Graduate Students

UrsulaUrsula Saelzler

I graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology from Elon University, where I was a part of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Memory lab under the supervision of Dr. Amy Overman.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in studying how various hormones can influence brain structure and function. Specifically, I am planning to study the relationship between chronically elevated cortisol levels and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. I am also interested in studying the relationship between elevated cortisol levels, aging, and spatial cognition. Previously, I have been involved with research exploring the associative deficit in older adults through the use of congruent and incongruent audio-visual stimuli.

Outside of school, I enjoy playing rugby, and I am a member of the Georgia Tech Women’s Rugby Club. I also enjoy Crossfit, yoga, tennis, and arts and crafts.


Jimmy Zhong

I hail from Singapore and formerly completed my undergraduate and Master’s studies at the National University of Singapore. My scholarly pursuits revolve around the domains of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. My principal research interests concern spatial navigation, spatial cognition, and understanding individual differences in spatial processing (e.g., individual proclivities toward implementing different types of reference frames and navigation strategies). I am also an enthusiatic learner of chess cognition, metaphysics, and existentialism. Apart from studying, I am a former tournament chess player. I am more of a chess analyst right now but I welcome a chess challenge anytime!