Lara Wierenga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Brain and Development research center at Leiden University. She received her PhD in 2016 at Brain Center Rudolph Magnus in Utrecht, where she focused on structural brain changes in typically and atypically developing children and adolescents. She continued this research at the University of California in San Diego, where she worked as a post-doc researcher to address developmental changes in brain connectivity. Her current research focuses on modeling brain development with longitudinal study designs in order to get a better understanding of genetic and environmental effects on brain development.
- A Key Characteristic of Sex Differences in the Developing Brain: Greater Variability in Brain Structure of Boys than Girls (2017)
- Unique developmental trajectories of cortical thickness and surface area (2014)
- The development of brain network architecture (2015)