The N.E.R.D. Lab is excited to welcome three new Ph.D. students in Fall 2018!
Sarah Hughes Berheim comes from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Biology. During her time there, Sarah conducted research in the Behavioral Genetics and Neuroimaging for Language, Literacy, and Learning Laboratories and worked at the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center. At UA, Sarah is interested in investigating the neural substrates of reading and dyslexia and contributing to the development of evidence-based interventions to assist struggling readers.
Cailee Nelson comes from New Mexico State University, where she majored in Psychology. During her time there, Cailee conducted EEG research during the summer and the academic year. At UA, Cailee is interested in investigating the neural substrates of atypical gesture-speech integration and social cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and contributing to the development of evidence-based interventions to alleviate the social and academic impacts of ASD.
Jacob Feiler comes from the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus, where he is completing a M.S. in Modern Human Anatomy. Previously, Jacob completed a post-baccalaureate degree in Pre-Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Richmond. During his M.S., Jacob has used fMRI to investigate sensory processing and has authored a review paper on educational psychology. At UA, Jacob is interested in investigating the neural substrates of mathematical and language processing and contributing to the development of evidence-based interventions to improve classroom learning in these domains.
We look forward to working with Sarah, Cailee, and Jacob next year as the newest N.E.R.D.s. Welcome to the Ed Neuro Initiative at UA and Roll Tide!