Memory Research Laboratory | Department of Psychology

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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] uchicago.edu

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Yung-Tsen Chen

Yung-Tsen Chen

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

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

Anjana Chandran

Anjana Chandran

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. 

email: anjanachandran [at] uchicago.edu

Taylor Chamberlain

Taylor Chamberlain

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.

email: tchamberlain [at] uchicago.edu

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
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