Memory Research Laboratory | Department of Psychology
David A. Gallo
Lab Director, Professor of Psychology
David A. Gallo joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2005. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1997, his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002, and was an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University until 2005. He researches the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we actively (and sometimes inaccurately) reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes.
email: dgallo [at] uchicago.edu
Social Sciences Research Fellow
Yung-Tsen is interested in understanding mechanisms of memory formation and distortion using a combination of behavioral paradigms, brain stimulation technique, and/or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). With her background in clinical psychology, she is also interested in memory decline associated with normal and abnormal aging.
email: yungtsen [at] uchicago.edu
Gabriella V. Hirsch
PhD Student, Integrative Neuroscience
Gabriella’s research interests lie at the intersection human memory, memory distortion and healthy cognitive aging using behavioral, functional neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods.
email: gvhirsch [at] uchicago.edu
PhD Student, Social Psychology
Anjana is interested in intersectional research related to social cognition: variables and processes within the perceiver’s social mind such as status comparisons, differences in belief systems, threat and reward perceptions, and their impact upon impressions or memories of targets as well as emotions and behavior towards targets.
Lab Manager / Project Coordinator
Taylor received her BA from UChicago in 2016 and worked for two years as a software engineer before joining the lab. Taylor is interested in the neural mechanisms underlying episodic and working memory.
Current Master’s Students
- Xian Li, MAPSS Student
- Christina Yu, MAPSS Student
Previous PhD Students
Manoj Doss, PhD ’18
Yung-Tsen Chen, PhD ’18
Stephen Gray, PhD ’16
- Jessica Wong, PhD ’13
- Sasha Cervantes, PhD ’13
Ian McDonough, PhD ’11