Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology and Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute
Li Zheng, Ph.D.

Li Zheng, Ph.D.

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.

Paul Hill, Ph.D.

Paul Hill, Ph.D.

The broad focus of my research is episodic memory, with a specific focus on how memory and related processes change with normal aging and neurological disorders. I use a combination of behavioral, neuroimaging, and neuromodulatory approaches to address these questions.

Joshua Garren

Joshua Garren

I’m a Clinical Research Specialist at the Human Spatial Cognition Lab. I am interested in people’s individual differences in memory and spatial navigation ability, especially between old and young adults.

Sarah Seger

Sarah Seger

I am a second-year Neuroscience PhD student in the HSC Lab. I am interested in using intracranial EEG to study how neural activity arising from sensory representations and movement interact with subcortical brain structures to support episodic memory and spatial navigation.

Eva Robinson

Eva Robinson

I am a PhD student who is interested in asymmetries between the perception of spatial and temporal dimensions, episodic memory and spatial navigation. My techniques include EEG, TMS, fMRI, and virtual reality.

Alana Muller

Alana Muller

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

Sameer Sabharwal-Siddiqi

Sameer Sabharwal-Siddiqi

Sameer Sabharwal-Siddiqi is a PhD student at the lab. Past research interests span attention, decision-making, emotional attribution, and the role of self-awareness in memory. At the Human Spatial Cognition laboratory, he is invested in directing these interests towards the topic of navigation. He is especially interested in the possibility of combining brain-imaging and VR-based navigation to reveal neural-correlates of spatiotemporal experience.

Yinqi Huang

Yinqi Huang

I am a first-year PhD student, with a focus on modeling the decision making in virtual navigation, co-advised by Dr. Arne Ekstrom and Dr. Robert Wilson.

Research Assistants

Erin Rose

Kayla Cao

Anna Ramsook

Delaney Sanders

Kate Chambers

Cameron Dockens

Hannah Campbell

Mary Koenig

Sloane Sivek

Alex Beatty

Destiny Sanchez

Maria Raygoza-Beltran

Chantal Figueroa

Skye Bermudez

Maddie Gustafson

**Now taking applications from UofA undergraduate students!


Ph.D.s Conferred

Mingli Liang – PhD Neuroscience, postdoctoral associate at Yale School of Medicine

Mike Starrett Ambrose – PhD Psychology 2021, postdoctoral scholar at UC Irvine (PI: Liz Chrastil)

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, Human Factors Scientist with Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting

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

Former Lab Members

Stephanie Doner – Former lab manager. PhD student at Temple University

Yu Karen Du – Former postdoc. Postdoc at University of Western Ontario

Andrew McAvan – Former Research Specialist. Graduate Student at Vanderbilt

Sevan Harootonian – former Research Specialist. Graduate student at Princeton

Derek Huffman – former postdoc, assistant professor at Colby College

Alexis Oyao – Former lab manager

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


Bob Wilson, Ph.D.

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.
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
Itzhak Fried, M.D., Ph.D.