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Team Members

Diverse group from around the world!


In my Research Group at NTNU, we are interested in discovering why some older adults show mood disorders to improve prevention and treatment for this age population. We aim to understand neurological, behavioral, and physiological risk and protective factors playing a role in developing mood disorders in ging. We use behavioral, neuroimaging, and physiological methods


Shuer Ye

PhD student 2022-

Shuer has an engineering background and graduated with a clinical neuroscience degree in his Master's degree. He joined the team in October 2021 and currently working on resilience and age-related brain changes among the elderly population. He is mainly interested in understanding the temporal dynamics of brain networks and their role in emotional processing. He is originally from China.

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Arjun Dave

PhD student 2023-

Arjun is a PhD student who joined the lab in April 2023 focusing on the role of locus coeruleus and social cognitive functions in aging. He has worked on cognitive functions and IQ in aged populations using a large-scale dataset during his Master's from Birmingham University. He is originally from India. 


Leona Rahel Bätz

Research assistant

Leona is a research assistant interested in aging and emotional processes. Particularly she is interested in investigating the integration and segregation of brain networks in late adulthood and their relations to social and emotional processes. She is originally from Germany and is currently involved in the Master of Neuroscience Program at NTNU.


Avneesh Jain

Master student 2022-2023


Xiaoran Gao

PhD student 2023-

Xiaoran is a PhD student from China and is interested in emotional processes in healthy and clinical populations. She did her studies in China and after a short period in Spain joined the lab in March 2023.

Avneesh is a Master's student in the group working on decision making and aging. He is interested to find out what happens when we have uncertainty in our decision making and if the mechanisms are affected by age. He is originally from India and moved to Norway for his Master's degree in Neuroscience.

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Jae SeungJae Hong

Master student 2023-2024

Jae is a first-year Master's student who is going to investigate the role of the Amygdala in emotion perception. He moved from the USA to do his Master's in Trondheim and has a psychology background and previously studies at Dartmouth. He has a Korean background and speaks multiple languages fluently including German and Norwegian. 

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Jasper Mostert

Master student 2023-2024

Jasper is a first-year Master's student who is going to investigate the predictive modelling of social processing from aging brain signals. He conducted his studies in Maastricht and is originally from Germany. He is very interested in machine learning methods and using these models for brain imaging.


Karina Tømmerdal

Lab technician 2023 - 

Karina has a Master's in exercise physiology from NTNU and currently working with us on recruiting older adults for our ongoing study. She has worked as a physiotherapist and is wonderfully tuned to the needs of the elderly population. 

Lab Alumni


Reza Ebrahimian, Erasmus Exchange Master student from Padova University, Italy

Now PhD student at Karolinska Institute (2022-2023)


Janina Klarmann, Erasmum Exchange Bachelor student from the University of Osnabruek, Germany (2022-2023)


Stian Framvik, Lab Technician (2022-2023)

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