People

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Professor, Department of Psychology and Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute

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.

Paul Hill, Ph.D.

Paul Hill, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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.

Lucia Cherep, Ph.D.

Lucia Cherep, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests in human spatial cognition are highly interdisciplinary and span across cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction. Specifically, my research explores: 1) using theories from animal neuroscience to predict human navigation behavior, 2) the usability of commodity virtual reality systems, and 3) individual differences in spatial cognition and navigation.

Mike Starrett, Ph.D.

Mike Starrett, Ph.D.

Researcher

I received my Ph.D. in May 2021 from the University of Arizona. I am currently finishing up projects from my doctoral work in the HSC lab before starting a postdoc at UC Irvine with Dr. Liz Chrastil in July 2021.

Mingli Liang

Mingli Liang

Psychology PhD Candidate

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology at University of Arizona. I am fascinated by neural oscillations!

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 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.

Sarah Seger

Sarah Seger

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

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.

Stephanie Doner

Stephanie Doner

Research Specialist

I am currently a research specialist working at the lab. I am interested in learning about the cognitive mechanisms of spatial representations in humans in virtual environments.

Sean Thayer

Sean Thayer

Research Specialist

I am currently a research specialist working in this lab and the Human Memory Lab at the University of Arizona. I am broadly interested in consolidation theory and memory impairments, designing tasks that examine (re)consolidation differences in healthy adults and individuals with memory impairment.

Research Assistants

Jeremy Neal

Joshua Garren

Samantha Darza

Erin Rose

Kayla Cao

Anna Ramsook

Delaney Sanders

Kaela Liddle

Kate Chambers

Kevin Ewald

Cameron Dockens

Hannah Campbell

Mary Koenig

Sloane Sivek

Alex Beatty

Destiny Sanchez

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Ph.D.s Conferred

Mike Starrett – 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

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

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