Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Karl K. Szpunar, PhD
 
karl.szpunar@psych.ryerson.ca

​Dr. Karl Szpunar completed his doctoral training in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and his postdoctoral training at Harvard University in 2015.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Google Scholar Citations

Announcement:

Dr. Karl Szpunar recently moved to Ryerson University from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He will be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2020.

Graduate Students 
Sushmita Shrikanth
 
sshrik2@uic.edu

​Sushmita Shrikanth completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2015 where she conducted her thesis project under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Storm. Sushi is currently a fourth year graduate student.

Vannia Puig
vpuig@uic.edu
 
 

Vannia Puig completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico in 2014. She then served as a research assistant in the Memory Lab at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Dr. David Gallo, and is currently a second year graduate student.

Katie Hudson​
khudso4@uic.edu
 
 

Katie Hudson completed her undergraduate degree at the Ohio State University in 2018 where she conducted her thesis project in the Motivation and Cognitive Science Lab under the supervision of Dr. Kentaro Fujita. Katie is currently a first year graduate student.

Yuchen Li
yli194@uic.edu
 
 

Yuchen Li completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018 where she conducted her thesis project under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Parkinson. Yuchen is currently a first year graduate student.

Visiting Scholars

Lisa Murphy (Fall 2018) - University College Cork (Ireland)

Trish Varao-Sousa (Spring 2018) - University of British Columbia

Jason Chan (Fall 2017) - Iowa State University (USA)

Müge Özbek (Fall 2016) - Aarhus University (Denmark)

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Past

Elizabet Bonilla, Izabela Brzoza, Martina Cancelo, Chloe Carl, Daniela Chacon, Ben Chaloupka, Tony Cossidente, Matthew Escalona, Araceli Estrada, Chiara Faust, Aurelie Ganem, Loan Huynh, Asfia Kahn, Jennifer Kargol, Constantina Mastoracos, Zachary McKenzie, Jessica Ngiam, Nicholas Pfahler, Sara Raja, Yaniz Rayo, Vritti Samtani​, Evan Self, Breyauna Spencer, Jadisha Vargas, Haley Lerand, Brittany Hamling, Lindy Leonard, Noor Saffarini

Collaborators (past and present)

Donna Rose Addis, University of Toronto

Roland Benoit, Max Plank Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Jason Chan, Iowa State University

Felipe De Brigard, Duke University

Stan Klein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kathleen McDermott, Washington University in St. Louis

Kourken Michaelian, University of Otago

Henry Roediger, Washington University in St. Louis

Daniel Schacter, Harvard University

Nathan Spreng, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Peggy St. Jacques, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Piotr Szpunar, University at Albany, SUNY

Endel Tulving, University of Toronto