People

 

Principal Investigator

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Peter Marshall is a Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and carried out postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland before coming to Temple in 2004.

peter.marshall@temple.edu    Peter Marshall’s Website

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Guannan Shen received her Ph.D. degree in 2015 from Columbia University. Her research interests include multisensory perception and bilingualism. She’s also interested in exploring different techniques of statistical analysis of brain-imaging data.

guannan.shen@temple.edu

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Staci Weiss is a Ph.D. student in the Developmental Program. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in psychology & a biology minor. Her research interests span the intersection of sensorimotor and cognitive development, with a mind to implications for underserved populations.

sweiss@temple.edu

 

 

Nathan Smyk is a Ph.D. student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a M.S. in Experimental Psychology, and Kutztown University with a B.S. in Psychology & Anthropology minor. His research interests include the development of body schema and human-machine interaction.

nathan.smyk@temple.edu

 

 

Lab Personnel

Rebecca Laconi is the Lab Coordinator and full-time Research Assistant. She graduated from Kutztown University with a B.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Broadly speaking, her research interests include exploring the neurological foundations of the human brain, specifically of memory in neurotypical brains and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s dementia, through a multi-modal neuroimaging approach.

rebecca.laconi@temple.edu

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jeb Taylor is a senior majoring in Psychology and Philosophy within the Honors Program. After graduation, he hopes to either enter a Ph.D. program in a discipline of Psychology or go to law school.

Yuheiry Rodriguez is a senior majoring in Psychology within the Honors Program. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school to obtain her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or School Psychology.

Chiara Vasquez is a senior majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she plans on becoming a Applied Behavioral Analyst and entering into a OT program.

Olivia Allison is a junior majoring in Psychology within the Honors Program and minoring in Cognitive Neuroscience. After graduation, she plans on obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology.

Shannon Tissera is a junior majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she hopes to either enter a Psy.D. program to become a Clinical Psychologist with a concentration in Biopsychology or attend medical school.

Megan Shaud is a junior majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice in the Accelerated 4+1 B.A./M.A. program to get her Master’s in Criminal Justice. After graduating with her Master’s, she hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in either Behavioral Neuroscience or Developmental Psychology.

Brydie Boyle is a junior majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education in the M.S. Psychological Research program then obtaining a Ph.D. in Developmental or Clinical Psychology.

Beth McNamee is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Statistics within the Honors Program. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school to further research in the field of Neuroscience.

Allison Berger is a freshman majoring in Neuroscience within the Honors Program. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school in order to further her education in the field of neuroscience.