Viola Störmer, Ph.D. - Viola is the head of the Multisensory Integration and Perception Lab. She received her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard working with Dr. George Alvarez and Dr. Patrick Cavanagh in the Harvard Vision LabViola's office at UC San Diego is in McGill Hall, Room 5314. You can email her at:

Frederik Geweke
Visiting master student from TU Dresden

Gina D'Andrea-Penna
Neuroscience rotation student

Kevin Sayed
Undergraduate researcher

Jamal Williams
Undergraduate researcher

Qingzi (Fanny) Zheng
Undergraduate researcher


The lab collaborates with the following people:

  • George Alvarez, Harvard University
  • Timothy Brady, UC San Diego
  • Patrick Cavanagh, Dartmouth University and Université Paris Descartes
  • Michael Cohen, MIT
  • Steven Hillyard, UC San Diego
  • Bria Long, Harvard University
  • John McDonald, Simon Fraser University
  • Claire Sergent, Université Paris Descartes