Casey Burrows, PhD (July 2019 to present)

Casey Burrows, PhD, LP, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and lead clinician on IBIS studies in the ELAB. Casey received her PhD from the University of Miami, where she studied behavioral and neural predictors of co-occuring anxiety and depression in youth with autism spectrum disorders. She then completed her post-doctoral training in the MNLEND program at the University of MN, where she contributed to the CDC’s autism monitoring project, conducted psychological evaluations for ASD, and led treatment groups at the Autism and Neurodevelopment Clinic. When Casey is not in the lab, she enjoys rock climbing, biking around Minneapolis, and baking sourdough bread.

Kirsten Dalrymple, PhD (January 2014 to Present)

Dr. Dalrymple completed her Masters and Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a Research Associate in the ELAB, primarily involved in designing and running eye tracking studies with infants and children. She also studies normal and abnormal face perception in children. Little is known about developmental face recognition problems in children, so Kirsten is in the process of working with children with normal and impaired face recognition to try to understand how different face processing abilities (e.g., identity recognition, expression recognition, etc.) develop.

Brianna Daub (January 2020 to Present)

Brianna Daub

Bri completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Minnesota and began working at the ELAB in 2020. Bri’s professional background includes positions in community health, education, and database administration. Bri enjoys playing board games and reading science fiction.

Tessa Djiko (January 2018 to Present)

Tessa graduated from Macalester College in May 2018 with a B.A. in Neuroscience Studies. She has volunteered as a research assistant in the ELAB since January 2018 and currently works as a Baby Monitor, assisting with the acquisition of MRI data. Tessa is interested in researching the differences in brain connectivity and development across children, particularly as it relates to autism spectrum disorder.

Sharlotte Irwin (July 2019 to present)

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Sharlotte recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with focuses in Spanish and Public Health. She began as an ELAB researcher in June 2019, and primarily works on the Baby Connectome Project collecting biological samples and conducting behavioral assessments and eye tracking. Sharlotte is especially interested in maternal-child health, and how prenatal environment and breastmilk influence child health and development.

Eli Johnson (August 2018 to present)

Eli has been a member of ELAB since 2017 where he has been developing data pipelines for eye-tracking analysis and managing data in the LORIS database. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, majoring in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. Eli has previously worked in Dr. Aston-Jones neuroscience lab at Rutgers University and as an ABA therapist for children with autism.

Sooyeon Sung (August 2016 to Present)


Sooyeon’s work in the ELAB is primarily on the acquisition of MRI images from infants and toddlers. She also does data analysis focusing on the relations between temperament and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.

Part time staff

Afshan Khan (2016-present)

Madison Powell (2018-present)

Katelyn Day (2019-present)