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Gerry A Stefanatos, D. Phil., Director

Dr. Stefanatos received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal and his doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Oxford in England. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, he taught at Trinity University and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He then moved to Philadelphia to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Director of Neuropsychological Services at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. In 1993, he accepted a position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and began his own Center for Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology. He then went on to pursue a research career as Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and collaborated on functional neuroimaging studies with colleagues at the Center for Functional Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as Chairman of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University, he now holds the position of Associate Professor and Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory.

Harry Zobel Jr., Research Assistant
Harry Zobel Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple University in 2011 with a Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Currently he is enrolled in Post-Bachelor courses and plans to attend Medical School with the entering class of 2016. Generally, Harry's interests include Neurodevelopmental Disorders and personalized treatments as well as the use of neuroimaging as a diagnostic tool.

Lab Assistants

Sanwal Yousaf | Summer 2015 – Present | BS, Pre-Medicine 2014 

Sanwal is a graduate of Philadelphia University with a B.S in pre-medicine. He plans to get a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience. He is interested in studying the brain using known mathematical models and creating better models along the way to further probe the brain. He intends to use this enhanced understanding of the brain and translate its efficiency into technology that could be used by the general public.

Lindsey Koch | Spring 2016 – Present | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing (Anticipated 2017) 

 Lindsey is a senior in the College of Public Health at Temple University  studying speech-language pathology. She plans to attend graduate school to  receive her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is interested  in studying the relation between brain function and speech and language  impairments. Lindsey wants to continue with this type of research in graduate  school and apply findings to her clinical practices. She hopes to work with  children in a clinical setting and is specifically interested in Autism and  speech motor impairments.

Lab Alumni

Andrew DeMarco | BA, 2007, MA, 2009
Bonnie Jang | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2011
Dan Sacher | BA, Anthropology 2011
Teresa Costanzo | BS, Psychology 2012
Elaine Davis | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Alex Eastham | BA, Neuroscience & Psychology 2012
Nicole Gottier | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Jill Hendricks | BA,Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Dan Leidy | BA, Human Biology 2012
Kathleen Siemion | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Kate O'Connor | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Genevieve O'Herron | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2012
Megan Kernan | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2013
Hannes Mehrer | BA Psychology 2013
Sunish Singh | BS, Neuroscience 2013
Julia Wynne | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2013
James Dalton | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing, Minor Cognitive Neuroscience 2013
Zack Pan | BS, Computer Engineering, Minor Chinese 2015
Steffie Chia-Hsuan Lin | BA, Special Education 2012
Kelsey Granahan | BS, Biology 2012
Victoria Diedrichs | MA, Speech-Language-Pathology 2015
Klea Merdani | BS, Psychology, Neuroscience 2014
Josh Perry | BS, Neuroscience, Minor in Psychology 2014
Andy Plaster | BS, Neuroscience 2014
Emily Dice | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2014
Austin Barnhardt | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing and BS, Neuroscience 2014
Juan France | BA, Psychology, Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience 2013
Lauren Schumacher | BS, Neuroscience 2016
Meredith Benner | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2015
Bassam (Sam) Eid | BS, Biology
Rachel Taormina | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2016
Laila Yaghnam  | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2016
Charlotte Parker | BA, Speech-Language-Hearing 2016
Lyanna Kessler | BS, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Anticipated 2017)