About us

The Laboratory for the Adolescent Brain (LAB) at Oklahoma State University is focused on improving adolescent mental health through behavioral and neuroscientific research. We are located at the OSU Biomedical Imaging Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Our lab is interested in examining interactions between environment and biology that may contribute to risk and resilience in adolescent internalizing disorders. Many of our studies use neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine how brain activity is related to behavior, development, and psychiatric disorders. We are also interested in applying neuroscientific findings to prevention and intervention efforts, including using methods such as real-time fMRI neurofeedback to train participants to change brain activity.