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 early environments, stress and trauma, and risk for mental health disorders. We use behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging methods to understand the developing brain and behavior with the goal to promote youth mental health and 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.