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Research Positions

Stanford University                 Stanford, California                  September 2019 – present
       ·  Instructor

University of Washington                 Seattle, Washington                  January 2015 – August 2019
       ·  Post-doctoral Research Associate with Geoffrey Boynton, John Palmer, and Jason Yeatman

Humboldt University Berlin              Berlin, Germany                        January – November 2014
       ·  Post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Martin Rolfs at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. 


New York University                         New York City                           September 2013  
       ·  Doctor of Philosophy, Cognition & Perception
       ·  Dissertation: “Feature-based attention across the visual field.”
       ·  Advisor: Dr. Marisa Carrasco
The University of Sydney                 Sydney, Australia                      July 2008
       ·    Master of Science (by research), Psychology
       ·   Thesis: “The effects of variable neural delays on visual perception and visuomotor timing.”
       ·    Advisor: Dr. Alex Holcombe
Yale College                                     New Haven, Connecticut          May 2007
       ·    Bachelor of Arts (with distinction, summa cum laude), Cognitive Science
       ·    Thesis: “Inattentional blindness, object persistence, and foveal inhibition.”
       ·    Advisor: Dr. Brian Scholl.

Grants, Honors and Awards

  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99 EY029366), 2018-2020

  • National Eye Institute Postdoctoral Travel Grant, 2019

  • Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (F32 EY026785), 2016-2018

  • OPAM Travel Award, 2017

  • Humboldt University Talent Travel Award, 2017

  • University of Washington Vision Training Grant (T32 EY007031), 2015

  • Fulbright Scholar (to Australia), 2007

  • Summa Cum Laude, 2007

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Fall 2006

  • Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology

  • Richter Fellowship, Summer 2005

  • Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship, Summer 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of “How to Build a Visual System” at the University of Puget Sound, Spring 2018. I designed and co-taught this upper-level neuroscience class with two other postdocs.

  • Supervisor of students in Undergraduate Research in Psychology, University of Washington, 2015-2017.

  • Instructor for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2012

  • Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2011

  • Teaching Assistant for "Lab in Developmental Psychology," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2009.

  • Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2008

  • Lecturer in "Sensation and Perception," School of Psychology, University of Sydney, summer 2008.

  • Volunteer tutor for SAT preparation at PS1 in Manhattan and for high school biology at East Side Community High School, 2009-2011

Invited talks

  • “A bottleneck for visual word recognition in brain and behavior.” Stanford University, May 2019.

  • “A bottleneck for visual word recognition in brain and behavior.” U.C. Berkeley, March 2019.

  • “Capacity limits for word recognition in brain and behavior.” University of Iowa, October 2018.

  • "Can you recognize two words at once?" University of Potsdam, September 2017.

  • "Spatial and feature-based attention in visual perception.” University of Colorado, May 2014.

  • "The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” University of Potsdam, April 2014.

  • "The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” Humboldt University Berlin, April 2014.

  • "Visual Awareness and the Brain." New York City Atheists Association, July 2012.

Ad hoc reviews:

  • Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

  • Brain Sciences

  • Current Biology

  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Journal of Neurophysiology

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Psychophysics

  • Journal of Vision

  • Perception

  • PLoS One

  • Psychological Research

  • Psychological Science

  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

  • Scientific Reports

  • Vision Research

Other Research Experience & Training

  • European Summer School in Visual Neuroscience, Rauischholzhausen, Germany: 2012.

  • Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship: Summer 2006: Vision science research at the Yale Perception and Cognition Lab

  • Yuko Munakata, Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado: Summer 2005: research on infant cognition at the C.U. Cognitive Development Center

  • Yale Richter Fellowship: Summer 2005: Cognitive psychology research on rhesus macaques at the Cayo Santiago Field Station, Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico.