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Dr. Dylan Gee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Psychological and Brain Studies from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Gee completed her clinical internship at Weill Cornell Medical College and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology and was an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell. Her research focuses on developmental psychopathology, with primary goals to delineate typical and atypical brain development, elucidate how early environments and genetic factors influence sensitive periods in neurodevelopment, and translate knowledge of brain development to optimize clinical interventions for children and adolescents with anxiety and stress-related disorders. Dr. Gee’s research is funded by the NIMH, a NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and a Jacobs Foundation Early Career Award. At Yale, Dr. Gee has been awarded the Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Research and the Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation. She recently received the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association of Psychological Science.