Sherry Zhang

Research specialist

I graduated from Purdue University with a B.Sc. in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In my time at Purdue, I completed my senior honors thesis in Dr. Bridgette Kelleher's Neurodevelopmental Family Lab, investigating physiological response, i.e., heart rate, to auditory name stimuli in children with Congenital Zika Syndrome. Furthermore, I joined Dr. Seth Pollak's Child Emotion Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the summer of 2021 as a NSF-funded research scholar. There, I used data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study to investigate environmental unpredictability, i.e., parenting, socioeconomic status, neighborhood safety, as it relates to the development of impulsivity in children aged 9 to 11. My current research interests include developmental trajectories of psychopathology, along with environmental factors that may contribute to this. In the future, I want to earn my Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Sherry Zhang