About Us

Welcome to the LandiLab. Our lab seeks to better understand typical and atypical reading and language development through the use of multiple cognitive neuroscience methodologies (MRI, EEG/ERP) and genetic analyses. Through this work we hope to identify causal mechanisms that contribute to the complex etiology of disorders such as dyslexia, specific comprehension impairment and specific language impairment. Please explore our website to learn more about our research and researchers.

Contact Us

Phone: 860.486.6796
Address: Bousfield A302
Department of Psychology
University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269-1020

Recent Publications

We have a new publication in Cerebral Cortex!

Dr. Landi and a team led by graduate student, Meaghan Perdue, have recently published a paper titled “Gray matter structure is associated with reading skill in typically developing young readers”. Check it out below! (PDFs can be downloaded for noncommercial purposes only. Copyright resides with the copyright holders and these documents should not be reposted […]

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SETBP1 is associated with reading-related skills

A paper investigating gene-brain-behavior relationships in children ages 5-12 was just published from the LandiLab. This paper shows that variation in SETBP1 is associated with reading-related behaviors as well as activation in the right inferior parietal lobule.

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Lab News

Katie Hooker named a 2020 Holster Scholar

Congratulations Katie Hooker, an undergraduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology and research mentee in the LandiLab, for being named a 2020 Holster Scholar! Her research proposal is titled: Investigating Reading and Language Phenotypes throughFOXP2 Genetic Variants. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!  

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LandiLab presents at SSSR in Toronto

Members of the LandiLab joined with members of the Gaab Lab at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading in Toronto, Canada to present a symposium on Neural correlates of early reading development, co-chaired by Dr. Landi and Dr. Gaab.

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