Faja Laboratory | Fellows

Amanda Cremone

Amanda Cremone-Caira, PhD

Amanda joined the LCN as a postdoctoral research fellow in September of 2017. She is currently working on projects charting biomarkers and cognitive outcomes in children with autism. Prior to joining the LCN, Amanda received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2017) and her B.S. in Psychology and Biology from Merrimack College (2012). In her graduate work, Amanda used EEG to study the role of sleep on executive functioning in both typically and atypically developing children. Amanda is excited to broaden the scope of her research to use both EEG and eye-tracking to assess developmental trajectories of executive functioning in young children with autism.

Sarah Edmunds

Sarah Edmunds, PhD

Sarah joined the LCN as a research postdoctoral fellow in September of 2019. She also provides clinical services in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Sarah received her B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 2011 and her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 2019, where she received additional training in quantitative methods. She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical  Center. Sarah’s graduate work focused on how early skills and experiences cascade into later social communication deficits in children at high and low familial risk for ASD as well as on the efficacy of parent-implemented early interventions for ASD in high risk toddlers. At LCN, Sarah looks forward to expanding her program of longitudinal research by examining how behavioral and EEG indicators of young children’s executive function and emotion regulation may relate to their ASD symptomatology over time and may predict their response to intervention. In her free time, Sarah likes to hike, kayak, read, and cook for her friends.