I received a Ph.D. in Physiology & Neurobiology, as well as an M.A. in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut (cv). I completed postdoctoral training at Brown University, Department of Neuroscience; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Department of Neurophysiology & Neuropharmacology, and the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience.  I joined the Department of Psychology & Program in Neuroscience at Lafayette College in 2006. From 2016-2017 I was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Friedrich Alexander Universität, Universitätsklinikum, Erlangen, Germany.

Work in my laboratory focuses on behavioral and neurophysiological consequences of neurodevelpmental disorders.   For example, student in my laboratory are examining the interaction between dyslexia susceptibility genes, maze learning behavior, and reading toward the early identification of specific reading disorder (see Reading Research Lab)In addition to neurodevelopmental research, Prof. Yih-Choung Yu (ECE) and I run a multidisciplinary, collaborative research  program on Brain-Computer Interface.