Principal Investigator

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock


Department of Psychology
Institute for Neuroscience
The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Post-doctoral Fellows

Elizabeth Lorenc

Ph.D. 2018, University of California, Berkeley

"My research focuses on understanding how the healthy brain maintains precise visual working memory representations, particularly through subsequent interference. In addition, I hope to understand what neural factors may underlie memory failures, and my current postdoctoral work seeks to establish whether interventions like real-time neurofeedback can be used to manipulate working memory and long-term memory outcomes."

Graduate Students

Remington Mallett

Psychology (4th year)

B.S. 2016, University of Missouri at St. Louis Website

"I'm interested in how memories interact with perception. I also like to study lucid dreaming."

Augustin Hennings

Neuroscience (4th year), co-advised: Joey Dunsmoor

B.S. 2016, The College of William and Mary

"The broad goal of my Ph.D. is to leverage insights from episodic memory research to better understand emotional associative learning. My work focuses on fear extinction as an experimental model of exposure therapy. Decades of research and clinical accounts demonstrate that fear often returns after safety learning, and in extreme cases this can manifest as clinical disorders such as PTSD. My research applies modern cognitive neuroscience techniques such as MVPA and machine learning to better understand fear extinction in both healthy and clinical populations."

Allison Bruning

Psychology (3rd year)

B.S. 2017, Mississippi State University

"My work focuses on the interactions between working and long-term memory. Specifically, I am interested in how previous knowledge influences what we maintain in working memory, and how those representations can also influence the strength of the long-term memory representation."

Justin Kilmarx

Mechanical Engineering (2nd year), co-advised: James Sulzer

B.S. 2018, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"Motor deficits, such as the ability to individuate finger movements, is a common impairment associated with stroke that often never reaches full recovery. Here, we use hyperalignment to create a neural template of ideal brain activity from healthy participants. Our goal is to use this template to guide recovery in a real-time fMRI neurofeedback experiment post-stroke."

Zachary Bretton

Neuroscience (1st year)

B.A. 2015, Boston University

"My interest is in exploring the role of our emotional state on our memory systems. Specifically, I am interested in the ways in which persistent mental illness can greatly affect our working memory capabilities and our ability to deal with the daily challenges of an information rich life."

Research Specialists

Sydney Fischer


UT Austin, Major: Neuroscience

Undergraduate Students

Christina Archer

UT Austin

Majors: Plan II, BME

Katrina Benjamin

UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Megan Brown

UT Austin

Major: Psychology


UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Lexi Epstein

UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Alec Fumuresca

UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Destiny Gonzales

UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Meghan Mallya

UT Austin

Major: Neuroscience

Anu Mummaneni

Westwood High School

Chau Phung

UT Austin

Major: Neuroscience

Maddie Wallace

UT Austin

Major: Psychology

Reece Walter

UT Austin

Majors: Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellow Alumni

Tracy Wang

Graduate Student Alumni

Seth Koslov

Post-doctoral Fellow
Baylor College of Medicine

Hyojeong Kim

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Colorado, Boulder

Ethan Oblak

Post-doctoral Fellow
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Allison Berman

Scientific Software Engineer

Mark Hollenbeck

Scientific Software Engineer

Selected Research Specialist Alumni

Song Liu

Ph.D. Student
University of Texas at Dallas

Arjun Mukerji

Ph.D. Student
University of California, Berkeley

Katerina Placek

Ph.D. Student
University of Pennsylvania

Selected Undergraduate Student Alumni

Robaa Al-Najar

M.D. Student
Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

Zean Aaron Luna

M.D. Student
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Katlyn Hedgpeth

Technical Analyst

Stephanie Jeanneret

M.S. Student
University of Geneva

Rochelle Stewart

Ph.D. Student
Florida State University

Bettina Bustos

Research Specialist
Washington University at St. Louis

Ellen Crowe

M.D. Student
McGovern Medical School