Inge-Marie Eigsti

DSC07113-eigsti-squareProfessor, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

inge-marie.eigsti AT uconn.edu

Current students

Anders Hogstrom, Karla Rivera-Figueroa, Mackenzie Stabile, Elise Taverna, Jason Crutcher

Publications

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/40151433/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Professional Experience

  • 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Scholar, Institut de neuroscience de la timone, Marseille, France
  • 2004 Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • 2001 – 2004 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sackler Institutes for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University and Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • 1993 – 1995 Internship, ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab) in Kyoto, Japan

Education

  • 2001 University of Rochester. Dual Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • 2000 – 2001 Internship in Child and Adolescent Psychology; University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
  • 2000 M.A. (Clinical Psychology), University of Rochester
  • 1999 M.A. (Brain and Cognitive Sciences), University of Rochester
  • 1993 A.B cum laude (Linguistics), The University of Chicago

Current Grants

  • NIMH R01MH112687-01A1, 2018-2022, Optimal Outcomes in ASD: Adult Functioning, Predictors, and Mechanisms. MPI (with Deb Fein)
  • NIDCD T32, 7/1/2019-6/30/2024, Training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication.  MPI (with Emily B. Myers)
  • UConn Tier 1 Research Award, 2016-2019, TSC2 Variant without Clinical Findings of Tuberous Sclerosis: Risk for Idiopathic ASD. PI
  • NSF 1735225, 8/17 –7/22, The science of learning, from neurobiology to real-world application: a problem-based approach (J. Magnuson, PI). Role: Core Participant

Teaching

Undergraduate courses:

1. Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 2300; Fall)

2. Seminar on Autism and Developmental Disorders (PSYC 3370W; Spring)

Graduate courses:

1. Practicum in Cognitive Assessment (PSYC 5301; Fall)

2. IGERT Foundations Course: Language Acquisition in Atypical Populations (Spring, every 2-3 years; co-taught with Letty Naigles)

In addition, undergraduate students participate in research in the lab,  as part of PSYC 3889 /4197W. If you are interested in joining the lab, please see the “Joining the lab” link.

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 Fulbright Research Scholar Award, Embodied cognition: Insights from autism
  • 2000 Language Learning Dissertation Award, Word learning and memory functions in young children with autism
  • 1999 Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Dissertation Award