Lab Members


Dr. Barbara J. Juhasz, Lab Director

Graduate Students

Meghan Jain ’18 -MA candidate in Neuroscience and Behavior

Hi! My name is Meghan and I am a Master’s candidate in the Neuroscience and Behavior program from Chicago! I completed my Bachelor’s here in the NS&B program as well! I focused my master’s research on the post-concussive effects seen on reading patterns in student-athletes. Outside of campus life, I love to cook and be outdoors!



Samantha Schreiber ’18 -MA candidate in Psychology

Hi my name is Samantha and I am currently a BA/MA student. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. For my Master’s, I have been conducting research over the past few years looking at compound word processing and individual differences in reading processes. This research has culminated in a Master’s thesis on compound word processing, performance on the Compound Remote Associate test, and Individual difference measures. In my free time I am a Peer Health Coach, and I enjoy knitting, doing Zumba, and playing with my dog!

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Kate Babcock ’21

Hi! My name is Kate and I am a junior Neuroscience and Behavior, Biology, and Science in Society triple major from Stratham, NH. I recently joined the lab and am currently working on a Word Experience project looking at age of acquisition and word familiarity. Outside of lab I like to ski and spend time with my siblings.


Allison Galante ’20

Hi! My name is Allison. I’m a senior Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society double-major. I am interested in the neuroscience of reading and the translational applications of reading research. In the lab I have worked on studies examining morphological effects in word processing using our eye-tracker and questionnaires. I am also an Academic Peer Advisor and hospice volunteer! In my free time I enjoy reading, yoga, and watching sci-fi movies.


Chaltu Rashid ’21

Hi my name is Chaltu and I am a junior (’21) Psychology major from Oakland, CA. I am a QuestBridge scholar and a McNair fellow, and right now in lab I am working on the Word Experience Project. Some interests that I have include photography, softball, and yoga. One club that I am very passionate about is the Ankh, the student of color publication, so please check out our publication when you get the chance!

Former EyeLab Members

These students spent a year or more working in the lab on various research projects.

  • Rachel Berkowitz ’09 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: Recognizing English Compound Words: The Role of Morphological Family Size)
  • Jennifer Brewer ’13
  • Melanie Cherng ’08 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: The Role of Hyphenation in Compound Word Processing)
  • Yeri Choi ’08
  • Joanna Dicke ’10
  • Oufei Dong ’13
  • Margaret Gullick ’07
  • Alix Haber ’11
  • Malcolm Hill ’08
  • Tanya Horwitz (Senior Honor’s Thesis: The effects of age-of-acquisition on lexical decision and naming times)
  • Celia Joyce ’16  (Senior Honor’s Thesis: Individual variability in reading processes: The compound remote associates test)
  • Julie Kastenbaum
  • Micaela Kaye ’16
  • Yun-Hsuan Lai ’14 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: Eye Movements in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Social Deficit)
  • Rebecca Loomis ’10 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: The Influence of Sentence Context on Reading Times for Abstract and Concrete Words)
  • Alexandra Pogosky ’13
  • Ali Pourmaleki ’17
  • Akila Roaul ’16
  • Joshua Sharp ’09
  • Leah Shesler ’11 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: The Age-of-Acquisition Effect in Patients with Language Impairments)
  • Linda Shum ’09
  • Medha Swaminathan ’19
  • Sarah Taylor ’07
  • Kelsey Tam ’19
  • Kacey Wochna ’10 (Senior Honor’s Thesis: The Puliguous Effects of Context Length on Incidental Word Learning)
  • Michelle Woodcock ’14
  • Lauren Yue ’17