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Olufemi Olu-Lafe

Olufemi Olu-LafeOlufemi Olu-Lafe received a BA in Psychology from Cornell University and a MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology from University College London. She is currently a doctoral student in the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Program in Boston University’s Psychology Department.

In her first year at Boston University she became a CELEST student and participated in a joint Psychology and Cognitive and Neural Systems project investigating prototype formation in individuals with autism. Femi is now a graduate student in the BU Medical School Laboratory of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Her current projects entail (1) comparing autonomic responsiveness to social-affective stimuli in Williams syndrome and autism, and (2) using visuospatial tasks to investigate the continuity of the autism cognitive profile in the broader population.

Femi is also the Boston University AGEP Fellow. AGEP (or the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) is a network of universities who are working together to increase the number of students receiving doctoral degrees and entering academia in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, particularly students of those population groups underrepresented in the STEM fields. As the AGEP Fellow she is helping relaunch AGEP as a resource for the BU graduate community. She recently coordinated a well-attended panel discussion for graduate students about finding the right postdoctoral research position.

Last updated on May 18, 2011