Kellyn Maves


Kellyn Maves

Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Recipient







Kellyn Maves is a post-bac IRTA working in the Section on Nutritional Neurosciences at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She currently works on the protocol Dietary linoleic acid regulation of omega-3 HUFA metabolism; satiety and body composition among overweight female subjects and will work on the protocol Alcohol neuroimaging diet intervention study (ANDI). She assists in administering behavioral assessments, fMRI tasks, and collecting biospecimen samples for both protocols.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Kellyn received her BA in Neuroscience & Behavior and French Studies from Wesleyan University in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, Kellyn worked under the direction of Psyche Loui as a research assistant in the MIND Lab (Music, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics Lab). In this lab, Kellyn was involved with two studies. The first aimed at measuring domain specific and general creativity and imagination in Jazz musicians, and the second worked to explain how the brain estimates interval size as well as the extent to which interval size estimation depends on modality. Her responsibilities within the lab included conducting and grading a series of behavioral tasks, processing and analyzing raw EEG (electroencephalography) data, leading subjects through the fMRI process, and identifying regions of interest on the structural MRI scans.

In the future, Kellyn plans to pursue a career in medicine, specifically in the field of Women’s Health. 



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