People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Psychology

jalewpea@utexas.edu

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002, 2008)
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Elizabeth Lorenc

elizabethlorenc@utexas.edu

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2018)
B.A., Mount Holyoke College (2010)


"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."

Remington Mallett

remym@utexas.edu | Website

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2021)
B.Sc., University of Missouri at St. Louis (2016)



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

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Augustin Hennings

achennings@utexas.edu | Website

Neuroscience (5th year)
B.S., The College of William and Mary (2016)


"My goal is to leverage insights from episodic memory research to better understand emotional associative learning. My research applies modern cognitive neuroscience techniques such as MVPA and machine learning to study fear extinction in both healthy and clinical populations. My work focuses on fear extinction as an experimental model of exposure therapy."

Allison Bruning

abruning@utexas.edu

Psychology (4th year)
B.S., Mississippi State University (2017)


"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

jkilmarx@utexas.edu

Mechanical Engineering (3rd year)
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2018)


"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-Granatoor

zbretton@utexas.edu

Neuroscience (2nd year)
B.A., Boston University (2016)


"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

Reece Walter

lewpealab@utexas.edu

LAB MANAGER
Psychology (Junior)

Zoe Duan

ziyi.duan@austin.utexas.edu

VISITING SCHOLAR
Psychology (M.S., 2nd year)
Sun Yat-Sen University, China

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Neal Davar

Computer ScienceSenior

Lexi Epstein

Psychology
Junior

Alec Fumurescu

Psychology
Senior

Destiny Gonzales

Psychology
Senior

Meghan Mallya

Neuroscience
Senior

John Mustin

Neuroscience
Junior

Aayushi Sangani

Psychology
Junior

Paige Stetson

Neuroscience, Plan II
Sophomore

Phillip Taboada

Neuroscience
Junior

Brandon Torio

B.S., Computer ScienceUT Austin

Sandhya Tiku

Biomedical Engineering
Sophomore

Maddie Wallace

Psychology
Junior

ALUMNI: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Tracy Wang

UX Research ConsultantFreelance

ALUMNI: GRADUATE STUDENTS (PH.D.)

Remington Mallett

Post-doctoral Fellow
Northwestern University

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

ALUMNI: GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.S.)

Allison Berman

Scientific Software Engineer
Google

Mark Hollenbeck

Director, Data Science
Blackfynn

SELECTED ALUMNI: RESEARCH SPECIALISTS

Song Liu

Ph.D. Student
University of Texas at Dallas

Arjun Mukerji

Ph.D. Student
University of California, Berkeley

Katerina Placek

Senior Data Scientist
Takeda

SELECTED ALUMNI: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Anu Mummaneni

Undergraduate Student
University of Chicago

Landry Bulls

Research Specialist
Dartmouth College

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
Indeed

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