Kelly Gola

Lab Specialist

Kelly joined Dr. Rankin’s lab in 2014. She is completing her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at UC Santa Cruz where she has studied dyadic personality dynamics and the cognitive, socio-emotional, and neural underpinnings of everyday storytelling. While working with Dr. Rankin, she has examined intrinsic connectivity networks involvement in social cognition, emotional self-expression in neurodegenerative disease, and neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disease. Her current work aims to understand cerebellar involvement in social functioning and neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disease populations.