Lab Members

Graduate Students

Leah Rice  Leah Rice MSc, Department of Linguistics and SLHS

Leah Rice is a doctoral candidate in the Linguistics department at the University of Arizona.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and currently works in Dr. Aneta Kielar’s Language and Neuroimaging laboratory as well as Dr. Thomas Bever’s Language and Cognition laboratory.  Her research integrates formal syntactic theory with neurolinguistic models of sentence comprehension. Current studies employ behavioral and neuroimaging methods in healthy and stroke patient populations.

Sara Mohr  Sara Mohr MSc, Department of SLHS

Sara Mohr is a Master’s student of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arizona. She received her BA in Neuroscience and French & Francophone Studies at Wartburg College. Currently, she works in Language and Neuroimaging Research Laboratory directed by Dr. Kielar. She is interested in pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology and working in a hospital setting.


Chelsea Privette SLHS Master's program.


Undergraduate Research Students

Becky Cochiolo  Becky Cochiolo, SLHS


Rachel Thomason  Rachel Thomason, SLHS


Katelyn O'Niel Ingersoll, SLHS

Tara M. Ellis-Vaughn B.S. Neuroscience and Cognitive Science | Molecular and Cellular Biology

Rachael Dinh, Public Health/Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

Hanna Nicole Johnson, College of Medicine, Physiology


Undergraduate Independent Study

Ali Block  Ali Block, SLHS


Alyssa Belder  Alyssa Belder, SLHS


Selenne Yescas  Selenne Yescas, SLHS


Judy Piorkowski, SLHS

Katie McConville, Neuroscience-Cognitive Science

Kenna Lovelace, SLHS-Psychology

Pheobe Lughes, SLHS

Julia Bak, SLHS, Special Education-Rehabilitation


Previous Lab Members

Herman Singh Khalon, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Spencer  Vaughan, Molecular and Cellular Biology


We are currently recruiting talented and passionate people to join the lab!

Graduate Students:

     1. Laboratory Rotation

     2. Master's thesis

     3. Doctoral  Dissertation

Undergraduate student positions:

We are accepting students who are:

  1. Interested in gaining research experience
  2. Would like to be trained on neuroimaging techniques
  3. Planning their Honors Thesis

If you are interested, please contact: