Current Members

Kathleen McDermott

Professor of Psychology
Principal Investigator

I am a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests lie in the area of human memory. The home page outlines some of our recent research projects.

Dawn Lum

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dawn is currently a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. She plans on majoring in Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Thomas Spaventa

Graduate Student

Thomas is a second-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with degrees in psychology and biology.

Justin Vincent

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Justin is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis.

Hannah Becker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hannah Becker is a senior undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. She is majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a track in Cognitive Neuroscience and minors in Global Health & Environment and Spanish.

Christopher Zerr

Graduate Student

Christopher is a third-year graduate student working in the Memory & Cognition Lab. He received his B.Sc.

Nathan Anderson

Graduate Student

Nathan is a third-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.

Hank Chen

Graduate Student

Hank is a sixth-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab. He received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with Donita Robinson and Joseph Hopfinger.

Ruthie Shaffer

Research Technician

Ruthie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016, with a B.A. in Psychology (and concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience) and a minor in Computer Science.  During her time there she worked in Henry L.