Natalie Colich, Postdoc
What brought you to work here?
Kate! She is an awesome scientist, mentor & person - I feel so lucky to work with her.
What do you want to be when you “grow up”?
A professor :)
What is one project you’re excited about that you are working on in the lab right now?
I am excited to apply brainAGE analyses to our datasets in order to add another metric of biological aging to our arsenal. I find it fascinating how different dimensions of adversity differentially impact different metrics of biological aging.
Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what?
I have an uncanny ability to memorize song lyrics.
What is something that you are personally working on improving (about yourself, about the world, about your community etc)?
This may sound minor relative to the larger problems of the world, but I am working on being a more patient person. 2020 has thrown a LOT at all of us, and the days have been LONG. Reminding myself to be more patient with my family helps me be a better version of myself.
What has made you the proudest in your time in the lab?
I am proud to be associated with the lab in general and all the stellar work that comes out of it! Of my own accomplishments, I am most proud of our meta-analysis that took 3+ years to complete and ended up in Psych Bull - Kate and Maya provided endless encouragement along the way and they were totally right - it was well worth the wait!
What is something you have accomplished and are proud of outside of work?
My 2 daughters are by far my proudest accomplishments.
Give us a snapshot of a moment of joy in your life.
Every morning my 8 week old wakes up, looks at me, and gives me the BIGGEST smile. It is absolutely the best part of my day.
What is something that you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love running & have a new found love for the Peloton bike!
If you could be anything (outside from your current field) what would it be?
I always thought I would grow up to be a veterinarian because I have always loved animals so much.
What’s important to know about you?
I need coffee immediately upon opening my eyes in the morning.