I-LABS Alumni Scientists

We are proud that these people have all spent time at I-LABS and have now moved to take important positions in the field elsewhere.
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Jennifer Amsterlaw, Ph.D.

Dr. Amsterlaw was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. Before coming to the Institute, she earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Michigan with Henry Wellman. Dr. Amsterlaw...

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Cristina Atance, Ph.D.

Dr. Atance is a developmental psychologist who is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. When she was at I-LABS she was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Meltzoff. Her primary area of...

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Daniel Bernstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Bernstein an Assistant Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Simon Fraser University in Canada.  Dr. Bernstein combines cognitive and perceptual...

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Barbara T. Conboy, Ph.D.

Conboy was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl on studies of early language acquisition, and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Redlands. Her research involves the use of behavioral...

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Jean Decety, Ph.D.

Dr. Jean Decety was a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, where he headed the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and collaborated with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. In...

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Katherine Demuth, Ph.D.

Dr. Demuth is a Professor of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences at Brown University, where she directs the Child Language Lab. She spent a sabbatical at I-LABS learning more about neuro-imaging techniques that can be...

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Waka Fujisaki, Ph.D.

Dr. Fujisaki is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a Visiting Scientist at both the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, and NTT Communication Science Laboratories. She...

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Colleen Huebner, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Huebner is an Associate Professor in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where she serves as Director of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program. In recognition of her library-...

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David Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. Before coming to the Institute,...
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Huei-Mei Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Liu was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl, and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Liu's...

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Henrike Moll, Ph.D.

Dr. Henrike Moll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California.   As a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max...

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Barbara Nash, Ph.D.

Barbara Nash is interested in first and second language development and the influence of music on language learning. She was a postdoctoral fellow at I-LABS, working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl. Before coming to the...

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Rajeev D. S. Raizada, Ph.D.

Dr. Raizada was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl, and is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Dartmouth University. Before coming to the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. in computational...

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Maarit Silven, Ph.D.

Dr. Silven was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences in 2006. She is a Docent in Developmental and Educational Psychology at both the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki...

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Megha Sundara, Ph.D.

Dr. Sundara is an Assistant Professor at UCLA and was a postdoctoral fellow working with Patricia Kuhl. Before coming to the Institute Dr. Sundara earned a Ph. D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from McGill...

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Feng-Ming Tsao, Ph.D.

Dr. Tsao was a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl, and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education, National Taipei Teachers College, Taipei, Taiwan. His...

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Yapeng Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Yapeng Wang is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl. Before coming to I-LABS, he was an assistant professor in National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal...

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Rebecca Williamson, Ph.D.

Dr. Williamson is an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University and has a research focus on young children's social learning, including what children learn from others and how they do so. Her research...

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Yang Zhang, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.  He is in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and a faculty member of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development. He earned his...
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