Jason Yeatman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jason Yeatman, the most recent addition to the I-LABS faculty, has established the Brain Development & Education Lab and started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in September, 2015. Before joining the Institute, he completed his PhD in Brian Wandell’s lab at Stanford University where he studied the neural basis of learning to read. His work capitalizes on rapidly evolving MRI methodologies and the development of new, open-source, software algorithms to model the neurobiological basis of cognitive development and understand how brain circuits modify their structure in response to experience. Dr. Yeatman hopes to translate research on the neurobiology of reading development into personalized education programs that are tailored and timed with respect to a child’s unique pattern of brain maturation.


Representative Publications

Yeatman J. D., Wandell B.A., Mezer A. (2014). Lifespan Maturation and Degeneration of Human Brain White matter. Nature Communications.

Yeatman J.D., Dougherty R.F., Ben-Shachar M., Wandell B. (2012). The Development of White Matter and Reading Skills. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(44): E3045-53.

Complete list of published work


Phone Number: 
(206) 685-3934