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Biography & Projects
Ty Lees is a post-doctoral scholar working under the direction of Lisa Kopp on the Family Life Project (Early Life Stress and the Environmental Origins of Disease: a Population-based Prospective Longitudinal Study of Children in Rural Poverty), funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). His current research focus is examining brain activity to understand reward processing and development as they relate to internalizing and externalizing behaviors and disorders.
He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Neurophysiology from the University of Technology Sydney. His doctoral dissertation focused on “The impact of stress and anxiety on the neurocognitive performance of Australian nurses,” and his research interests primarily lie in cognitive neuroscience and electrophysiological biomarkers.