Ryan Bogdan, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Arts & Sciences

Dr. Bogdan’s research examines how genetic variation and environmental experience contribute to individual differences in brain function, behavior, and psychopathology. He is particularly interested in understanding how differences emerge in reward and threat processing, as well as stress responsiveness, and the role of these factors in the development of depression and anxiety. He uses a variety of methods including molecular genetics, fMRI, EEG/ERP, pharmacologic challenge, twin studies, behavioral assessment, and self-report in both healthy and clinical populations. Bogdan is also a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.