Brieann Satterfield, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brieann Satterfield is a postdoctoral research associate joining the SCAN lab from Washington State University where she worked in the Sleep and Performance Research Center. Dr. Satterfield received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology from Gonzaga University, and a Doctorate in Neuroscience from Washington State University. Her previous work has focused on 1) identifying genetic polymorphisms associated with resilience to cognitive impairment due to sleep loss, and 2) using those functionally significant genetic polymorphisms to investigate neural pathways underlying inter-individual and task-dependent differences in cognitive impairment due to sleep loss. Her research interests include sleep restriction, sleep deprivation, inter-individual differences, and cognitive performance. Dr. Satterfield’s current projects are focused on investigating how gray matter volume and functional activation during a well-rested state may predict resilience to cognitive impairment during sleep deprivation, and investigating how personality traits and emotional states affect cognitive performance under situations of acute stress and sleep deprivation.