Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

UCLA, Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience 2006

Current Research Interests

I am interested broadly in the relationship between brain connectivity and cognition in typical and atypical development. Within a cognitive neuroscience framework, my research combines functional connectivity analyses of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data and structural connectivity analyses of diffusion tensor imaging data to examine the organization of large-scale brain networks supporting attention and social cognition. My current projects focus on understanding dynamic network interactions underlying social information processing in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Selected Publications

Uddin LQ (2015). Salience processing and insular cortical function and dysfunction. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16(1): 55-61.

Honors and Awards

  • OHBM Young Investigator Award (2017)
  • Pediatric Loan Repayment Program, NIH (2011-2012)
  • K01 Research Scientist Development Award, NIMH (2010-2015)
  • Mosbacher Postdoctoral Fellowship, Autism Working Group (2009-2010)
  • Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow, PRF-CHRP (2008-2009)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2003-2006)

Community and International Work