Congratulations graduate student, Meaghan Perdue on winning the 2020 Isabelle Y. LibermanAward!!
About the Isabelle Y. Liberman Award:
Isabelle Liberman, the late Professor of Educational Psychology at UConn, was a central figure in the cognitive science of reading. Her discoveries on the key role of phonology in reading and dyslexia influenced a generation of researchers and changed the way that reading is taught to children, from an emphasis on visual recognition of print to an emphasis on the relation between letters and their sounds. The Isabelle Liberman Award is intended to recognize and encourage young researchers who are investigating topics relating to Isabelle Liberman’s interests. The award is given to a UConn graduate student based on a research paper, as well as past academic achievement and demonstrated potential for future professional accomplishments. Students from any academic department at the University of Connecticut are eligible.
Perdue, M.V., Mednick, J., Pugh, K. & Landi, N. (in press). Gray matter structure is associated with reading skill in typically developing young readers.Cerebral Cortex.
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!
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.
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!