Dr. Jonni Johnson was selected as the 2018-2020 Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jonni Johnson was selected as the 2018-2020 Oscar Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Science. Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Administrative Justice. She completed her PhD is in Developmental Psychology at University of California, Davis, examining typical and atypical memory development and application to the legal system. Her dissertation examined eyewitness memory in youths with and without high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the efficacy of existing forensic protocols. During her tenure as 2018-2020 Kaplan fellow, she will work with Dr. Axel Muller as she gains foundational knowledge in using developmental neuroscience techniques to document neural connections and activity associated with memory functioning in those with and without ASD. Using multi-modal neuroscientific methodologies, products of the fellowship will help raise awareness about how children, youths, and adults with ASD remember, and offer insight into the adequacy of existing societal accommodations.


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