Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience | Team

Principal Investigators

Charles Nelson

Charles A. Nelson, PhD

Research Director, Division of Developmental Medicine; Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab, PhD

Research Associate Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Susan Faja, PhD

Susan Faja, PhD

Research Associate Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School


Graham Holt, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience Technology and Training Specialist
Graham received his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science with a concentration in Physics from Whittier College (Whittier, CA) in 2001. He joined the technical support team at Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (Eugene, OR) in 2003, where he became familiar with cognitive neuroscience, technical training, dense array EEG and international travel. Graham received his master’s degree in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016. Graham joined Dr. Nelson’s lab in 2013 as the lab’s Technical and Training Specialist where he is responsible for anything equipment related (ie: maintenance, repair, acquisition, configuration, creation…) and provides creative solutions to the problems that arise in a research environment out of the affectionately titled Office of Creative Solutions.

Kate Roddy, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience Community Outreach Coordinator
Kate joined the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience in the fall of 2016 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in communication. At Boston Children’s Hospital, Kate splits her time between facilitating recruitment for research studies in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience and assisting with clinical work in the Developmental Medicine Center.

Katie Larin, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience Administrative Associate
Katie graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a degree in Organizational Studies, where she concentrated on healthcare and nonprofit organizations. Katie joined the LCN as the Administrative Associate in the fall of 2016 after completing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Her interests lie in hospital and organizational culture and leadership, as well as improving patient and family experiences.