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David Anderson, PhD

Dr. Anderson's research career has spanned multiple topics in neuroscience, from the study of neural crest stem cells that generate the developing peripheral nervous system to the neural circuits that mediate innate emotional behaviors, such as fear and aggression. He has published over 225 primary research articles and is the co-author of the book The Neuroscience of Emotion: a New Synthesis. His work in fruit fly models of aggression has been profiled in the New York Times.


Essi Viding, PhD

Dr. Viding’s research combines a variety of methodologies in an effort to chart different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behavior. Her research into how trauma affects young brains has appeared in media outlets including The Conversation, The Guardian, and Huffington Post Canada. She has received several prizes for her work, including the British Academy Wiley Prize in Psychology, the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal, and the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award.


Kent Kiehl, PhD

Dr. Kiehl conducts clinical neuroscience research of major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. Using a one-of-a-kind Mind Mobile MRI System to conduct research and treatment protocols with forensic populations, his lab team has collected brain imaging data from more than 4,000 offenders at eight different facilities in two states. This represents the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository.

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Adrian Raine, PhD

Dr. Raine’s research focuses on the etiology and prevention of antisocial behavior. He has published more than 450 papers, given over 400 invited presentations in 29 countries, and authored several books. His awards include an honorary degree from the University of York (UK), and the Lifetime Contributions Award in Psychopathy from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. His work has been featured in The Guardian, NPR, Vanity Fair and other media outlets. 

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