Lee Ryan

Professor and Department Head
Associate Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Director, Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory
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Psychology 312B (Office)
Psychology 217B-C, G-H, & J-M (Labs)

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Research Interests: 

  • Neurological basis of memory and memory disorders, aging and memory, and risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Lane, R.D., Ryan, L., Nadel, L., and Greenberg, L. Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal, and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science. Behavorial Brain Science, 2015 Jan;38:e1.
  • Ryan, L., Cardoza, J.A., Barense, M.D., Kawa, K.H., Wallentin-Flores, J., Arnold, W.T., and Alexander, G.E. (2012). Age-related impairment in a complex object discrimination task that engages perirhinal cortex. Hippocampus22(10), 1978-89.
  • Ryan, L. and Walther, K. (2014).  White matter integrity in older females is altered by increased body fat. Obesity, 22(9), 2039-46.
  • Ryan, L., Walther, K., Bendlin, B.B., Lue L-F., Walker, D.G., & Glisky, E.L. (2011).  Age-related differences in white matter integrity measured by diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive function are related to APOE status.  NeuroImage, 54(2), 1565-77.
  • Ryan, L., Nadel, L., Keil, K., Putnam, K., Schnyer, D., Trouard, T., & Moscovitch, M. (2001).  Hippocampal complex and retrieval of recent and very remote autobiographical memories: Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging in neurologically intact people.  Hippocampus, 11: 707-714.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 502 - Principles of Neuroanatomy (2024)
  • PSY 528 - Cognitive Neuroscience: MRI Applications in Cognitive Neuroscience (2016)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 11/13/23


  • Ph.D. Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, University of British Columbia (1992)