Research in the laboratory of Jane E. Joseph, PhD, focuses on the neural basis of various cognitive and affective behaviors throughout the human lifespan. Currently active research projects focus on functional and anatomical developmental brain changes associated with face recognition in both typical and atypical development (eg, autism). In addition to examination of brain activation changes during development, the Joseph laboratory is investigating organizational changes in functional networks during development using a graph theory–based approach to connectivity. The Joseph laboratory also has an active project on functional networks involved in processing anti-drug public service announcements in young adults and adolescents who are at risk for drug abuse. Other ongoing projects use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methodology to study sex differences in cognition and functional activation changes across the menstrual cycle. Joseph’s research has been or is currently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Autism Speaks.