Join the Lab

All interested students should review the lab syllabus here to learn about lab expectations, opportunities, and more.



Dr. Daugherty is currently accepting graduate student applications and lab rotations for Fall 2020. Students with an interest in aging, learning and memory, cognition, spatial navigation, and/or vascular and metabolic health are encouraged to apply.

For admission requirements and academic curriculum, please refer to the Department of Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, and/or Translational Neuroscience Program pages. For more information on specific research opportunities in the lab, please contact Dr. Daugherty (

For a list of example interview questions for prospective graduate students, click here.



Undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience in cognitive neuroscience are encouraged to volunteer in the lab. Research Technicians assist with data collection, data entry, participant recruitment, administration of cognitive assessments, MRI data processing, and other appropriate research duties as they arise. By volunteering in the lab, you will gain hands-on experience with the methods and procedures we use to implement these studies, with opportunities for you to lead study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Throughout training, the motivated student has an opportunity to earn certification and skill badges that represent their time and excellence in the lab. Volunteers should expect to put in around 10 hours of work per week. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and CV to

** There are currently no open Research Technician positions in the lab for Winter 2020. Please feel free to send the above materials to for future consideration. We will reach out to interested students who have sent in their information as positions become available. Thank you. **