Dr. Katharine Thakkar named 2021 Rising Star for her research on schizophrenia
Dr. Katharine Thakkar is the 2021 Rising Star Awardee, receiving this Research Excellence Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)! The SIRS Rising Star Award recognizes Katharine as an outstanding early career researcher who has shown exceptional research in the field of schizophrenia.
Katharine completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University under the mentorship of Dr. Sohee Park and Dr. Jeffrey Schall. She is now Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, where she directs the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory. her research signifiantly advanced our understanding of the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of psychotic disorder symptoms.