Craig Abbey

Researcher

Vision and Image Understanding Lab
Nicole Alea Albada

Assistant Teaching Professor

Sakura Arai

Graduate Student

Greg Ashby

Distinguished Professor

Professor Ashby is interested in the basic cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate human learning. His approach combines experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and mathematical modeling. Dynamical Neuroscience
Whitney Ater

Research Participation Pool Coordinator

Oversees Research Participation Pool for researchers use. Oversees front office, distributes mails, manages copy account codes and provides back up to Financial Area. Manages Letters of Recommendation Service.

Viktoriya Babenko

Graduate Student

Stephen Baumgart

Research Associate

Alisa Bedrov

Graduate Student

Robert Bernstein

Research Fellow

Michael Beyeler

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department, Dynamical Neuroscience
Jim Blascovich

Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Research Professor

Christina Boardman

Visiting Researcher

Chelsea Brown

Graduate Student

Tom Bullock

Postdoctoral Researcher

Attention Lab
Karla Burris

Undergraduate Advisor

Manages Undergraduate Advising.  Provides administrative assistance for pre-major and full major courses. Edits and reviews student schedules. Presents at informational workshops and participates in campus tabling events.

Puneeth Chakravarthula

Graduate Student

Leo Jimenez Chavez

Graduate Student

Jose Chavira

Lab Manager

Roxie Chuang

Graduate Student

Nancy Collins

Professor

Daniel Conroy-Beam

Assistant Professor

Dan uses an evolutionary perspective to examine human mating psychology. He combines computer simulations with studies of real couples to help understand the nature of mate preferences, mate choice, and romantic relationships.
Leda Cosmides

Distinguished Professor

Dipanjana Das

Graduate Student

Neil Dundon

Postdoctoral Researcher

Courtney Durdle

Graduate Student

Miguel Eckstein

Professor

Aaron Ettenberg

Distinguished Professor

Behavioral, pharmacological and physiological manipulations are combined in attempts to understand the nature of the brain mechanisms subserving the reinforcing effects of food, water, sex and psychoactive drugs.
Sierra Feasel

Graduate Student

John Foley

Professor Emeritus/Research Professor

Alan Fridlund

Associate Professor

Shelly Gable

Professor

Diego Padilla Garcia

Graduate Student

Jordan Garrett

Graduate Student

Michael Gazzaniga

Distinguished Professor

Benjamin Gelbart

Graduate Stedent

Tamsin German

Professor

Julian Gerson

Graduate Student

W. Connor Gibbs

Graduate Student

Barry Giesbrecht

Professor and Vice-Chair

1) To understand the neural mechanisms of cognitive priority control in attention and working memory. 2) To understand the impact of global physiological states on cognition. 3) To use brain activity to decode cognitive states and augment performance. Dynamical Neuroscience
Michael Goard

Assistant Professor

Scott Grafton

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Grafton supports an interdisciplinary research program at the interface of learning theory, the organization of skilled action, network science, and multimodal brain imaging.
Madeleine Gross

Graduate Student

Jackie Grossberg

Academic Personnel Manager

Oversees faculty personnel cases including merits and promotions and appointments. Manages faculty recruitment, Kronos Timecards and Payroll. Hires new visiting researchers and other visitors. 

Peri Gunalp

Graduate Student

Goirik Gupta

Graduate Student

John Hajda

Associate Director, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind

Coordinates Sage Center Lecture Series. Oversees the Junior Research Fellowship post-doctoral program. Promotes the public image of the Sage Center. Works in with the Chair and faculty of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Dynamical Neuroscience to promote the program and find and apply for funding sources.

David Hamilton

Distinguished Professor Emeritus / Research Professor

Nicole Han

Graduate Student

Paige Harris

Graduate Student

Maggie Hayes

Brain Imaging Center Administrative Assistant

Manages scheduling, billing, and safety training.

Carol He

Graduate Student

Mary Hegarty

Professor

Kallie Hill

Financial Coordinator

Manages departmental financial affairs including departmental budget and extra mural funds. Processes payroll for departmental personnel. Administers Contracts and Grants including proposal preparation.

Melissa Hingorani

Graduate Student

Kevin Honeywell

Graduate Student

Youngki Hong

Graduate Student

Laura Huerta Sanchez

Graduate Student

Elliott Ihm

Graduate Student

Joe Jablonski

Development Engineer

Manages departmental machine shop. Fabricates and repairs equipment. Oversees shipping and receiving and departmental key assignments. Manages departmental equipment inventory.

Emily Jacobs

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jacobs' research pairs endocrinology and brain imaging techniques to determine the impact of sex steroid hormones on brain morphology and function.
Jerry Jacobs

Research Professor, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

The biological basis of mammalian (especially, primate) color vision and its evolution.
Skirmantas Janusonis

Associate Professor

Dr. Janusonis studies serotonergic and other stochastic axon systems, with a focus on comparative neurobiology and computational neuroscience.
Amanda Kaczmarek

Graduate Student

Ron Keiflin

Assistant Professor

Our lab studies the neurobehavioral basis of associative learning and decision-making (adaptive and maladaptive). We use sophisticated behavioral tasks in rodents, in combination with modern tools to monitor and manipulate neural activity.
Jayne Kelly

Assistant to the Director, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind

Provides program office management and related support for the Sage Center. Coordinates administrative functions for the Center including programmatic, financial, and public events such as workshops and conferences. Initiates and implements administrative procedures in accordance with agency, University, Federal, and State policies and regulations.

Heejung Kim

Professor

Heejung Kim investigates cultural influences on psychological processes, and their implications for important real life outcomes, such as health, education, immigration, and policy support.
Tod Kippin

Professor

Devi Klein

Graduate Student

Stan Klein

Professor

Paul Kovacs

Graduate Student

Miguel Lago

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kelvin Lam

Graduate Student

Regina Lapate

Assistant Professor (Starting July 1, 2020)

Dr. Lapate investigates the mechanisms and neural circuitry underlying emotional processing, awareness, and emotion regulation. Her multi-modal approach includes recordings of peripheral physiology, brain imaging, and non-invasive brain stimulation.
Smaranda Lawrie

Graduate Student

Alyssa Lawson

Graduate Student

Evan Layher

Graduate Student

Diane Lee

Graduate Student

Suyi Leong

Graduate Student

Sara Leslie

Graduate Student

Zoe Liberman

Assistant Professor

Zoe Liberman studies infants and children to learn about the origins and developmental trajectory of humans' understanding of the social world. Her research is at the intersection of developmental and social psychology.
Katherine Lowe

Graduate Advisor

Coordinates recruitment, admissions and orientation for incoming graduate students. Responsible for all aspects of employment of graduate students. Provides advising to graduate students. Maintains graduate databases.

Thomas Lowrie

Visiting Scholar

Diane Mackie

Professor

Research in the Social Evaluations and Emotions lab focuses on the evaluations, emotions, attitudes, and norms that arise from social group membership and underpin a wide range of phenomena in intergroup relations and social influence.
Mary MacLean

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alan Macy

Research Fellow

Brenda Major

Distinguished Professor

Impact of perceived ethnic, gender, and weight-based stigma and discrimination on psychological stress, health behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. Resilience. Impact of diversity, diversity policies, and anti-bias norms on intergroup relations.
Richard Mayer

Distinguished Professor

educational psychology, cognitive psychology, multimedia learning, online learning, computer-based instruction, learning with games and virtual reality, learning strategies and study skills, science and mathematics education, animated pedagogical agents
Kasie Mays

Graduate Student

Christopher McFerron

Student Affairs Manager

Manages Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs Offices. Provides advising to students, prepares schedule of courses for academic year including summer session. Prepares TA assignments.

Hossein Mehrzadfar

Graduate Student

Mei Mei

Graduate Student

Mario Mendoza

MRI Research Technologist

Manages the operation and maintenance of the ultra high-field MRI scanner at the UCSB Brain Imaging Center. Coordinates research procedures for investigators, oversees all imaging protocols including troubleshooting and planning and initiates new techniques as prescribed by the Director. Provides scanner operator and safety training for graduate students, post-docs, faculty and staff.

Spencer Mermelstein

Graduate Student

Michael Miller

Professor and Chair

Anne Milner

Graduate Student

Selina Mixner

Graduate Student

Michael Mrazek

Project Scientist

Alissa Mrazek

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anudhi Munasinghe

Graduate Student

Shravan Murlidaran

Graduate Student

Lauren Ortosky

Graduate Student

Viki Papadakis

Graduate Student

Jocelyn Parong

Graduate Student

Sophie Peterson

Graduate Student

Hector Ponce

Visiting Scholar

Lynne Pritchard

Business Officer

Oversees and manages all departmental functions. Provides direction and support to faculty and staff regarding space, budget, equipment, lab renovation student affairs, curriculum plans, facilities management, and special projects.

Laura Pritschet

Graduate Student

John Protzko

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mari Purpura

Graduate Student

Tadeg Quillien

Graduate Student

Kyle Ratner

Assistant Professor

Kyle Ratner investigates face processing in an intergroup context and the consequences of social perception for mental and physical health. His research uses theories and methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience (e.g., fMRI, EEG).
Ben Reese

Professor

Neuroscience Research Institute
Russ Revlin

Research Professor, Associate Professor Emeritus

Amanda Rives

Undergraduate Advisor

Manages Undergraduate Advising.  Provides administrative assistance for pre-major and full major courses. Edits and reviews student schedules. Presents at informational workshops and participates in campus tabling events.

James Roney

Professor

Rammy Salem

Graduate Student

Tyler Santander

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jonathan Schooler

Professor

The Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential
Samantha Scudder

Postdoctoral Researcher

David Sherman

Professor

Michelle Shteyn

Graduate Student

Kevin Sit

Graduate Student

Payton Small

Graduate Student

Ikuko Smith

Assistant Professor

Jacek Smits

Computer / Network Technician

Oversees and coordinates departmental IT Services including managing the help desk and setting of priorities. Responsible for long range planning of all IT Services. Liaison for campus IT.

Thomas Sprague

Assistant Professor

My work uses computational methods applied to noninvasive human neuroimaging (fMRI; EEG) to understand how neural processing of visual information changes across manipulations of attention, working memory, and eye movements.
Jack Strelich

Graduate Student

Andy Stull

Project Scientist

Karen Szumlinski

Professor

Dr. Szumlinski’s major research interest concerns the biochemical mechanisms underlying the changes in brain and behavior produced by chronic exposure to drugs of abuse.
Caitlin Taylor

Postdoctoral Fellow

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Jacobs Lab, Caitlin uses MRI to investigate the effects of oral contraceptive use on the brain, as well to study the effects of sex hormones on the hippocampus.
Daniel Thayer

Graduate Student

Barbara Thayer

Lecturer

Michelle Tibbitts

Purchasing Coordinator, Financial Analyst

Prepares travel vouchers, purchase orders and tracks invoices. Provides low value numbers as needed. Provides assistance and back up to staff in Financial Area. Assists Academic Personnel Coordinator with personnel cases and faculty recruitment.

Katy Walter

Graduate Student

Yi-Wen Wang

Graduate Student

Ashleigh Wells

Graduate Student

Vanessa Woods

Assistant Teaching Professor

Delancey Wu

Graduate Student

Vinnie Wu

Graduate Student

Shuying Yu

Graduate Student

Hongbo Yu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yu combines behavioral experiments, neuroscience and computational modeling to understand the relationship between emotion (e.g., guilt, gratitude) and morality and their neural representations.
Claire Zedelius

Assistant Project Scientist

Shane Zheng

Desktop Support

Provides desktop and user support for the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.