Lab Members

Lab Director

Dylan D. Wagner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology | email | Faculty page | google scholar | cv

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. His research covers several topics related to person perception, social cognition, self-regulation and social cognitive neuroscience.

Graduate Students

Timothy W. Broom | email

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 | email

Eunbin Stephanie Kim graduated from Rutgers University- New Brunswick in 2012 with a B.A. 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 | email

Allison Londerée graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2015. Prior to joining the lab, she worked with Dr. Ruchika Prakash in the Clinical Neuroscience Lab. Broadly, she seeks to examine the intersection between cognitive control and affective processes and how these processes impact motivation, reward and self-control in day-to-day life. Ultimately, she plans to elucidate neural markers that can characterize individual differences in behavioral function.

Lab Manager/Project Coordinator

Zoey Butka | email

Zoey Butka is a research assistant in the CCS Lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) from Youngstown State University in 2017. During her undergraduate career, she served as a research assistant to Dr. Michael Raulin, where she led research on the topic of critical thinking and the learning environment. She also served as a research assistant at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the summer of 2016, and was also an intern at the Doris Burdman Home in 2015. Her interests predominately lie within forensic populations, and she hopes to receive higher education in order to pursue a professional career in the field.

Undergraduate Students

  • Nicole Chain
  • Samantha Oberdier
  • Shravan Thaploo

Lab Alumni

Robert Chavez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Oregon | Website

Robert Chavez graduated from Dartmouth College with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2015 and was a post-doc in the lab from 2015-2017. He is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. 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.