Katy Thakkar, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Psychosis Research Lab. She received B.A. degrees in Psychology and Mathematics at Boston University. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University and her clinical internship at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, where she specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology. She was awarded a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to conduct a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht.