Graduate student Meaghan Perdue presented her work titled “Associationsbetweencortical surface structure and reading related skills” as a poster and poster slam blitz at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference in Helsinki, Finland, August 2019.
Hailey Kissner, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School and student research mentee in the LandiLab, earned 3rd place honors in Social and Clinical Psychology at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, White Plains, NY, for her project “Examining Morphological Associations of the Visual System Related to the Reading Ability of Young Children.” Congratulations, Hailey, on this outstanding achievement!
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.
A paper by Kayleigh and Nicole was recently accepted into Scientific Studies of Reading entitled “Category learning in Poor Comprehenders.” This study shows that poor comprehenders learn categories without any directed instruction have difficulty modifying learning strategies when directed instruction is provided.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN NEUROIMAGING (MRI and DTI)
The LandiLab (PI: Nicole Landi, PhD) at Haskins Laboratories (which is closely affiliated with Yale and the University of Connecticut) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow. This postdoc will join a project investigating the neurobiological basis (brain structure, genetics) of reading. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting and interpreting analyses of neuroimaging data (structural and diffusion imaging data). This position is part of a multi-site project (Haskins Laboratories, University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine) that is aggregating and analyzing neuroimaging and genotyping data from multiple locations to explore gene-brain-behavior relationships. Applicants must have a background conducting research using MRI. The ideal candidate will also have experience with diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and experience with advanced statistical analysis of imaging data (e.g. imaging-genetic analyses, Bayesian methods, machine learning). For details regarding required qualifications and application procedure, please visit this page.
The 3rd annual meeting of the New England Research on Dyslexia (NERDY) Society will be held on October 21st, 2017, at the University of Connecticut.
he New England Research Group on Dyslexia is an interdisciplinary community of researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy experts, whose work aims at elucidating the biological, including psychological, and social underpinnings of Developmental Dyslexia and related disorders with the objective of improving prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and social support (including legal, political, and public health) associated with this learning disability.
The NERDY community draws broadly from different academic settings (schools, universities, research institutes) in New England to bring together scholars with a common commitment both to empirical research and to multidisciplinary dialogue.