Lab Director

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Carly Leonard

Assistant Professor
Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Colorado Denver. As an undergraduate, she attended Rutgers University, with a double-major in Psychology and Economics, and a minor in Cognitive Science. She then received a Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, and conducted postdoctoral work at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. She arrived at CU Denver in...

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Ryan Ringer

Dr. Ringer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. He completed his undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) degrees in Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University with Dr. Lester Loschky. Most recently, Dr. Ringer worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Human Factors at Wichita State University with Dr. Rui Ni, as part of the CNAP (Center for Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity), an...

Research Assistants

Karen Basaves

Psychology Department
Karen Basaves is a second year Psychology major with a minor in Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience. She is working towards Medical School. As it is her first semester with the lab, she is focused on acquainting herself with research design, research training, and integrative vision concepts in the laboratory. She loves learning about how things work and is excited to engage with the research in the lab.
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Cameron Crowe

Psychology Department
My name is Cameron Crowe and I am a recent transfer student from Community College of Denver. I am working towards a B.S in Psychology with future aspirations of graduate school. I have a broad range of research interests as well as a passion for clinical work

Zaria Ewing

Hello, my name is Zaria Ewing studying towards a BA in psychology. I am marveled by many interests, including computer science, international relations, and cognitive science, all of which I aim to synthesize into human-computer interaction as a graduate student soon. In the meantime, between classes, you can find me perched near a tree reading about philosophy (theory of mind/epistemology as of current) always in search of new ideas.
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Dylan Kammerzel

Psychology Department
My Name is Dylan Kammerzell. I am a senior at CU Denver soon to get my B.S. in psychology. I intend to use that degree for research and aim for graduate school. My interests in research are very wide, spanning from behavioral to neural.

Clayton Ridder

Hi name is Clayton Ridder and I am a fourth year Physics major. Alongside the Laboratory for Integrative Vision, I also work in the Geophysical Archeology Lab here at CU Denver. Besides research, I teach introductory experimental labs for the physics department. After undergrad, I plan on pursuing Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience in grad school. Outside of school I am a massive science fiction and philosophy buff, and I love to...
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Liza Shokhrin

Psychology Department
My name is Liza Shokhrin and I am working on my BA in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Relations. I hope to get my PhD in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Child Psychology and work as a Child Psychologist in the future. My first language is Russian, and I am a Colorado native. Some of my hobbies include skiing, traveling, reading, crocheting, spending time with...