Lab Members

Lab Director

Dylan D. Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Email | Faculty Page | Google Scholar | CV
Dylan Wagner is an Associate Professor of Psychology The Ohio State University. He is also a member of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging and the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Science and a core faculty of the newly formed cognitive neuroscience program. His research covers several topics related to person perception, social cognition, self-regulation and social cognitive neuroscience.

Graduate Students

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 | Personal Website
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.

Rani Bawa | Email
Rani graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in neuroscience, minoring in dance and clinical psychology, in the spring 2021. Her undergraduate research focused on the concept of familiarity, integrating research in the fields of perception, emotion, and music. Rani is broadly interested in connecting behavioral evidence with neural correlates of perception, and how perception can be influenced by perspective, familiarity level to target objects or people, and other framing effects. She is interested in looking at interdisciplinary implications of this regarding (but not limited to!) impression formation, politics, health psychology, and consumer behavior.

Eunjee Ko | Email
Eunjee Ko graduated from Seoul National University in 2020 with B.A. in Psychology and Information Science & Culture, minoring in Brain-Mind-Behavior. She received M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Seoul National University in 2022. Eunjee is broadly interested in how prior experiences related with social inequality influence people’s social cognition and behaviors, and how this relationship is represented in the brain. She also aims to study ways to improve well-being of people and society taking interdisciplinary approach combining methodologies from traditional social psychology, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction.

Huanqing Wang | Email Personal Website
Huanqing graduated from Beijing Normal University with a B.S. in Psychology, minoring in Computer Science in 2019. Before joining the lab, she worked in Dr. Yin Wang’s Multimodal Social Neuroscience Lab. She is interested in investigating social interaction perception and individual differences in perception, from both behavioral level and brain level. She is also interested in using naturalistic stimuli and machine-learning methods to explore the social world.

Dan Zhu | Email
Dan Zhu graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Psychology in 2019. Before joining the lab, she worked with Dr. Gui Xue on working memory and cognitive functions at Beijing Normal University, China. Dan is generally interested in the neural mechanism of social decision-making and how social perception can be influenced by self-other similarity. More specifically, she looks at how different aspects of self-other similarity play a role in friendship and social closeness.

Undergraduate Students

  • Caroline Watts
  • Luke Ritter
  • Alicia Burgei
  • Jyothika Yermal
  • Flora Blandl
  • Jonathan Culler
  • Katie Donovan
  • Ashley Glass
  • Luke Hamrock
  • Qamar Mohamoud
  • Mahrukh Naqvi
  • Simon Ren

Lab Alumni

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

Timothy W. Broom Post-doctroal Fellow, Dartmouth College | 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. Tim’s research investigates how social information is represented in the brain as well as the neural correlates of narrative experiences. He is interested in how neural representations of others might change depending on factors like motivation and context, as well as how the structure of these representations might be different across different people.

Elliot Ping
Elliot Ping graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2020. She was a lab manager from 2020-2022. Elliot is interested in information processing and decision-making across the lifespan, especially in digital contexts where science- and health-related content meets political polarization and mis/disinformation. She is currently studying law at Yale University.