Resh Gupta, M.S., is a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Program at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute working under the direction of David Vago, Ph.D., at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She is currently working toward earning her Ph.D.
In 2015, Resh received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, she conducted research on associative memory in younger and older adults under the direction of Kara Federmeier, Ph.D., at the Cognition and Brain Lab within the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
As a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, Resh has conducted research on the short and long-term consequences of proactive interference under the direction of Sean Polyn, Ph.D., at the Computational Memory Lab. She also completed a rotation in Dr. Brandon Ally’s Memory Disorders Research Laboratory, where she examined differences in cognition and brain structure, vasculature and white matter integrity between individuals at-risk or not-at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
As a graduate student in Dr. Vago’s Contemplative Neuroscience and Integrative Medicine Laboratory, Resh is working to determine whether mindfulness-based interventions can modify behavioral and physiological (event-related potentials) markers of attentional bias to threat in clinical populations. Additionally, she is interested in determining whether mindfulness-induced modifications of these markers are associated with improved clinical symptoms. Resh is also investigating other forms of early perceptual and attentional processing in meditative adepts and novices.