About the speaker:
Dr. Aarti Nair is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology at Loma Linda University, CA. She received her Masters’ degree in clinical psychology from UNC, Charlotte. Upon graduating from this program, she worked at the Center for Autism Research, Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia sparking her long-standing interest in the neural substrates of autism spectrum disorder as well as neuropsychology. She continued this line of research as a graduate student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program and obtained her Ph.D. in neuropsychology in 2015. Dr. Nair completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral training at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Her research has been supported by grants awarded by Autism Speaks, Autism Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Nair’s current research interests are in the neural basis of social cognition deficits in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and early-onset psychosis. She is specifically interested in applying multimodal neuroimaging techniques to examine changes in neural architecture affected by targeted interventions in these populations.