People

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute

Derek Huffman, Ph.D.

Derek Huffman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoc in the lab working at the University of California, Davis, and I am currently interested in using fMRI and electrocorticography to investigate the networks underlying human spatial memory.

Yu (Karen) Du, Ph.D.

Yu (Karen) Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am currently a postdoc in the lab. My research aims to understand the cognitive mechanisms of spatial representations in humans.

Li Zheng, Ph.D.

Li Zheng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoc fellow in the lab and now I am interested in the temporal interval representation during human episodic memory and navigation using high-resolution fMRI.

Mike Starrett

Mike Starrett

Psychology PhD Student

I am interested in the cognitive and neural bases of how spatial information can be learned and flexibly deployed during navigation in and/or spatial memory for large-scale environments.

Mingli Liang

Mingli Liang

Psychology PhD Student

I am a graduate student in the Psychology program at University of Arizona. My current research interests include neural oscillations, hippocampal function, and neural time series analysis.

Alana Muller

Alana Muller

Psychology PhD Student

I am a first-year graduate student. My research interests include understanding the cognitive processes involved in spatial navigation using EEG and virtual reality.

Eva Robinson

Eva Robinson

Psychology PhD Student

I am a first-year PhD student who is interested in asymmetries between the perception of spatial and temporal dimensions including spatial and temporal reproduction, time dilation, and spatial navigation. My techniques include EEG, TMS, fMRI, and virtual reality.

Sevan Harootonian

Sevan Harootonian

Research Specialist

I'm currently a research specialist in the Ekstrom lab. I'm working on a path integration task using an omnidirectional treadmill and virtual reality. I'm interested in the neural basis or navigation and decision making.

Alexis Oyao

Alexis Oyao

Research Specialist

I am currently a research specialist working at the University of Arizona. I am interested in older adults' ability to create and update their cognitive maps.

Andrew McAvan

Andrew McAvan

Research Specialist

I am currently a research specialist working for the lab at the University of Arizona. I am interested in path integration & cognitive mapping in virtual reality environments, and I currently utilize Unity & C# scripting to create those environments.

Research Assistants

Stephanie Doner
Dallas Johnson

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Ph.D.s Conferred

Jared Stokes – PhD Psychology 2018, postdoctoral fellow with Julie Schweitzer

Amber Schedlbauer – PhD Neuroscience 2017, postdoctoral fellow with Gene Gurkoff

Millie Copara – PhD Neuroscience 2017, Partner Development Coordinator at FUTURE program of UC Davis

Branden Kolarik – PhD Psychology 2017, postdoctoral fellow with Craig Stark

Andrew Watrous – PhD Neuroscience 2013, Assistant Professor of Neurology at UT Austin

Former Lab Members

Lukáš Hejtmánek – visiting scholar, PhD student at Department of Neurophysiology of Memory, Czech Academy of Sciences

Candace Peacock – former PhD student, PhD student with John Henderson

Jennifer Lieberman – former lab manager

Kamin Kim – former postdoc, postdoctoral fellow with Charan Ranganath

Aiden Arnold – former visiting PhD student, now traveling the world

Lindsay Vass – former postdoctoral fellow, data scientist at Facebook

Colin Kyle – former lab manager, graduate student with Carol Barnes

Hui Zhang – former postdoctoral fellow, postdoctoral fellow with Nikolai Axmacher

Collaborators

Bob Wilson, Ph.D.
NRD Lab

University of Arizona

Andy Yonelinas, Ph.D.
Human Memory Lab
University of California, Davis
Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.
Dynamic Memory Lab
University of California, Davis
Nitin Tandon, M.D.
THE NEUROIMAGING & ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY LAB
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Eve Isham, Ph.D.
Consciousness, Action, & Time Lab

University of Arizona

Emilio Ferrer
Dynamics in Psychological Science Lab
University of California, Davis
Masud Seyal, M.D., Ph.D.
the EEG Lab
UC, Davis Health
Sarah Farias, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
UC, Davis Health
Michael Kahana, Ph.D.
Computational Memory Lab
University of Pennsylvania
Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.
Brain Research Institute
UCLA
Itzhak Fried, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgery
UCLA