Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Katherine Blackburn

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennebaker Language Lab | SEA 3.424F

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

Interests: language, close relationships, technology

Ryan Boyd

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennebaker Language Lab

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: language, social processes, behavioral assessment of personality, motivational processes, mental health, computational psychology

Alejandro De La Vega

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychoinformatics Lab | SEA 5.108C

Education: PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Michelle Harris

Postdoctoral Fellow, Self-Regulation Lab | SEA 3.414

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

Interests: self-esteem formation, development, and measurement; personality development; experimental methods

Kean Hsu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mood Disorders Laboratory | 512-471-4825 | CLA 4.604

Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California

Interests: The role of non-valenced (e.g., attention and executive functioning) and valenced cognitive processes (e.g., cognitive biases) in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of adult unipolar depression and anxiety; mechanisms underlying psychotherapeutic interventions; general models of psychopathology.

Hui Li

Postdoctoral Fellow, Imagination and Cognition Lab | SEA 1.224E

Education: Ph.D., Central China Normal University

Interests: Media and children's cognitive development in preschool, fantasy-reality distinction and fNIRS

Emily Little

Postdoctoral Researcher, EVO Learn Lab

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego 

Elizabeth Lorenc

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lewis-Peacock Lab | 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

Margherita Malanchini

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lifespan Development Lab

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Neal Morton

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab | SEA 3.356

Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Christopher Robison

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroendocrinology and Motivation Laboratory

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University

Interests: Neuroendocrine regulation of motivated behavior, biological factors underlying individual differences, gasotransmission 

Katherine Sherrill

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab

Education: Ph.D., Boston University

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

Tracy Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lewis-Peacock Lab


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