Lab Members

Lab Director

Dylan D. Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Dylan Wagner joined the psychology faculty at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2014. He is also a member of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging and the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Science. He received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Dartmouth College with Todd Heatherton. His post-doctoral research was conducted in collaboration with James Haxby and Todd Heatherton. His research covers several topics related to person perception, social cognition, self-regulation and social neuroscience.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Robert Chavez, Ph.D.
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Robert Chavez graduated from Dartmouth College with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2015. His research investigates how brain regions work together to represent information about the self, other people, and the ways in which people differ from one another. More specifically, he is interested in how the structure and function of the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) contribute to these phenomena. The MPFC has been implicated in myriad cognitive and affective processes, from memory and reward to social cognition and self-representation. However, the details of how this large, complex brain region encodes and integrates information to give rise to these processes remain poorly understood. His research aims to address these issues using multimodal neuroimaging and statistical learning approaches.

Graduate Students

Timothy W. Broom

Timothy Broom received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 2011, and an M.A. in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University in 2016. His current research focuses primarily on narrative engagement from the perspectives of social cognitive neuroscience and social psychology. He is interested in how people engage with narratives and the consequences of this engagement; how these phenomena vary according to differences in individuals, situations, and narrative form/structure; and the neural correlates of such processes.

Eunbin Stephanie Kim

Eunbin Stephanie Kim graduated from Rutgers University- New Brunswick in 2012 with a BA in Psychology. Prior to joining the Wagner Lab, she worked in Dr. Mauricio Delgado’s Social and Affective Neuroscience lab. Stephanie is broadly interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying value processing, affect, and social behaviors. More specifically, she aims to research how evaluations of self-other mental and affective states influence complex social behaviors.

Allison Londerée

Allison Londerée graduated with B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness in 2015. She worked with Ruchika Prakash on her undergraduate thesis. Broadly, she seeks to analyze the impact of different lifestyle choices and perceptions on cognitive functioning using both behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods in healthy individuals and clinical populations.

Other than working in lab, Allison enjoys wine, hiking, playing board games, and exploring vegetarian cuisine!

Undergraduate Students

  • Kyle Kainec
  • Mayra E. Crotty
  • Shravan Thaploo