Levine Laboratory for Social-Developmental Neuroscience
The Levine Laboratory studies the role of social involvement in enhancing health and warding off adversity. We engage in translational research that spans the gamut—from developing new psychotherapies aimed at enhancing the efficacy of social interactions and helping augment existing psychotherapies—to basic neuroscience work in rodents aimed at better understanding the brain circuitry involved in social involvement. We have a special interest in early intervention in children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition, the lab is also researching biomarkers that predict treatment response to various therapeutic interventions by examining cargoes of extracellular vesicles in correlation with brain-based markers such as those measured through EEG or MRI.