Lucina Q. Uddin, PhD
Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles
After receiving a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the Psychology Department at UCLA in 2006, Dr. Uddin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Study Center at NYU. For several years she worked as a faculty member in Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at the Stanford School of Medicine. She recently joined the Psychiatry Department at UCLA as a full professor in 2021. Within a cognitive neuroscience framework, Dr. Uddin’s research combines functional and structural neuroimaging data to examine the organization of large-scale brain networks supporting social cognition and executive functions. Her current projects focus on understanding dynamic network interactions underlying cognitive inflexibility in neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Uddin’s work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, PNAS, and Nature Reviews Neuroscience. She was awarded the Young Investigator award by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in 2017.