Cermak/Corkin
Postdoctoral Awards

In 2001, an annual award for outstanding postdoctoral researchers studying memory was established in the name of the founder of the society, Laird Cermak.

In 2017, this award was extended to also honor Suzanne Corkin and her legacy in championing women in science.

Each year, the postdocs selected to receive this award are invited to attend and present at the MDRS annual meeting.

Laird Cermak

1942-1999

Suzanne Corkin

1937-2016

Year

Cermak/Corkin Awardees

2022

Michael Peer

University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Russell Epstein

Nicole Varga

University of Texas at Austin
Advisor: Ali Preston

2021

Zoe Ngo

Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Advisor: Markus Werkle-Bergner

Kevin Madore

Stanford University
Advisor: Anthony Wagner

2020

Buddhika Bellana

Johns Hopkins University
Advisors: Janice Chen, Chris Honey

Alexa Tompary

University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Sharon Thompson-Schill

2019

James Antony

Princeton University
Advisor: Ken Norman

Elizabeth Goldfarb

Yale University
Advisor: Rajita Sinha

2018

David Clewett

New York University
Advisor: Lila Davachi

Jessica Robin

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Advisor: Rosanna Olsen

2017

Raphael Kaplan

University College London
Advisor: Karl Friston

Anna Schapiro

Harvard Medical School
Advisor: Bob Stickgold

2016

Matthias Gruber

University of California, Davis
Advisor: Charan Ranganath

Daniela Palombo

Boston University School of Medicine
Advisors: Mieke Verfaellie, Maggie Keane

2015

Aidan Horner

University College London
Advisor: Emrah Düzel

Maureen Ritchey

University of California, Davis
Advisors: Charan Ranganath, Andy Yonelinas

2014

Deepu Murty

New York University
Advisor: Lila Davachi

Rosanna Olsen

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Advisor: Jen Ryan

2013

Rosie Cowell

University of California San Diego
Advisor: Garrison Cottrell

Jordan Poppenk

Princeton University
Advisor: Ken Norman

2012

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock

Princeton University
Advisor: Ken Norman

Bernhard Staresina

University of Cambridge
Advisor: Rik Henson

2011

Eve Attali

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Advisor: Asaf Gilboa

Andrea Greve

University of Cambridge
Advisor: Rik Henson

2010

Elizabeth Chua

University of California, Davis
Advisor: Charan Ranganath

Elisa Ciaramelli

University of Bologna
Advisor: Morris Moscovitch

2009

Yael Shrager

Harvard University
Advisor: Randy Buckner

Joel Voss

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Ken Paller

2008

Rachel Diana

University of California, Davis
Advisors: Charan Ranganath, Andy Yonelinas

Melina Uncapher

Stanford University
Advisor: Anthony Wagner

2007

Debbie Hannula

University of California, Davis
Advisor: Charan Ranganath

Indre Viskontas

University of California, San Francisco
Advisor: Bruce Miller

2006

Donna Addis

Harvard University
Advisor: Dan Schacter

Florin Dolcos

Duke University
Advisor: Gregory McCarthy

Joel Quamme

Princeton University
Advisor: Ken Norman

2005

Adam Gazzaley

University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Mark D'Esposito

Dara Ghahremani

University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Russ Poldrack

Shayna Rosenbaum

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Advisor: Morris Moscovitch

2004

Kelly Giovanello

Harvard University
Advisor: Dan Schacter

2003

Brian Gonsalves

Stanford University
Advisor: Anthony Wagner

2002

Jon Simons

Harvard University
Advisor: Dan Schacter

2001

Charan Ranganath

University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Mark D'Esposito