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Lab Members

Meet the lab!

Principal Investigator

The lamp lab is directed by Dr. Jeffrey Wammes. Jeff received his B.A. from Western University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo. He then moved on to complete an NSERC and a Banting SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. He joined the faculty at Queen's University in 2020, in the Department of Psychology and Centre for Neuroscience Studies.

Graduate Students

Recruiting for Fall 2022

Shaela Jalava
3rd yr Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience

Shae completed her B.A. at the University of Calgary and her M.A. at Carleton University, specializing in eyewitness memory. She is interested in how memory is impacted during periods of mind wandering and the potential consequences of such attention lapses on memory quality.

Youssef Ali
2nd yr M.Sc., Cognitive Neuroscience

I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2019, with a B.Sc. in Neuroscience. I'd like to explore the interface between cortical activation patterns and cognition. Specifically, I'd like to understand competition mechanisms in memory, and their implications for people with related cognitive disorders.

Undergraduate Students

Interested in getting involved?

Keanna Rowchan
4th yr, Psychology (BAH)

Hi! I am in my fourth year at Queen’s majoring in psychology and am joining the lab as a thesis student this year. I will be exploring drawing and its impact on memory. In my spare time I like to paint, garden, and play volleyball!

Silvia Zhou
4th yr, Psychology

Hi everyone! My name is Silvia Shiwei Zhou (she/her). I am now in my last year at Queen's University with a major in psychology and a minor in economics. I am passionate about all areas of psychology, particularly clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology. I have a variety of hobbies, including painting, listening to music, playing guitar, dancing, as well as exploring nature.

Research Support Staff

Gary Guo
1st year, MSc (School of Computing)
Hi! I am in my first year of Master of Computer Science and working on memory and learning-related project that utilizes machine learning and deep learning. In my spare time I like to play video games, watch TV shows and have fun with my friends.


Undergraduate Thesis Students
Gabriel Elias (2020-2021)
Selena Breithaupt (2020-2021)
Research Support Staff
Majid Babaei (2020-2022)