Lab Director:

Stephen M. Emrich, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin – Madison


office: MacKenzie Chown B 336
phone: (905) 688-5550 ext. 6181


For a full list of my publications, see the Publications page or my Google Scholar Profile.

Graduate Students:


Holly Lockhart

Holly is in her fourth year of her PhD in the Behavioural-Cogntive Neuroscience stream. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and MA in Psychology at Brock University working with Dr. Emrich. Her work focuses on visual short-term memory resource models testing limitations and predictions of opposing theories with the use of behavioural, EEG, and fMRI measures.

Office: Mackenzie Chown B block – 420
ResearchGate Profile

Rosa Torres

Rosa is a PhD student under joint supervision of Professor Stephen Emrich and Professor Karen Campbell. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology at U of T.  She is quite interested in studying the age-related changes in the efficiency of memory and attention, and how these changes may be reflected in neural mechanisms. Through her research, she hopes to get a better understanding of healthy aging and potential interventions to increase the efficiency of cognitive processes, especially in old age.


Alyssa Thibeault

Alyssa is a first year PhD student in the Behavioural-Cognitive Neuroscience stream. She completed her Honours BSc in Psychology at Western University. Broadly, she is interested in exploring ways to manipulate memory capacity and performance, and investigating how changes in these abilities can be measured at both the behavioural and neural levels. 


Undergraduate Students:

Luke Atack – Lab manager
Abdulhai Aljaabary – Neuroscience Honours Thesis student
Maha Ali – Neurosciennce Honours Thesis student
Ava Liddell – Undergraduate research assistant
Andra Hrusca – Undergraduate research assistant
Rano Sharipova – Undergraduate research assistant


Joel Robitaille, PhD
Christine Salahub, PhD
Erin Bannister
Chae Bush
Leah Hughes
Angelena Macdonald
Arya Mendonca
Joey Capozza: Master of Arts – Counseling Psychology at Western University
Alexandria DiCosmio
Brenda DeWit
Mallory Duprey
Koah Ing
Chris Keightley
Keynen Lynett
Meghan Mair
Bill McVey
Maryam Mogawer
Naomi Molokwu
Megan Morningstar
Thomas Nelson: Lead data scientist at
Jon Pankow
Daniel Schutten
Nick Seelert: Co-founder & CTO at
Rachel Vonk: Master of Arts – Cognitive Neuroscience at Wilfrid Laurier University
Aaron Zwiep: Technical manager at Sanofi Pasteur Pharmaceuticals

(If you’re not on this list and should be…get in touch!)