University of Georgia

Directed by Gregory P. Strauss, Ph.D.

Our Mission


The overarching goal of the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia is to conduct research on the mechanisms underlying symptoms of schizophrenia and factors that predict conversion to psychosis in at-risk youth. We aim to use the knowledge gained from these studies to develop novel interventions for psychiatric conditions. This type of work is considered translational research, as it relies on theoretical frameworks from the basic neuroscience literature and aims to translate basic research findings obtained with human participants into clinical practice.  


Lab Spotlight!

CAN Lab grad student Katie Visser successfully proposed her dissertation examining mechanisms underlying emotion regulation abnormalities in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis!


Recent News

02/26/2019: Dr. Strauss and collaborators Drs. Vijay Mittal (Northwestern University) and Elaine Walker (Emory University) receive a 5 year $2.45 Million R01 grant from NIMH to study negative symptoms in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis.

02/25/2019: Grad student Lisa Bartolomeo publishes 1st author paper on frontal alpha asymmetry as a predictor of negative symptoms in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis

02/22/2019: Grad student Katie Visser matched for clinical internship at the VA Connecticut healthcare System!

02/18/2019: CAN Lab welcomes its newest graduate student, Ian Raugh, who was awarded the GREAT Fellowship from the UGA Graduate school.

10/17/2018: Grad student Lisa Bartolomeo successfully defended her 1st year research project (like a boss!)

10/12/2018: Grad student Katie Visser successfully proposed her dissertation (and rocked it!)

2018 CAN Lab Newsletter

Lab Newsletter 2018 (pdf)