Current Rappaport Fellows at McLean

Matthew Sacchet, PhD

Matthew Sacchet, PhD

2018-2019 Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar

Matthew Sacchet PhD received his PhD From Stanford University. His research is focused on the psychological and biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders, with a focus on major depressive disorder and mindfulness meditation-based interventions (MMBIs). Dr. Sacchet is an assistant neuroscientist in the Laboratory for Affective Translational Neuroscience at the McLean Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research.Dr. Sacchet’s research has been presented over 100 times at international, regional, and university conferences. He has received media coverage by such outlets as CBS, NBC, NPR, Time and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Sacchet was named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” list.

As a Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar, Dr. Sacchet will conduct the study, “Depression, Mindfulness and Individualized Brain Systems: Toward Brain-based Precision Psychiatry,” aimed at improving the personalized brain-based treatment of major depressive disorder through mindfulness meditation-based interventions.

Antonia Seligowski, PhD

Antonia Seligowski, PhD

2018-2019 Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar

Antonia Seligowski PhD received her PhD from Northern Illinois University. As a graduate student she pursued research related to physiological intermediate phenotypes and biomarkers of PTSD, such as exaggerated fear expression and fear inhibition, using a fear-potentiated startle (FPS) conditioning paradigm.

Dr Seligowski is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory at McLean Hospital where she focuses on examining the physiological and neurophysiological underpinnings of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar, Dr Seligowski will research “Neurophysiological Deficits in PTSD and the Moderating Role of Menstrual Cycle Phase, which promises to inform how PTSD impacts women at a disproportionate rate.