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(photo idea stolen from Brad Postle's lab)

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Jan R. Wessel, Ph.D. Jan R. Wessel, Ph.D. 
Lab Director 

Jan is an Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Neurology, and directs the Cognitive Neurology lab. He did his graduate work at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research and worked as a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego.

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Yao GuanYao Guan, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar 

Yao received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from Southwest University in Chongqing (China), and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology & Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Florida.

 

 

DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Darcy WallerDarcy Waller, B.A., B.Sc. 
Graduate Student (Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Darcy is a graduate student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. She received her B.A. and B.Sc. from the University of Tulsa and was a Research Assistant at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Darcy is funded through the Behavioral & Biomedical Interface program.

Papers (co-)authored by Darcy:
Waller DA, Hazeltine E, Wessel JR (2019). Common and independent neural processes during action-stopping and infrequent stimulus detection: the P3a as an index of generic motor inhibition. International Journal of Psychophysiology

Wessel JR, Waller DA, Greenlee JDW (2019). Non-selective suppression of inappropriate motor-tendencies during response-conflict by a fronto-subthalamic mechanism for inhibitory control. eLife

Dutra IC, Waller DA, Wessel JR (2018). Perceptual surprise improves action stopping by non-selectively suppressing motor activity via a neural mechanism for motor inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience 38 (6) 1482-1492

 

Cheol SohCheol Soh, B.A., M.Eng. 
Graduate Student (Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Cheol is a graduate student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. He received a BA in Psychology and Master's degree in Brain and Cognitive Engineering from Korea University in Seoul.

 

 

Benjamin O. Rangel, B.Sc.Benjamin O. Rangel, B.Sc. 
Graduate Student (Neuroscience)

Ben started as a Neuroscience rotating graduate student in the lab (Spring 2018). He then joined the lab full-time as a graduate student in 2018. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from Southern Oregon University, where has was a McNair Scholar.

 

Yoojeong Choo, M.A.Yoojeong Choo, M.A. 
Graduate Student (Psychology)

Yoojeong is a graduate student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. She received an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from Yonsei University in Seoul.

 

 

Tobin DykstraTobin Dykstra, B.Sc. 
Graduate Student Affiliate (Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Tobin is a graduate student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. His primary advisor is Eliot Hazeltine. Tobin received his B.Sc. from Michigan State University.

 

 

LABORATORY STAFF

Nathan ChalkleyNathan R. Chalkley, B.Sc. 
Lab Manager 

Nathan is our lab manager. He graduated with distinction from The University of Iowa with a B.Sc. in Psychology.

 

 

Kylie DolanKylie A. Dolan 
Study Coordinator 

Kylie joined the lab as an undergraduate in 2015 and was awarded an ICRU fellowship in the Summer of 2016. Upon graduation in 2018, she started working as a study coordinator.

Papers (co-)authored by Kylie:
Wessel JR, Dolan KA, Hollingworth A (2018). A blunted phasic autonomic response to errors indexes age-related deficits in error awareness. Neurobiology of Aging 71:13-20

 

Alec MatherAlec Maher 
Undergraduate Research Assistant , Scientific Programmer

Alec is majoring in Psychology and joined the lab in 2017. Alec was awarded an ICRU fellowship in the Summer of 2018. He also works as a scientific programmer in the lab.

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Isabella DutraIsabella Dutra 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Isabella majors in Psychology and joined the lab in 2016. She was awarded an ICRU fellowship in the Summer of 2017.

Papers (co-)authored by Isabella:
Dutra IC, Waller DA, Wessel JR (2018). Perceptual surprise improves action stopping by non-selectively suppressing motor activity via a neural mechanism for motor inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience 38 (6) 1482-1492

 

Brynne DochtermanBrynne Dochterman 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Brynne is a Psychology major and joined the lab in 2017.

 

 

 

Carly IaculloCarly Iacullo 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Carly is a Psychology major and joined the lab in 2018. Carly was awarded an ICRU fellowship in the Summer of 2019.

 

 

 

Megan HyndMegan Hynd 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Megan is a Psychology major and joined the lab in 2018. In 2019, she won one of three Iowa Neuroscience Institute Summer Scholar awards to perform research in the lab. Also in 2019, she received an ICRU fellowship to perform research in the fall semester.

 

 

Amy CastonguayAmy Castonguay 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Amy is a Psychology major and joined the lab in 2019.

 

 

 

Aarushi DerveshAarushi Dervesh 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Aarushi is a Neuroscience major and joined the lab in 2019.

 

 

 

Meg KesterMeg Kester 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Meg is a Psychology major and joined the lab in 2019.

 

 

 

LAB ALUMNI

Daniel Thayer, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daniel worked in the lab for three semesters and is now a graduate student in Tommy Sprague's lab at UC Santa Barbara.

 

Julian Andrew Scheffer, B.Sc., Rotating Graduate Student
Julian rotated in the lab as part of the BBIP program and has since followed his PI, Daryl Cameron, to Penn State.

 

Jenna M. Kelly, B.A., Rotating Graduate Student
Jenna rotated in the lab as part of the Neuroscience program is now in Eliot Hazeltine's lab at Iowa.

 

Cailey Parker, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Cailey is now a nursing student in Tennessee.

 

Hailey Billings, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Hailey is now a Clinical Psychology graduate student at Adler University.

 

Carly Ryder, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Carly is now a Speech and Language Pathology graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa.