Daiqing (Iris) Zhao

Daiqing (Iris) Zhao

Daiqing Zhao (Iris) is a first-year graduate student in Developmental Psychology working with Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2018, where she primarily studied individual differences and personality structure with Dr. Colin DeYoung, and childhood social cognition with Dr. Melissa Koenig. She also received her M.A. from Boston University, where she worked with Dr. Michael Lyons on genetic and environmental risk factors of Mild Cognitive Impairment in mid to late-age twins. Her interests lie in mechanisms of childhood and adolescence adjustment problems (e.g. internalizing and externalizing problems), development of temperament and personality, and how gene-environment interplay could explain the above.