that have already been collected and are ready to analyze, (3) collaborate with other scientists at both the Center for Mind and Brain and the broader UC Davis campus, (4) gain teaching experience while being supported by UCD resources such as the Teaching Assistant Consultant program, (5) learn cutting-edge statistical techniques from renowned faculty in Human Development, Psychology, Neuroscience, and other departments… and even more! Check out the links for more information, and feel free to reach out to Dr. Guyer or current graduate students.


Contact us to learn more about the studies underway, sit in on a lab meeting, or discuss how you can join the lab.

If you’re a prospective applicant to the Human Development graduate programs, please visit the link below for more information:

Human Development Graduate Group