25 January 2022

Society for Social Neuroscience (S4SN) organized its 12th annual meeting on December 13-15, 2021. Due to the pandemic situation it was held online and consisted of leading keynote addresses, cutting-edge research and poster sessions. CSAN at LiU was well-represented at this year’s meeting, with individuals from several groups being recognized.

Leah Mayo.Leah Mayo. Photo credit Anna NilsenOne of them was Leah Mayo, Assistant Professor, who was awarded the Early Career Award. S4SN has established this award to recognize Early Career Contributions to Social Neuroscience.

“I’m very grateful to have been selected for this award by the Society for Social Neuroscience. One of the major goals of the society is to highlight the importance of translational science in understanding social behavior, and that is something that our lab really tries to emphasize”, Leah explains.

Postdoc Connor Haggarty was another CSAN researcher to be recognized. He was selected to chair and presented in a symposium on social touch and trauma during the annual meeting. Postdoctoral Fellow Marge Maallo received a best poster award for human research.

“It is really great to see the work of so many colleagues making an impact on advancing our understanding of social neuroscience”, said Leah Mayo.


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