Research assistants

Ellie Abrams

Lab manager/research assistant, NYC

  • Clinical applications of MEG language research
  • Neurobiology of music
  • Computation and cognition
  • Bilingualism and executive function
Julien Dirani

Research assistant, NYUAD

  • Neuroscience of Language
  • Semantics and Syntax
  • Arabic
Ryan Law 

Research assistant, NYUAD

  • Neural bases of syntax
  • Meaning representation
  • Predictive Processing
Benjamin Lang

Research assistant, NYUAD

  • Experimental Phonetics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Multilingualism

Doctoral students

Suhail Matar    

PhD Student

  • Neural basis of language
  • Morphosyntax
  • Middle Eastern and Romance languages
  • Syntactic prediction mechanisms
Laura Gwilliams

PhD Student

  • Morphological processing
  • Spoken word recognition
  • Sub-lexical prediction
  • MEG analysis methods

Post-doctoral researchers

Samantha Wray 


  • Psycholinguistics
  • Spoken word recognition
  • Semitic languages
  • Natural language processing
Shinri Ohta


  • Neural basis of morphosyntactic processing
  • Functional/anatomical changes related to language disorders/acquisition
  • Integration of theoretical linguistics and experimental neuroscience
  • Japanese and Mayan languages
Jixing Li


  • Syntactic parsing
  • Semantic composition
  • Computational modeling