Welcome to the Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab (CANDLab) directed by Dr. Dylan Gee. We are based in Yale’s Department of Psychology and conduct research at Yale’s Magnetic Resonance Research Center and Yale's Brain Imaging Center. Our lab studies the neural mechanisms underlying the dynamic changes that occur in emotional learning and behavior during childhood and adolescence, and how they relate to the effects of stress on the developing brain and risk for psychiatric illness. We use behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging methods to understand the developing brain with the goal to more effectively treat anxiety and stress-related disorders that emerge during development.


If you are interested in participating in one of our studies for yourself (18-30 years old) or for your child(ren) (6-17 years old), please call us at (203) 432-1316 or email us at candlab@yale.edu.


Dr. Gee will be considering graduate applications in Fall 2023 (for the Ph.D. program beginning in Fall 2024).