Conferences & Presentations

  • Pavlovian Society 2021 Annual Meeting (Sept 30 - Oct 2)
  • Society for Neuroscience 2021 Virtual Meeting (Nov 8 - 11)
  • International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2021 in Chicago (Nov 10 - 12)


Dr. Maya Opendak, left, stands with a man in a suit during a presenation.
A presentation from the Opendak Lab appears on a projection screen
Members of the Opendak Lab team sit around a table during a conference.
Four women, including members of the Opendak Lab team, pose for a photo. At the center is an easel displaying information about the conference.

Awards & Updates

Jan 4 2022

The lab welcomes new lab technician Anne George

December 2021

"Bidirectional control of infant social behavior by dopaminergic innervation of the basolateral amygdala" published in Neuron Volume 109 Issue 24

Tommy Song:

After "six total years of data collection" as Dr. Maya Opendak tells me, our article combining tireless work from multiple collaborators and rigorous experimental research is pushed through to be the cover story of Neuron's October 2021 Issue. Take a sneak peak here:

November 2021

Dr. Maya Opendak Receives 2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award at ISDP 2021

The nationally recognized Kucharski Young Investigator award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, to a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology.

September 2021

Three members of the Opendak Lab team. The photo features two women, plus a man standing to the right.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Tommy Song '25 joins the lab

My First Day: September 24th, 2021



August 2021

The Social Development Basic Research Lab opens at Kennedy Krieger Institute!!!

First Day of Traumatic Experience Basic Research Lab: August 30th, 2021

Featuring the inaugural members: Dr. Opendak, Shannon Hu, and Kat Packard