I learned and experienced more than I ever hoped.
One of the most important lightbulb moments for me was the first time I ran an MRI scan without the assistance of our lab manager. I have been interested in this research for a couple years, but it wasn't until I began running MRI sessions on my own that I knew I wanted to work in a neuroimaging lab.
Research has so many components, and I love all the work that comes with being part of a research lab; but I have discovered through working in this lab that I love neuroimaging the most. While my main interest is not psychopathology, I feel that I learned and experienced more in this lab than I ever hoped.
I will forever be grateful to Dr. Kaiser and our research team for giving me such a strong desire to keep learning and asking questions, and for showing me that I should follow the path I'm on.
Jamie Finegan partnered with Dr. Roselinde Kaiser in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in Summer 2019 to research affective disorders and depression.