People

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Principle 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.

Martha Forloines, Ph.D.

Martha Forloines, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow working at UC, Davis. My research focuses on what neural correlates are recruited during successful navigation, and how this changes across the lifespan. Specifically, I use virtual environments to test how participants use geometric and featural cues in their environments to successfully navigate toward a goal.

Yu (Karen) Du, Ph.D.

Yu (Karen) Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Before joining the lab, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Alberta.

Mike Starrett

Mike Starrett

Psychology PhD Student

My interests include the cognitive and neural bases of spatial representations for large-scale environments and how spatial information can be learned and flexibly deployed for various cognitive demands of navigation and spatial memory.

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.

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 joined the lab in 2018 after working as a research assistant with Dr. Joy Geng at Univeristy of California, Davis.

Research Assistants

Now taking applications from UofA undergraduate students! APPLY HERE!

Ph.D.s Conferred

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

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