Vardui Grigoryan

Vardui Grigoryan

Staff Research Associate

Vardui was born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2019, earning a B.A. in Psychology. Throughout her time at UC Berkeley, Vardui worked at Dr. Ann Kring's Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory, studying how reappraisal can influence how individuals with schizophrenia engage and persist in social situations. She also served as a senior research intern at Dr. Angela Duckworth's Character Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducted a small-scale psychological experiment on adolescent motivation. After graduation, Vardui extended her research to explore longitudinal psychophysiological interventions in humans at USC. While a research coordinator in Dr. Mara Mather's Emotion and Cognition Laboratory, she presented a poster on the relationship between the Default Mode Network and Heart Rate Variability interventions in younger adults. With a strong interest in early intervention, emotional dysregulation, and neuroimaging, Vardui is excited to join as a research associate and help participants get the treatment and care they deserve.