Research in the Hwang lab focuses on the cognitive and neural dynamics of cognitive control. You can learn more about our work by reading the research page or publications. We are affilated with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and the Cognitive Control Collaborative, a "superlab" initative that brings together researchers that share a common interest in cognitive control.

We are located at 355W PBSB, 340 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Our research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

Open positions

  • We have a postdoc position available. More details here.
    If interested please email a cover letter and CV to Kai.

  • Lab Members

    Kai Hwang, Ph.D. Lab Director
    Email: kai-hwang@uiowa.edu

    Carrie Shea, Clinical Research Assistant
    Hannah Morrow, Lab Manager
    Mengxing Liu, Visiting Postdoc, Halassa Lab @ Tufts
    Neha Nagarkar, Undergraduate RA, ICRU Fellow
    Ray Gonzalez, Scientific Programmer
    Stephanie Leach, Ph.D. Student, Psychological and Brain Sciences
    Xitong Chen, Ph.D. Student, Psychological and Brain Sciences


    Juniper Hollis, lab manager, 2020-2022, afterwards: research associate, radiology, UIHC.
    Dillan Cellier, lab manager 2018-2020, afterwards: graduate student at UCSD.
    Evan Sorenson, scientific programmer 2020-2022, afterwards: software engineer.