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Katherine Blackburn

Research Fellow, Pennebaker Language Lab

k8blackburn@gmail.com |
SEA 3.424F

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: language, close relationships, technology

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Christine Coughlin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab

cacoughlin@utexas.edu |
SEA 3.356

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis

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Alejandro De La Vega

Research Scientist, Psychoinformatics Lab

delavega@utexas.edu |
5.108C

Education: PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Satwant Kumar

Postdoctoral fellow

satwant.kumar@utexas.edu

Education: M.B.B.S., Ph.D., KU Leuven, Belgium

Hannah Lapp

Postdoctoral Fellow

hannah.lapp@austin.utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

Won Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

wonlee@utexas.edu

Elizabeth Lorenc

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lewis-Peacock Lab

elizabethlorenc@utexas.edu |
SEA 2.218B

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Neural mechanisms of precision and distractor-resistance in visual working memory & long-term memory; fMRI neurofeedback

Emily Messer

Postdoctoral Researcher, EVO Learn Lab

emilymesser@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of St Andrews

Neal Morton

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab

neal.morton@austin.utexas.edu |
3.356

Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Interests: Episodic memory; fMRI; ECoG; EEG; tDCS; computational modeling

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Rebecca Neal-Beevers

Research Scientist

rebecca.neal@utexas.edu |
(512) 475-8491 |
RLP 4.526 (formerly called CLA 4.526)

Education: Ph.D., University of Miami

Interests: Social and communication development in infants and young children, and early identification of developmental delay in at-risk populations; autism

Ryan Peters

Postdoctoral Fellow

pete2022@gmail.com

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Bruce Rawlings

Postdoctoral Researcher, EVO Learn Lab

bruce.rawlings@utexas.edu |
SEA 1.136C

Education: Ph.D., Durham University

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Eunjin Seo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Adolescent Development Research Group

eunjinseo@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.702A

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Motivation, emotion, identity, educational achievement, educational disparities, STEM achievement, adolescent, race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, daily diary design, meta-analysis

Katherine Sherrill

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab

ksherrill@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Boston University

Interests: Spatial cognition, navigation, episodic memory, fMRI, ECoG

Ross Walshe

Postdoctoral Fellow

calen.walshe@gmail.com

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Congyu "Peter" Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

congyu.wu@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia

Interests: Pervasive sensing in mental health monitoring and treatment, human-centered data science, social computing

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Yayun Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

yayunzhang@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington

Interests: Early word learning, Statistical learning, Attention


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