Our Research Team
Gaelle E. Doucet , Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Dr. Doucet is the Director of the Brain Architecture, Imaging and Cognition (BrAIC) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Caen-Basse Normandie in France in 2010. From 2010 to 2017, she completed two postdoctoral fellowships focusing on the impact of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders on the brain architecture. Dr. Doucet was an assistant professor in psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY), before joining to Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her work involves the investigation of the brain architecture and its relation to cognition in health and disease and she has developed expertise in the use of resting-state fMRI to characterize the brain functional organization.
We are currently recruiting a postdoc fellow and graduate students! For more information, please email Dr. Doucet at
Noah Hamlin, Research Assistant
Noah Hamlin is a research assistant in the BrAIC Lab. His role is to recruit research participants as well as conduct their cognitive, behavioral and medical assessment. He received a B.S. in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2016 and received a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University in 2019. He has a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner License (PLMHP) and has counseled clients with serious and persistent mental illness, along with substance use disorders. He would like to pursue a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision. He hopes to conduct future research in the development of personality across the lifespan and the interpersonal and intrapersonal conditions surrounding the development of maladaptive cognitive and emotional processing.
Jordanna Kruse, Research Assistant
Jordanna Kruse is a research assistant in the BrAIC Lab. Her main role is to analyze and process MRI and cognitive data. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Cultural Studies in 2020 from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. Since graduation, she has been working as a Helpline Specialist at the Helpline Center of South Dakota and now works in research at the BrAIC lab. Her future plan is to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a continued interest in translational research.