Allyson Mackey, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Jasmine Forde
Research Coordinator
B.S., Neuroscience and Psychology, Temple University


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Anne Park
Graduate Student, Psychology
B.A., Psychology and Biological Sciences, Cornell University


Ursula Tooley
Graduate Student, Neuroscience
B.S., Neuroscience, University of Arizona

Undergraduate Research Assistants
Jessica George
Gerardo Velasquez
Ava Cruz
Samantha Ferleger
Quentin Wedderburn
Abigail Katz
Nadine Eltoukhy


Past Research Assistants
Anna Meaney
Connor Kendzora
Andrea Gomez
Aparna Ramanujam
Leah Sorcher
Alexis Broussard
Sydney Robinson

Past Research Staff
Katrina Simon
Daniel Southwick

We are currently looking for undergraduate students who would like to join our team, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, please e-mail Allyson Mackey at

Current Opening:
Professors Emily Cooper (Dartmouth College) and Allyson Mackey (Univ. of Pennsylvania) are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on perceptual and cognitive neuroplasticity in humans. Click here for more information.