Michael Caruso
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology

Faculty Advisor:  Erik Willcutt

Education

  • BS, Thomas Jefferson University (Biotechnology), 2008
  • MS, New York University Center for Neural Science (Neuroscience), 2013
  • MA, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2018
  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2021

Publications and Presentations

Gruber, J., Tobias, M, R., Flux, M. C., & Gilbert, K. E. (in press). An introduction to positive emotion and psychopathology. In Gruber, J. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Flux, M. C. (Guest Lecturer) (2016, December) Psychopharmacology and the Neurotransmitter Gang: How Drugs Affect You. Biospychology. Presented at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Boulder, CO.

Bart C. P., Caruso M. L., Ng T. H., Titone M. K., Abramson L. Y., Alloy L. B. (2016) Impulsivity Differentially Interacts with Reward Sensitivity to Predict Substance Abuse and Depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, New York, NY.

Flux, M. C. (Speaker) (2016, September 12). A Neuroendocrine Approach to Bipolar Disorder: Exploring the Role of Testosterone in Mania. CU Boulder Clinical Research Day. Presented at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Boulder, CO.

Caruso M. L., Hamilton J. L., Ng T., & Alloy, L. B. (2015) Aggression and Life Events as Mediators of High Behavioral Approach System (BAS) Sensitivity and Social Rhythm Disruption among Late Adolescents. Poster presented at the Bipolar Special Interest Group at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, Chicago, IL.

Caruso M. L., Hamilton J. L., Ng T., & Alloy, L. B. (2015) Impulsivity and Life Events as Mediators of High Behavioral Approach System (BAS) Sensitivity and Social Rhythm Disruption among Late Adolescents. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, Chicago, IL.

Caruso, M. L. (Speaker) (2015, May 4). The Salience Network and Stress: A Neuroscience Perspective on Bipolar Disorder. Discovering the Mind: Unlocking the Biology of Addiction, Autism, ADHD, and Depression. Lecture conducted as part of the Sackler Brain Bench Salon Series at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY.

Dikker, S., Caruso, M. L., Tsvetkova, K. (2013, March 16, 17) When brains are on the Same Wavelength. BraiNY: Brain Awareness Week. EEG Workshop conducted as a part of Brain Awareness week at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY.

Caruso, M. L., Majaj, N., Movshon, J. A., & Kiorpes, L. (2012) Decoding of Motion Information by Normal and Amblyopic Macaque Monkeys. Poster session presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Caruso, M. L. (Speaker) (2011, October). Using Subthreshold Motion to Identify Pooling Abnormalities in Amblyopic Visual Processing. Student Research Symposium. Presented at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, New York, NY.

Burney, S., Hoang, N., Caruso, M., Dudkin, E. A., Ahmad, M., & Bouly, J. P. (2009). Conformational change induced by ATP binding correlates with enhanced biological function of Arabidopsis cryptochrome. FEBS letters583(9), 1427-1433.

Sarma, J. D., Ciric, B., Marek, R., Sadhukhan, S., Caruso, M. L., Shafagh, J., & Rostami, A. (2009). Functional interleukin-17 receptor A is expressed in central nervous system glia and upregulated in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Journal of Neuroinflammation6(1), 14.

Marek, R., Caruso, M., Rostami, A., Grinspan, J. B., & Sarma, J. D. (2008). Magnetic cell sorting: a fast and effective method of concurrent isolation of high purity viable astrocytes and microglia from neonatal mouse brain tissue. Journal of neuroscience methods175(1), 108-118.