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Lydia Wu

Graduate Student, Rice University

Lydia Wu is a graduate student in the Psychological Sciences Department at Rice University within the Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine and Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience research interest groups. She graduated from Wheaton College (IL) in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology. With a research background in behavioral neuroscience and health psychology, she enjoys learning about the biology that underlies psychological phenomenon. She is specifically interested in mechanisms underlying mental and physical health outcomes, with particular research interests in neuro-immune interactions and the role that inflammation, stress, and psychosocial factors play in the onset and exacerbation of psychological disorders such as depression.