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Current Lab Members

Brice Kuhl

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology.  Brice received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.  After three years as an Assistant Professor at NYU, he moved to the Department of Psychology at UO in fall 2015.

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Alexandra (Alex) Tremblay-McGaw

Lab Manager

Alex Tremblay-McGaw graduated from Skidmore College where she studied Psychology and Economics. She was the lab manager in Daniel Peterson’s Learning and Memory Sciences Lab. She is interested in the relationship between cognitive and clinical psychology.

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Nicole Dudukovic

Research Associate

Nicole received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is an instructor in the Department of Psychology and the Clark Honors College. Nicole focuses on interactions between attention and memory and is interested in applying memory research to other fields, particularly education.

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Yingying Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yingying received her PhD from Peking University where she used fMRI, MEG, sEEG, and behavioral methods to investigate the neural mechanisms of emotion and memory. She is interested in understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory and forgetting.

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Zhifang Ye

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhifang received his PhD from Beijing Normal University where he used fMRI and machine learning algorithms to investigate the characteristics and behavioral consequences of neural pattern reinstatement during episodic memory retrieval. He is interested in understanding the neural mechanism of memory representation transformation during memory retrieval, new learning, and over time.

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Robert Molitor

Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin where he used fMRI and multivoxel pattern analysis to investigate how past experience influences new learning through memory reactivation. He is interested in how cognitive and experiential factors impact memory representation and memory-related behaviors.

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Maxwell Drascher

Graduate Student

Max is a fourth year graduate student at University of Oregon. He graduated from Skidmore College where he worked with Hugh Foley. Afterwards he worked as an RA at UMASS Boston and most recently worked as a Lab Manager for Andrew Conway conducting research on cognitive control and working memory. He is interested in cognitive control, memory, perception, and statistics.

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Yufei Zhao

Graduate Student

Yufei Zhao is a third year graduate student who graduated from Beijing Normal University where she studied Psychology. She was an RA in Gui Xue’s Brain and Learning Sciences lab. She is interested in memory, learning, and fMRI technique.

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Wanjia Guo

Graduate Student

Wanjia is currently a second year graduate student in the lab. Prior to this, she was a research assistant at Stanford, working with Anthony Wagner and Beth Mormino investigating healthy aging with fMRI and PET. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked with Brad Postle studying visual short-term memory.

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Lindsay Rait

Graduate Student

Lindsay is a first year graduate student working with Dr. Sarah DuBrow and Dr. Brice Kuhl. She graduated from Cornell where she worked with Dr. David Smith, and afterward, she was a lab manager at Yale with Dr. Nick Turk-Browne. Lindsay is interested in using fMRI to explore the role of the hippocampus in memory processes.

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Peeta Li

Graduate Student

Peeta is a first year graduate student working with Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. Kuhl. He received his BA from Washington University in St.Louis, where he worked with Dr. Todd Braver and Dr. Julie Bugg on cognitive control and prospective memory. Peeta is interested in using multivariate fMRI approaches to study the interaction between memory and cognitive control.

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Emily Carlson

Undergraduate RA

Emily is a fourth year general science major in the Clark Honors College. She is interested in the connections between memory and the visual system and is planning to pursue a career in optometry.

Ania Grudzien

Undergraduate RA

Ania is a fourth year psychology major in the Clark Honors College hoping to pursue a career in medicine. She is interested in learning more about memory in the context of medical decision making, biases, and heuristics.

Qadry Collins

Undergraduate RA

Qadry is a third year psychology major and philosophy minor. He is interested in how life experiences and the memories of those life experiences can affect mental health and well-being. Qadry is currently planning to pursue a career in clinical psychology.

Joey Lim

Undergraduate RA

Joey is a third year psychology major and japanese minor. She is interested in the connection between memory, selective attention, and learning.

Hana Taha

Undergraduate RA

Hana is a fourth year psychology major and is planning to purse a career in clinical psychology. She is interested in learning more about memory and how it is encoded and retrieved.

Yu Wang

Undergraduate RA

Yu is a forth year psychology major. She is interested in learning more about fMRI, memory, and the connection between selective attention and learning.

Alex Bui

Volunteer RA

Alex is currently on a gap year exploring his interests in psychology and research. He is interested in the relationship between cognition and emotion as well as the process of memory reconsolidation. Alex plans to double major in Psychology and Neuroscience and pursue a career in research science.

Lab Alumni

Nicole Long

Nicole was a postdoc in the lab for 3 years. She is now a PI for The Long Term Memory Lab at the University of Virginia.

Ghootae Kim

Ghootae was a postdoc in the lab for 2 years. He is now a senior researcher at the Korea Brain Research Institute.

Franziska Richter

Franka was a postdoc in the lab for 2 years, supported by a DAAD German Academic Exchange fellowship, and is now the PI for The Brain and Memory Lab at Leiden University.

Serra Favila

Serra was a graduate student at NYU and is now working as a postdoc at Columbia University.

Avi Chanales

Avi was a graduate student at NYU and has accepted a spot in the Insight bootcamp .

Hongmi Lee

Hongmi was a graduate student at NYU and is now working as a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah Sweigart

Sarah joined the lab after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware as the lab manager. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. at UC Davis.

Rosalie (Rosie) Samide

Rosie joined the lab (at NYU) after completing her undergraduate studies at Haverford College as the lab manager.  She is now pursuing her Ph.D. at Boston College.

Zoe Chamness

Undergraduate research assistant

Elle Meyer

Undergraduate research assistant

Alexia Andres

Undergraduate research assistant

Krista Wurscher

Undergraduate research assistant

Ariel Back

Undergraduate research assistant

Ireland Johnson

Undergraduate research assistant

Matt Briones

Undergraduate research assistant

Taylor Herman

Undergraduate research assistant

Maija Sands

Undergraduate research assistant

Amanda Stebritz

Undergraduate research assistant

Ashima Oza

Undergraduate research assistant

Nyaab Bakshi

Undergraduate research assistant

Zara Chaudhury

Undergraduate research assistant