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Désirée Lussier

University of Florida
Psychology Department
Email: desiree.lussier@ufl.edu
Github: github.com/dllussier
Website: people.clas.ufl.edu/desireelussier

 

EDUCATION

May 2019
(anticipated)
PhD (dual specialization) Developmental Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience,
University of Florida
May 2018 M.S. Psychology, University of Florida
Thesis: Age-Differential Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Women
April 2013 B.A. Psychology, Ashford University, magna cum laude
Thesis: Biopsychological Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review and Evaluation of Current Treatment Methods

PUBLICATIONS

Ebner, N.C., Gulliford, D., Yumusak, S. (2016). Saccadic Eye Movement. Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Richards T., Grabowksi T., Askren, K., Boord, P.,Yagle, K., Mestre, Z, Robinson, P., Welker, O., Gulliford, D., Nagy, W., Berninger, V. (2015). Writing-Related Structural and Functional Connectivity Brain Differences of Developing Writers in Grades 4 to with and without Dysgraphia or Dyslexia. Neuroimage: Clinical.

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS AND AWARDS

2018 McKnight Brain Institute Travel Award, University of Florida, $1850
2015 – 2019 Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Department of Psychology, $5000 per year
2013 Magna Cum Laude, Ashford University, Department of Psychology

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

(*indicates undergraduate presenter)

Lussier, D., Hayes, R., Horta, M., Lin, T., Frazier, I., Weir, D., Perez, E., Feifel, D., Månssone, K.N.T., Fischer, H., Ebnera, N.C. (June 2018). Four-week Intranasal Oxytocin vs Placebo Administration Modulation of Amygdala and Accumbens Volume. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore 2018

*Sannegowda, R., Lussier, D., Ebner, N.C., Cruz-Almeida, Y. (June 2018). Cerebellar White Matter Volume is Associated with Clinical and Experimental Pain in Older Individuals with Musculoskeletal Pain. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore 2018

Månsson, K. N. T., Lussier, D., Cortes, D. S., Lin, T., Horta, M., Frazier, I., Feifel, D., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N. C. (June 2018). Neuroplasticity after acute and repeated exposure to oxytocin: a multi-site MRI analysis. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore 2018

Gulliford, D., Chen, H., Porges, E., Lin, T., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Cohen, R. A., & Ebner, N. C. (June 2017). Gender-differential effects of intranasal oxytocin on resting-state anterior cingulate activity. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, Canada 2017

Horta, M., Lin, T., Gulliford, D., Cohen, R. A., & Ebner, N. C. (April 2016). Dynamic emotion identification: Effects of age and oxytocin. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, New York City, NY, USA 2016

Conner, L., Dalton, I., Horta, M., Gulliford, D., Frazier, I., Ebner, N. C., & Lighthall, N. (March 2017). Information integration in economic value judgments: Shift from affective to deliberative decision network regions. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2017

Horta, M., Lin, T., Gulliford, D., & Ebner, N. C. (November 2015). Dynamic emotion identification: Effects of age and oxytocin. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA

*Welker, O. Gulliford, D., Aylward, E., Webb, S. (June 2015). Amygdalar Function in Emotion Processing in Adolescent Boys and Girls. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 2015

Jack, A., Keifer, C., Gulliford, D., Torgerson, C., Aylward, E., Bookheimer, S., Dapretto, M., Gaab, N., Van Horn, J., Pelphrey, K., & GENDAAR Working Group (May 2015). Sex Differences in Biological Motion Perception Among Youth with ASD: An fMRI Investigation. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 2015

Richards, T., Grabowski, T., Askren, K. Collins, E., Yagle, K., Gulliford, D., Welker, O., & Beringer, V. (March 2014) Children with Dyslexia/Dysgraphia and DTI Parameter Correlations with Reading/Language Scores (UPDATED). Poster presented at the New Horizons in Human Brain Imaging conference, Oahu, HI, USA 2014

Richards, T., Grabowski, T., Askren, K., Peter Boord, P., Yagle, K., Mestre, Z., Reitz, F., Welker, O., Gulliford, D., Liza Young, L., Collins, E., Berninger, V. (November 2013) Functional and Structural Connectivity across Levels of Language in Children with Dysgraphia. Poster presented at Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference, San Diego, CA, USA 2013

Richards, T., Grabowski, T., Askren, K. Collins, E., Yagle, K., Gulliford, D., Welker, O., & Beringer, V. (June 2013) Children with Dyslexia/Dysgraphia and DTI Parameter Correlations with Reading/Language Scores. Poster presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping conference, Seattle, WA, USA 2013

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015 – present University of Florida, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Gainesville, FL, USA
2013 – 2015 Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Clinical Research Associate, Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle, WA, USA
2012 – 2015 University of Washington Medical Center, Research Assistant, Radiology Department, Integrated Brain Imaging Center, Seattle, WA, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2018 Instructor, General Psychology, University of Florida
Spring 2018 Teaching Assistant, General Psychology, University of Florida, (online) undergraduate course (Dr Dorey)
Fall 2017, Spring 2016 & 2017 Teaching Assistant, Developmental Psychology, University of Florida, (online) undergraduate course (Dr Marina Klimenko)
Fall 2015 & 2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Developmental Psychology, undergraduate course (Dr Natalie Ebner)

 

MENTORSHIP

Spring 2018 Rita Hayes, University of Florida, Biology Undergraduate Thesis:The effects of Long-Term Oxytocin Administration on the Cingulate Cortex of Older Adults (Accepted into Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion for medical school)
Spring 2018 Rachna Sannegowda, University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Thesis: Cerebellar White Matter Volume and Clinical Pain in Older Individuals

TALKS AND LECTURES

2018 Lussier, D. Scripting with Unix Shell. University of Florida, Developmental Colloquium, Gainesville, FL, USA
2017 & 2016 Lussier, D. Socioemotional Development in Infancy. University of Florida, Developmental Psychology class, Gainesville, FL, USA
2014 Gulliford, D. Updates in Autism: New Research and the DSM. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Abnormal Psychology class, Lakewood, WA, USA
2013 Gulliford, D. An Introduction to Neuroimaging. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Introduction to Psychology class, Lakewood, WA, USA
2013 Gulliford, D. Neuroimaging and Developmental Disorders. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Abnormal Psychology class, Lakewood, WA, USA
2013 Gulliford, D. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans: A Review of Treatment Methods and Experiment Proposal. University of Washington Medical Center, IBIC Lab Meeting, Seattle, WA, US

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

2017 Montreal Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience: Machine Learning with NiLearn and Scikit, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada 2017 (Dr Gaël Varoquaux)
2017 Montreal Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience: Tensorflow for Deep Learning in Neuroimaging, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada (Dr Robb Brown)
2017 Reproducible Neuroimaging (Repronim) training, ReproNim: Center for Reproducible Neuroimaging Computation, Washington, DC, USA (Dr J Bates, Dr S Ghosh, Dr J Grethe, Dr Y Halchenko, Dr C Haselgrove, Dr S Hodge, Dr D Jarecka, Dr D Keator, Dr D Kennedy, Dr M Martone, Dr N Nichols, Dr S Padhy, Dr JB Poline, Dr N Preuss, Dr M Travers)

METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY

Neuroimaging Methods
DTI, fMRI, MRI, MRS

Software
FSL, CONN, Freesurfer, Slicer3D, RStudio, SPM, SPSS, Matlab, Presentation, Eprime

Programming Languages
Unix shell (Bash), R, Python, SDL, PCL, html, JavaScript

Operating Systems
Linux (Debian, Ubuntu), Windows (XP, 7, 10)

Server Experience
Ngnix, Apache – Debian 8, Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2018-present Society for Neuroscience (SfN), student member

2013-present Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), junior/student member