Interested in joining the Jones Lab? Contact the lab director directly. 

Current Lab Members

Rebecca M. Jones

lab Director

Rebecca received her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, her M.Phil. in Psychiatry from the University of Cambridge and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain. Rebecca's research focuses on the development of the social brain and how and why this differs in those with developmental disorders and typically developing individuals.

To contact Rebecca: or                                                                                                                                                212-746-3926

Ben Silver

Research Coordinator

Ben graduated from Brown University in 2017 with an ScB in Cognitive Neuroscience. While there, he completed an honors thesis with Dima Amso on executive function and pretend play in children ages 3 to 7. He is now a research coordinator in the Jones Lab, where he is working on a longitudingal fMRI study of circumscribed interests in ASD. Ben loves commuting to work via Citi Bike (he is a Level One Bike Angel) and seeing (ostensibly) free movies with Movie Pass before it (inevitably) goes out of business.

To contact Ben: or 212-746-3749


Emily Barnes

Research Coordinator

Emily graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a BA in Psychology and Plan II Honors. At UT, she completed her honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Church-Lang, studying executive function in children with symptoms of ADHD and internalizing disorders. As a research coordinator in the Jones Lab, she works on an fMRI study of young adults with anxiety and a study of social reward in adolescents and young adults. Outside the lab, Emily enjoys baking, spending time outdoors, and catching live music.

                                                                                                                          To contact Emily: or                                                                                                                                                    212-746-4884

Elysha Clark-Whitney

research coordinator

Elysha graduated from New York University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology. While at NYU, she worked as a research assistant studying ADHD in Anil Chacko's FACES lab, and also worked with the NYU L-FELD Lab, studying language development in Latino preschoolers. She also completed an honors thesis with Gigliana Melzi, looking at the relation between expressive language, executive function and narrative organization skills in monolingual and bilingual preschoolers. In her spare time, Elysha enjoys dancing and watching videos of puppies.

                                                                                                                          To contact Elysha: or                                                                                                                                                    212-746-4886



Mark Clements, Ph.D.; Georgia Institute of Technology

Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D.; Northeastern University

Ian Kleckner, Ph.D., M.P.H.; University of Rochester

Jonathan D. Power, M.D., Ph.D.; Weill Cornell Medicine

Jim Rehg, Ph.D.; Georgia Institute of Technology

Agata Rozga, Ph.D.; Georgia Institute of Technology

Henning Voss, Ph.D.; Weill Cornell Medicine


Lab Alumni

Dienke Bos, Former Postdoc (Assistant Professor, UMC Utrecht)

Eliana Ajodan, Former Research Coordinator (Ph.D. student, Teacher's College Columbia University)

Melanie Silverman, Former Research Coordinator (Ph.D. student, Fordham University)

Amarelle Hamo, Former Research Coordinator (Ph.D. student, Teacher's College Columbia University)

Caroline Carberry, Former Research Coordinator (Ph.D. student, University of Texas at Austin)