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Current Lab Members

Summer 2022
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Elizabeth Johnson

Lab Director

Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester where she majored in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and completed a Take Five program in Developmental Biology & Evolution. She then went on to earn her PhD in Psychological & Brain Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. During her final year as a PhD student, Dr. Johnson spent two semesters at the Speech Group at MIT. Dr. Johnson then accepted a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Dr. Johnson is now a Canada Research Chair in Spoken Language Acquisition and Professor of Psychology at UTM. She is also Director of the University of Toronto's Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Psychology. The main goal of her research program is to understand how young children acquire their native language.

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Thomas St. Pierre

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Adaptation, processing L2 speech, language attitudes, reference, influence of extralinguistic factors on processing in children and adults

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Priscilla Fung

PhD Candidate (Year 4)

Research Interests: Language acquisition in early childhood bilingualism, relationship between bilingualism and cognitive development

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Madeleine Yu

PhD Candidate (Year 4)

Research Interests: Multilingual effects on language acquisition and perception, speaker recognition, music and language processing, auditory-visual speech processing

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Jida Jaffan

Jida Jaffan

PhD Candidate (Year 3), co-supervised with Craig Chambers

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics! How individual differences (e.g. empathy) can impact child language development and how children and robots use language to interact and learn

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Emily Shroads

PhD Candidate (Year 1)

Research Interests: early word learning, accent adaptation, experiential effects in language acquisition, individual differences

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Lisa Hotson

Research Lab Co-ordinator

Research Experience: Research assistant in Dr. Laurel Trainor's Auditory Development Lab, research assistant in Dr. Sandra Trehub's Music Development Lab.

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Jessica Hira

Jessica Hira

Honours Thesis Student

Education: HSBC, Neuroscience Specialist, Biology for Health Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor, University of Toronto Mississauga

  Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Danyel Ore

IRP Student, Work Study Student

Education: Psychology Specialist, majoring in Criminology, Law & Society, minoring in Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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IRP Student

Education: Psychology Major Program, University of Toronto Mississauga

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

Liaba Jat

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IRP Student

Education: Psychology Specialist Program, minor in Linguistics, University of Toronto Scarborough

Expected Year of Graduation: 2024/25

Emily Kuik

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Grace Fontaine

ROP Student

Education: Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology double major

  Expected Year of Graduation: 2025

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Ishika Mroke

ROP Student

Education: Biology for Health Sciences Major with a double minor in Psychology and Linguistics

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Henna Lahib

ROP Student

Education: Psychology major, minor in Forensic Science and French Studies

  Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Simran Gujjar

ROP Student

Education: Double major in biology for Health Sciences and Psychology 

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Wardah Nadeem

ROP Student

Education: Major in Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology

Expected Year of Graduation: 2025

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Melynna Duong

ROP Student

Education: Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology double major

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Alexandra Hawse

Work Study Student

Education: Forensic Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Expected Year of Graduation: 2024

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Kaitlyn Harris

Kaitlyn Harris

Work Study Student

Education: English major, French and Education Studies minors, University of Toronto Mississauga

 Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Maripaz Gonzalez

Work Study Student

Education: Majoring in Biology for Health Sciences, minoring in Art History and Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Expected Year of Graduation: 2024

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Leena Saleh

Work Study Student

Education: Double major in Political Science and Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Expected Year of Graduation: 2025

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Josie Davies

Volunteer, Former Mitacs Globalink Research Intern

Education: Psychology, Cardiff University

Expected Year of Graduation: 2023

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Wujiamei (Grace) Sun

Volunteer

Education: Psychology Research Specialist

Expected Year of Graduation: 2024