--Laboratory Members--

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Elizabeth A. Kensinger


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.A., Harvard University

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Holly Bowen

Ph.D., Ryerson University

B.A., Trent University

Jaclyn Hennessey Ford

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Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., The College of William and Mary


Christopher Madan

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Ph.D., University of Alberta

B.Sc., University of Alberta


Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni (and position following their time in CANLab)

Eric Allard (2010-14) - Asst. Professor of Psychology, Cleveland State University

Christina Leclerc (2006-10) - Asst. Professor of Psychology, SUNY Oswego

Anne Krendl (2010-12) - Asst. Professor of Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington

Katherine Mickley Steinmetz (2011-12) - Asst. Professor of Psychology, Wofford College




Current Graduate Students

Kelly Bennion

B.A., Middlebury College

M.A., Harvard School of Education

M.A., Boston College


Sarah Kark

B.S., Northeastern University


Graduate Student Alumni (and position following their time in CANLab)

Master's Program Students

Jonathan Romiti - Master's student (2007-2009) - law student at BC Law School

Laura Paige - Master's student (2012-2013) - Ph.D. student at Brandeis University

Jaclyn Portelli - Master's student (2009-2011) - research assistant at the Kessler Institute

Ph.D. Program Students

Alisha Holland - Ph.D. student (2007-2012) - postdoctoral fellow with Lila Davachi at NYU and Kevin Ochsner at Columbia

Brendan Murray - Ph.D. student (2008-2013) - scientific project manager in the private sector

Katherine Mickley Steinmetz - Ph.D. student (2006-2011) - Asst. Professor of Psychology at Wofford College

Jill Waring - Ph.D. student (2006-2011) - postdoctoral fellow with Amit Etkin at Stanford University

Current Research Staff

Haley DiBiase

B.A., Boston College


Sarah Scott

B.S., Bridgewater State University

Former Full-time Research Staff (and position following their time in CANLab)

Ranga Atapattu - laboratory manager (2008-2010) - teacher at Roxbury Prep, Boston, MA

Keely Muscatell - laboratory manager (2006-2008) - Ph.D. student in Psychology at UCLA

Katherine Schmidt - research assistant (2009-2010) - nursing student at University of Pennsylvania

Jenny Wong - research assistant (2010-2011) - Ph.D. student in Psychology at UT Dallas

Halle Zucker - research assistant (2010-2013) - Ph.D. student in Psychology at UC Davis

John Morris - research assistant (2011-2014) - medical school at Michigan State University



If you're interested in joining our laboratory as an undergraduate research assistant, please fill out the online application

We do not always have openings, but we will be sure to keep your application on file.




Michael Anderson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Donna Rose Addis, University of Auckland

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Northeastern University

Suzanne Corkin, MIT

Kelly Giovanello, UNC

Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University

Jessica Payne, Notre Dame

Benton Pierce, Texas A&M Commerce

Suparna Rajaram, SUNY Stonybrook

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, University of Michigan

Daniel Schacter, Harvard University

Robert Stickgold, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Maya Tamir, Boston College and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Robert Waldinger, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital