some recent news

Our laboratory’s research is featured on Philadelphia public radio, WHYY: click here for a radio podcast. This is a great link for broad overview of our research on the neuronal basis of communication.


Maria publishes a paper with Judit Gervain and Janet Werker on infant categorization of scale-invariant sounds: Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., Geffen, M.N. Category-specific processing of scale-invariant sounds in infancy. PLoS One, 9(5): e96278. Pubmed. pdf.


Maria is awarded the Human Frontiers in Science program award to study the development of speech processing in collaboration with Judit Gervain at the Laboratoire de la Perception, CNRS, Paris. Press release is here.


Maria and the Penn Neuroscience graduate students had a lot of fun doing presentations about neuroscience at the Independence Charter School.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund features Maria in a Focus podcast.


Ryan’s talk at Cosyne was a huge success!


John Briguglio, a graduate student in the Physics graduate group, joins the lab. He is supervised jointly by Vijay Balasubramanian. Welcome, John!


Andrew Chen is our new undergrad technician. Welcome, Andrew!


Mark wins the NARSAD Young investigator award!


Mark’s and Maria’s paper is published in Nature Neuroscience! News release is here.


Maria is featured in a blog on women in neuroscience.