Alec Solway Alec Solway

Lab Director

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Princeton University

Claire Kaplan Claire Kaplan

Graduate Student

Claire graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary. She is currently a 4th year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program working with Dr. Alec Solway in his Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab (CCNP). Her research utilizes a combination of neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, and advanced computational techniques to investigate neural circuit mechanisms and how these differ in psychiatric illnesses, such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

After graduating college, Claire moved to Taiwan for a year to study Mandarin-Chinese. She then worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health and at the Lieber Brain Institute for Brain Development at Johns Hopkins where her research explored the effective connectivity of key brain regions related to contextual learning and delusional beliefs in schizophrenia.

Yuqing Lei Yuqing Lei

Graduate Student

Yuqing graduated with a dual major in Neuroscience and Psychology and minor in Computer Science from Scripps College. She is a 1st-year doctoral student in Dr. Alec Solway’s lab. She is especially interested in translational research that closes the gap between the advanced cognitive neuroscience and clinical applications. Her work in undergrad focused on using cognitive modeling to understand the role of empathy in human cooperation. In addition, she has also worked on hyperscanning with EEG, looking at the neural correlates of interaction and role-switching.

Besides research, Yuqing also works on the promotion of international education, especially for disadvantaged students who lack information and extracurricular resources.

Zhen Lin Zhen Lin

Research Assistant / Lab Manager

Zhen received a B.S. in Research and Experimental Psychology and a B.A. in Music from the University of California, Davis. Her work in the lab centers around programming computer-based experiments, recruiting and running participants, and helping with data analysis. At UC Davis, her research focused on how attention and temporal expectancies affect different aspects of musical experience, and how children with 22q deletion syndrome interact with their families. Zhen enjoys reading, playing different musical instruments and singing classical songs.

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Rose Dever, Neurobiology and Physiology
Meagan Norton, Psychology/Pre-Law
Megan Papali, Biology
Ruth Woldemichael, Neurobiology and Physiology



Sukriti Ghosh, Bioengineering, Spring 2018
Ekansh Vinaik, Computer Science & Psychology, Spring 2018