Dr. Cuevas is an associate professor of psychological sciences and Director of the C.A.P. Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2009. Dr. Cuevas completed postdoctoral work in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Virginia Tech prior to joining the faculty of the University of Connecticut in 2012. Her research program examines the development of basic and higher-order cognitive processes throughout infancy and early childhood, including brain-behavior associations. Dr. Cuevas enjoys spending time with her infant daughter as she gets to witness "development in action" on a daily basis!
Lauren Bryant, M.S.
Lauren is a fifth-year graduate student at University of Connecticut, pursuing a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. She completed her double major in Psychology and Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University in 2013, and received her Master's of Science in Psychology at UConn in 2016. As a graduate research assistant, Lauren is involved in many aspects of the C.A.P. Lab, such as data collection and coding. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on executive functions and reward sensitivity during early childhood.
Dilsara Liyanage, B.A.
Dilsara is a graduate student at the University of New Haven, pursing a M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology. She majored in Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut and has been a member of the C.A.P. Lab since summer 2016. Dil's undergraduate research projects on the EEG mu rhythm during infancy and early childhood were supported by multiple sources, including the PCLB Psychological Science Undergraduate Research Grant and the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award. Dil is involved in most aspects of the C.A.P. Lab, including scheduling, data collection, and data coding.
Christina is an undergraduate senior at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. She joined the lab in the Fall semester of 2018 as a research assistant. Christina will be graduating with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences in 2019. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a career in art therapy.
Jiongnan is a junior undergraduate student at UConn, Storrs. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychological Sciences and is on a Pre-Medical track. Jiongnan joined the lab in Fall semester of 2018 as a research assistant for Lauren Bryant’s dissertation project on motivation and cognition during early childhood. She eventually hopes to go to medical school to become a physician.
Julie is a junior majoring in Psychology. After getting her undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut, she plans on going to graduate school. She is currently involved in several C.A.P. Lab studies, including Lauren Bryant’s dissertation project, and assists in data collection and coding. Research for the C.A.P Lab is helping her explore her options and learn more about what psychology has to offer her!
Nicholas is a senior at the University of Connecticut. He has an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and will receive a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Nicholas intends to pursue Clinical Psychology after undergraduate studies. This field of psychology became of interest to him after losing his grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease. Since then he has wondered about diagnoses and disorders. He works in several C.A.P. Lab studies, including Lauren Bryant’s dissertation project on inhibitory control during early childhood. Nicholas wants to use the experience from research opportunities to develop his own line of research one day.
Cassie is a junior undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. She is majoring in Psychological Sciences with a research focus and plans to attend graduate school in Psychological Sciences after receiving her Bachelor's Degree. Cassie is involved in several C.A.P. Lab projects, including Lauren Bryant’s dissertation study, and assists with data collection and coding. She hopes to pursue a career in either psychotherapy or psychopathology.