Translational Affective Neuroscience

about me

I am a assistant professor in the Psychology Department at UC Davis. I study the neuroscience of social and emotional behavior in both humans and nonhuman primates. My research is focused on emotional and social decision-making and the development of social anxiety disorder. This page mostly consists of some tutorials and thoughts that I consider interesting. Feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

You can find me on google scholar and find my CV here.

I also lead the Python User Group (PUG) research cluster at the UC Davis DataLab.

recent publications


Fox work featured on Cover of Biological Psychiatry

Work from Fox was shown on the cover of the Biological Psychiatry special issue on Pediatric Anxiety Disorders.

Biological Psychiatry April 1, 2021 Cover Art

The cover image is from a review by Kenwood & Kalin, that heavily draws from work done by Fox and colleagues. Much of this which began during Fox’s time in the Kalin …

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Fox Lab Mission

Our feelings play a big role in our lives. Feelings help us choose, motivate our actions, and define our interactions with others. In this way, emotional tendencies define who we are now and who we are going to be in the future.

In the Fox lab, we want to understand …

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Joining the Fox Lab

The Fox lab at the University of California at Davis is often looking for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral team members.

In the Fox Lab we primarily study nonhuman primates using brain imaging and molecular techniques.

For an idea of what the Fox lab is working on, check our my publications …

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Featured in iSGTW

Some of my research was recently featured in international science grid this week (iSGTW), an international weekly online publication that covers distributed computing and the research it enables. In this article, they summarize some of the ideas that have motivated out labs efforts to understand the heritability of brian function …

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Researchers discover the brain origins of variation in pathological anxiety

New findings from nonhuman primates suggest that an overactive core circuit in the brain, and its interaction with other specialized circuits, accounts for the variability in symptoms shown by patients with severe anxiety. In a brain-imaging study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers from …

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