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 third-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.

Christopher Zerr

Graduate Student

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

Nathan Anderson

Graduate Student

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

Ruthie Shaffer

Graduate Student

Ruthie is a first-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology (concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience) and a minor in Computer Science.