Alyssa is a current graduate student in the Emory Neuroscience Graduate Program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Dayton, where she studied gender differences in the effects of social stress on alcohol consumption under Dr. Tracy Butler. Following this, Alyssa worked as a research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she worked studying motor inhibition in children with ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome under Dr. Donald Gilbert and Dr. Steve Wu. Alyssa’s current research at the Grady Trauma Project focuses on utilizing neuroimaging and autonomic physiological biomarkers to examine predictive factors of PTSD, as well as the neurobiological factors that predispose women to trauma- and stress-related disorders.
Roeckner, A.R, Hinrichs, R., Ely, T., Datta, S., van Rooij, S., Harnett, N., Lebois, L., Murty, V., Jovanovic, T., House, S., Mclean, S., Koenen, K., Kessler, R., Ressler, K., Stevens, J. Sympathetic hyper-reactivity measures following trauma as predictors of stress vulnerability and resilience. Virtual Poster Presentation at the annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, May 2-5, 2020.
Roeckner, A.R, Hinrichs, R., Ely, T., Datta, S., van Rooij, S., Harnett, N., Lebois, L., Murty, V., Jovanovic, T., House, S., Mclean, S., Koenen, K., Kessler, R., Ressler, K., Stevens, J. Association between skin conductance following trauma and fMRI measures of amygdala reactivity. Poster Abstract for the annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 19-22, 2020.
Roeckner, A. R., Epperson, M. V., Huddleston, D. A., Pedapati, E. V., Wu, S. W., Mostofsky, S., Gilbert, D. L. Comparison of Motor Cortex Physiology During Response Inhibition in Children with ADHD vs. Controls. Poster presentation at the 46th annual International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Washington DC, February 14-17, 2018.
Roeckner, A. R., Bowling, A., & Butler, T.R. Chronic social instability stress during adolescence increases anxiety-like behavior and ethanol intake/preference in male but not female long evans rats. Poster presentation at the Research Society on Alcoholism 39th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 29th, 2016.
Roeckner, A. R. The effect of early life social stress on anxiety-like behaviors and ethanol drinking in female Long-Evans rats. Poster presentation at the University of Dayton Stander Symposium, Dayton, OH, April 9th 2016.
Roeckner, A. R., Maffett, A. J., and Pair, M. The impact of social isolation on anxiety-like behavior, ethanol drinking, and corticosterone levels in male Long-Evans rats. Poster presentation at the University of Dayton Social Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH, 2015.