Kate Talbot, Ph.D.
Years in Lab: 2016 - present
After receiving my B.S. in Biology at Florida State University, I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences at Georgia State University. Broadly, my research path centers on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying social and emotional communication. My graduate research focused on face recognition and social knowledge in nonhuman primates. Additionally, I investigated other socio-cognitive phenomena, including inequity aversion and cooperation. Approaching my research from a comparative and evolutionary perspective, I have investigated this behavior in a number of primate species including chimpanzees, orangutans, rhesus macaques, capuchin monkeys, and squirrel monkeys.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the California National Primate Research Center’s Neuroscience and Behavior Unit. I am working on a collaborative bio-behavioral project examining naturally occurring low-sociability in rhesus macaques as a model for the core social deficits seen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Awards and Accomplishments:
- 2016 Richard Morrell Outstanding Graduate Student in Psychology Award
- 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
- 2014 Georgia State University Dissertation Grant
- 2013 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
- 2012 Rumbaugh Grant-in-Aid
- 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2010 Bailey A. Wade Fellowship (Outstanding 1st Year Graduate Student in Psychology)