Principal Investigator

Audrey Duarte, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Being a first-generation college student, I never imagined I’d one day be a professor. I’m happy to tell you about that journey sometime. I am honored to collaborate with a diverse team of undergraduates and graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who love working to understand memory and the brain as much as I do.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Rebecca Cutler, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

My primary research area is the investigation of the semantic organization of episodic memory and how aging, neurodegenerative disease, and brain injury impact this organization.

Soroush Mirjalili, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Can we actually read the mind? This is an ambitious question that I hope one day I can find an optimal solution for. I am interested in brain-computer interfaces especially in the cognitive neuroscience domain. Currently, my research is mainly focused on using machine learning techniques for memory-related EEG activity. The ultimate goal is to improve memory for individuals from various age groups by providing interventions in a closed-loop setup.

Graduate Students

Jess Campbell, B.S.

Curriculum Vitae

My primary research interest is exploring group and individual differences in episodic memory performance across the adult lifespan. In particular, I am interested in studying how different intrinsic and extrinsic factors (e.g. stress, depression, sleep quality, socioeconomic status, etc.) may impact these differences.

Kyoungeun Lee, M.S.

Curriculum Vitae

My primary research interest is exploring the impact of aging on their episodic memory system, using brain-imaging techniques. Recently, I’ve become specifically interested in how mind-body connection can affect older adults’ episodic memory.

Ahhyun Seo, M.S.

Curriculum Vitae

My main research interests are individual differences in cognitive aging. I'm particularly interested in how emotional problems, such as depression and anxiety, interplay with memory in the aging process. My current research focuses on how culture influences memory strategies and the effects of acculturation stress on memory performance using EEG techniques.

Lab Managers

Lab Affiliates

Sidni Justus, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. My research interests span cognition, memory, and attention in developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I have explored these from both early childhood and aging perspectives.

Masoud Seraji, M.S.

Curriculum Vitae

I am a first year graduate student at the Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science Center at Georgia State University.

Undergraduate Students

Lab Alumni

Amanda Gilchrist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cottey College

Eric Leshikar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois, Chicago

Patrick Powell, Ph.D.
Health Scientist
Centers for Disease Control

Brittany Corbett, M.S.
Optimization Associate
Search Discovery

Michael Dulas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Binghampton University

Emily Hokett, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Columbia University

Taylor James, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Emory University

Sarah Reaves, M.S.
Research Operations Coordinator
Center for Information Informatics
North Carolina State University

Jon Strunk, Ph.D.
Senior Data Engineer