Dr. Caterina Gratton is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Washington University School of Medicine, currently working in the Petersen Lab. In 2008, she received her B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois, working primarily with Dr. Kara Federmeier. In 2013, Dr. Gratton received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkley where she worked with Dr. Mark D’Esposito and Dr. Michael Silver. Her research interests include characterizing how brain networks are organized and how they relate to the functions of particular regions, thereby allowing us to flexibly exert control over our behavior in the service of different goals. She uses quantitative methods to establish mechanisms for goal-directed cognition at multiple levels of investigation (regional, neurotransmitter, and systems). Dr. Gratton has expertise in a variety of methodologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Title: Control Systems & Hubs: A Network View of Goal Driven Behavior