Lab Home

Welcome to the home page of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at USciences.  The site describes ongoing research related to neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience at USciences.  This includes our clinical neuropsychological research associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and heart failure as well as basic research on human cognition and cognitive electrophysiology.
Lab People

Stephen Moelter, Ph.D.
Dr. Moelter has been studying brain function and dysfunction since 1991 when he was an undergraduate research assistant in a visual neuroscience laboratory at Penn State University. Dr. Moelter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Drexel University and completed pre and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Moelter came to USciences in 2002 and teaches neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of psychology.  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the VA Stars and Stripes Healthcare Network have supported his research.  Dr. Moelter is currently Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology and the University Honors Program.  Prior to investigating brain function, Dr. Moelter studied east-coast skateboarding and was sponsored by SHUT Skates, Spitfire Wheels, and Thunder Truck Co.

Lauren Mace, B.A., Health Psychology Graduate Student
Lauren is a Master's student currently working on finishing her thesis.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Drexel University where she studied Psychology. Her research interests include studying biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease, including the neuropsychological profiles of early cognitive decline. Lauren's thesis work is using the database of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to investigate the association between biomarkers of AD and serial position effects in healthy older adults. Upon graduation she plans to attend a Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology. 




Sara McHugh-Grant, B.A, Health Psychology Graduate Student
Sara is a Master's student currently working on finishing her thesis.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Penn State University where she studied Psychology. Her research interests include understanding how sleep hygiene is associated with cognitive performance and brain electrophysiology. Sara manages the EEG-ERP laboratory at USciences and works at the University of Pennsylvania Sleep Center.  Upon graduation she plans to attend a Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology. 

Kelly Cuccolo, Psychology Major
Darren Friedman, Psychology Major
Brianna Ligotski, Psychology Minor (Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Student)
Ciara Nestor, Psychology Major
Saumya Valasareddi, Psychology Minor (Biomedical Sciences Major)