Laboratory Staff

Evan Myers

Evan graduated from Macalester College in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. He previously worked in Dr. Brooke Lea's Eye-Tracking Lab (iLab) and Dr. Anna Johnson's Development and Self-Regulation Lab at Macalester College. He worked in the Luciana Lab as project coordinator between 2015 and 2016. He has interests in Clinical, Developmental, and Health Psychology with a more specific interest in eating behaviors. Outside of the lab, Evan enjoys playing ping-pong, making pizza, and keeping up with the baseball analytics movement.

Duncan Cleveland

Duncan graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Olaf College in 2014. He is currently a Junior Scientist in charge of collecting MRI data from the lab’s participants as well as image data processing. His prior research experience at St. Olaf involved looking at the neural basis of navigation in rats, specifically the properties of head direction cells in awake versus anesthetized rats. Duncan is particularly interested in the neural basis of consciousness and internal thought mechanisms. Outside of the lab Duncan enjoys playing trivia and cheering on the Twins.

Emily Ewan

Junior Scientist

Gabriela (Gaby) Severiano

Gaby graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a BA in Spanish Studies and minors in Psychology and Biology. She completed pre-medicine courses at the university, and is currently applying to medical school. Gaby is a Junior Scientist who assists with the collection of MRI data and assists with data processing. Outside of the lab, Gabriela works as a Psychiatric Associate on the inpatient child and adolescent mental health units at the University of Minnesota Hospital, and volunteers on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at this hospital as well.

Ryan Muetzel

Ryan worked in our laboratory as an Assistant Scientist from 2003 to 2012. He was instrumental in establishing the imaging protocol for our current studies. He coordinated imaging data acquisition and preprocessing for many years. Ryan obtained BAs in Psychology and Biology from the University of Minnesota between 2000 and 2005. He obtained an MA in Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute in Health Science in 2014. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Ryan has continued to collaborate with our group and remains interested in brain imaging with longitudinal samples.

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