Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Lab

Our Mission

The objective of our lab is to examine how some children seem to thrive, while others succumb to the effects of early life stress. We study behavioral, physiological, and epigenetic factors to identify who may be particularly susceptible to the development of psychopathology. Ultimately, we expect to uncover sensitive developmental periods and individual traits that, when targeted for preventative intervention, will mitigate the negative health effects of early life stress.