Our Spring 2021 (Zoom) lab photo!

How to join the team

Would you like to gain more experience with conducting research?
We bring on new UM undergraduates every semester to join the lab as Research Assistants! ​

What we're looking for:

Research assistant duties:

  • 3.5+ GPA
  • 2+ semester commitment
  • Able to commit to 9 hours/wk working in the lab
How to apply:

for prospective grad students

Dr. Timpano is accepting a new student for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The PASO Lab is a good fit for prospective graduate students interested in studying risk and vulnerability factors in the etiology, comorbidity, and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. The lab’s recent work has focused on cognitive, emotional, and social risk factors for symptom development, including studies examining transdiagnostic vulnerability factors such as intolerance of uncertainty and distress tolerance. We’re also a very friendly and collaborative team, and are always excited to dream up new studies together! If you have any questions about applying to work with Dr. Timpano, feel free to reach out to her at kiaratimpano@gmail.com.


All applications should go through the departmental application process. Prospective students of Dr. Timpano’s should apply to the Adult Clinical track. 

Required departmental application materials include a CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and two short-response application questions (on 1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and 2. Quantitative background). GRE scores are not considered for admission to the UM Clinical Psychology program. Find more information on UM Psychology’s graduate application process here: 

For general information about UM Psychology, visit our departmental website: