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Anthony D. Wagner, Ph.D.

Wagner (PhD '97, Stanford) is a Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He is on the board of Stanford's Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, is a contributor to the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society, and is a faculty affiliate of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Symbolic Systems Program, Human Biology Program, and Stanford Center on Longevity. His research focuses on the psychology and neurobiology of learning, memory, and executive function in young and older adults. In addition to his basic science and translational work, he examines the implications of neuroscience for law (including as a member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Law and Neuroscience) and the relationship between multitasking and cognition. He is a Reviewing Editor at Cerebral Cortex and serves on several other editorial boards.

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Postdoctoral Fellows

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Kevin Madore, Ph.D.

Madore (PhD '17, Harvard) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wagner Lab. He is interested in neurocognitive interactions among goal states, attention, and memory in young and older adults. He uses a combination of behavioral, eyetracking (pupillometry), and neural (fMRI, EEG, concurrent EEG-fMRI, TMS) methodsHe is the recipient of a NRSA F32 sponsored by NIA/NIH.

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Tammy Tran, Ph.D.

Tammy (PhD ’19, Johns Hopkins) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wagner Lab. Tammy is interested in examining the neural mechanisms underlying memory encoding in young adults and how these processes may change in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She uses a combination of behavioral experiments as well as high-resolution structural and functional neuroimaging to answer these questions as part of the Stanford Aging and Memory Study.

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Ali Trelle, Ph.D.

Ali (PhD '16, Cambridge) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wagner Lab. She is interested in the neural mechanisms supporting episodic memory, and how these are affected by aging and Alzheimer's disease. Ali leads the Stanford Aging and Memory Study, a large-scale longitudinal project examining individual differences in episodic memory in older adults. Her research combines structural and functional MRI, PET imaging, and analysis of molecular and genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.


Graduate Students

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Tyler Bonnen

After transferring from Miami-Dade Community College, Tyler studied chemistry and comparative literature at Columbia University. He went on to research fellowships in the Max-Planck Institute in Leipzig, and then in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. In the Stanford Memory Lab, he uses biologically plausible computational models, neural data, and animal behavior, in order to formalize the relationship between perception and memory. Tyler is an NSF Graduate Student Research Fellow co-advised by Anthony Wagner and Daniel Yamins.


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Corey Fernandez

Corey (B.A. ’12, Columbia) is a Neuroscience PhD Student in the Wagner Lab. She is interested in the processes that organize memory representations into ‘cognitive maps’ that guide future behavior. Her work in the lab combines fMRI, virtual reality navigation tasks, and neural pattern similarity analyses to examine how we integrate new experiences with existing memory representations and flexibly update our knowledge across learning. Corey is a Regina Casper Graduate Research Fellow.  


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Marc Harrison

Marc (B.S. ’14 Cornell) is a Psychology PhD student in the Wagner Lab. He is interested in healthy older adults' ability to encode and retrieve episodic memories. Specifically, he is investigating if individual differences in memory for older adults can be explained through altered encoding and cognitive control neural mechanisms. His work leverages neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and multivariate statistical analysis. 


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Shaw Hsu

Shaw (B.A. ’15, UC Berkeley) is a Biophysics PhD student in the Wagner Lab. He is interested in memory processes and their interactions with selective attention. His work uses a combination of behavioral, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological methods. 


Douglas Miller

Douglas (B.A. ’17 UC Davis) is a Psychology PhD student in the Wagner Lab. He is interested in understanding how attentional states affect learning and subsequent memory strength. His work leverages a combination of behavioral, and neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods.


Research Staff

Julia Rathmann-Bloch

Julia Rathmann-Bloch (B.S. '21, Stanford) is a research coordinator in the Wagner lab. Her undergraduate honors research employed multivariate fMRI analyses to identify and characterize memory representations during learning in an immersive navigational environment. Using cognitive neuroscience methods, she aims to study how memory shapes experience.