Aaron Boes

Emmetsburg, IA
B.S. Exercise Science, University of Iowa
Department(s): 
Neurology
Department(s): 
Psychiatry
Research interests: 

Human frontal lobe development, structural brain imaging, the role of emotion in social behavior, conduct disorder

Current projects: 
  1. Brain Structure and Function in Conduct Disorder
  2. Ventral Frontal Cortex Morphology in boys with Cleft Lip and Palate: Relationship to Social Function
Degree
Defense date: 
05/01/2009
Thesis project: 

Neuroanatomical Correlates of Externalizing Behavior

Ph.D. Advisor: 

“I am from Taiwan, which means in addition to learning neuroscience, I also need to learn the language and culture of the United States. Iowa, especially the neuroscience program, provides me with an extremely friendly environment in which to learn. People in the program are warm, open-minded, and very willing to help me with my language questions, culture shock, homesickness, etc. In Taiwan, we say, “When you are home, you rely on your family; when you are not home, you rely on your friends. ” I made many friends in Iowa. In school, we help each other with classes and research. After school, we go out together, play sports together, and every once in a while, travel together (to nearby big cities and to conferences). Pursuing a Ph.D. degree is a long and difficult process. I am so glad that I came to Iowa for my degree because my friends and advisers here have been the always, most immediate, and most helpful support to me.”