Committees

 

IBACS EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITEE

 
 

AltmannG

Institute Director
Psychology

Gerry Altmann

Research Interests:

Adult language processing; Influence of context on sentence comprehension; Event comprehension; Interface between language and vision.

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joe loturco

Institute Associate Director
Physiology & Neurobiology

Joseph LoTurco

Research Interests:

Malformations of cortical development, neural circuit excitability and epilepsy; Pediatric brain tumors and tracking sources of cellular diversity; Learning disorder associated genes in neural circuit function.

 
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magnuson

Institute Associate Director
Psychology

Jim Magnuson

Research Interests:

Language processing, especially real-time integration of information at multiple scales; Language development; EEG/ERP, Computational modeling.

 
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doritbaron

Director of ECOM
Philosophy

Dorit Bar-On

Research Interests:

Philosophy of language & mind; Epistemology; Metaethics.

 
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UCHC and Jackson Laboratories

Min Tang-Schomer

Research Interests:

My research seeks to develop biomimetic tissue models for the nervous system. Currently I focus on developing personalized brain tissue models with human patient brain cells. The goal is to use these "brain-in-a dish" models to understand and treat neurological disorders, including pediatric brain tumors.

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Devin_Kearns
Neag School of Education

Devin Kearns

Research Interests:

Reading acquisition in children with dyslexia, and interventions to improve word reading skills.

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fitch

Psychology

R. Holly Fitch

Research Interests:

Animal models of neurodevelopment and cognition; Models of neurodevelopmental disruption (genetics, early injury) and developmental disability.

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Genetics and Genome Sciences

Stormy Chamberlin

Research Interests:

My laboratory uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to model and study human imprinting disorders.

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salamone

Psychology

John Salamone

Research Interests:

Psychopharmacology; Neurochemistry and behavior; Behavioral functions of dopamine and acetylcholine; Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, depression.

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Linguistics

Jon Sprouse

Research Interests:

My research starts from two working hypotheses: (i) that there is an underlying combinatorics to human language syntax, and (ii) that this combinatorics is implemented in the human brain.

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Ex Officio Members

Psychology
Director of Cognitive Science Program

Letitia Naigles

Research Interests:

Childrens' language acquisition and language development.

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jimgreen

Psychology
Head of Department

Jim Green

Research Interests:

Parent-child relations; Social Development; Prelinguistic communication; Quantitative methods.

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Psychology
Director of Brain Imaging Research Center

Inge-Marie Eigsti

Research Interests:

Human cognition, the interaction of language acquisition and brain development.

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Executive Committee Meetings

 

   Executive Committee members, click here to get details about meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

 

IBACS INTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

  • Jeff Shoulsen -  Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
  • Andrew Moiseff -  Associate Dean for Behavioral and Life Sciences
  • Michelle Williams -  Associate Vice President, Research

 

 

  • Michael Lynch -  Director, Humanities Institute
  • George Kuchel - Director, Center for Aging, UConn Health Center
  • Amy Gorin -  Associate Director, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

 

The remit of the internal advisory board is to advise both on shorter- and longer-term issues of strategic importance (i.e. advising both on Institute-internal matters but also on issues that may impact externally on the Institute – e.g. strategic developments at UConn, building and space developments, etc.). The board will also monitor and evaluate the extent to which the Institute is meeting both its own and UConn’s broader institutional aims.

 

Internal Advisory Board Meetings

 

   Internal Advisory Board Members, click here to get details about meeting dates, agendas and minutes.