Prospective Graduate Students

The Translational Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (T-SCAN) Lab at Rice University (PI: Bryan Denny) will not be reviewing applicants for the 2021 admission cycle.

The T-SCAN lab’s objective is to study the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying emotion and emotion regulation processes in healthy and disordered populations, including how emotion regulation is impaired in various forms of psychopathology, whether and how emotion regulation abilities can be improved through novel interventions, and how changes in emotion regulation impact mental and physical health. More information about the lab’s research can be found here:

Candidates for graduate admission should apply through the Rice graduate school at Additional information is given here: Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field, and have significant prior psychology and/or neuroscience research experience. Applicants interested in working in the T-SCAN lab should specify the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Research Interest Group (RIG) as part of the application. Applicants are invited to contact the PI in advance and to mention their interest in the T-SCAN lab in their application materials.

The T-SCAN lab is housed within the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative, an innovative research space bridging Rice University and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical center. In addition to the ability to recruit a variety of clinical populations through collaborations with the TMC, the T-SCAN lab has access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities and resources, including two research-dedicated 3T Siemens scanners at Baylor College of Medicine (, located across the street from lab office space. Houston is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, and diverse city of about 6 million people (recently named the most diverse metropolitan area in the United States). Rice University is attractively situated within Houston, adjacent to both Hermann Park and the Museum District in addition to the Texas Medical Center.


Participate in the lab as a research assistant or other lab member

For more information about joining the T-SCAN Lab as a research assistant or other lab member, please follow this link.