Memory Research Laboratory | Department of Psychology




David A. Gallo

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]

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Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience


Yung-Tsen Chen

Yung-Tsen Chen

PhD Student, Integrative Neuroscience

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]

Manoj K. Doss

Manoj K. Doss

PhD Student, Integrative Neuroscience

Manoj is interested in the different cognitive and neural mechanisms of memory construction and distortion. He also has an interest in the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychopharmacology.

email: mkdoss [at]

Gabriella V. Hirsch

Gabriella V. Hirsch

PhD Student, Integrative Neuroscience

Gabriella’s research interests lie at the intersection human memory and memory distortion, aging and their relationship to social psychological processes using behavioral and functional neuroimaging methods.

email: gvhirsch [at]

Past Members

Ellen Klostermann Wallace, PhD

Stephen Gray, PhD

Ian M. McDonough, PhD

Sasha Cervantes, PhD

Jessica Wong, PhD

Jamila Picart, BA

Lidia Wong, MA

Tiara Starks, MA

Mariko Lytell, MA

Dina Khaimova, MA

Laurel Sarfan, MA

Max Roytman, MA

Matt Sazma, MA

Jonathan Siegel, MA

Eneida Revueltas, MA

Laura Korthauer, MA

Emily Newman, MA

Liz Smyth, MA

Erica Cohen, MA

Bobby Zimmerman, MA

Melissa Borkon, MA

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