Center for the Study of Learning
At The Center for the Study of Learning (CSL), we investigate the neural basis of learning and its disorders.
Our mission is to conduct research that will shed light on the causes and effects of learning disorders, so that better programs for diagnosis and treatment can be developed. We combine neuroscience and clinical practice to study a range of developmental disorders, including dyslexia and dyscalculia. We also study how typical learning occurs to better understand the problems encountered by individuals with learning difficulties.
Through this work we hope to enhance the academic and social quality of life of children and adults affected by learning challenges.
Alison Schug was accepted for an NIH-sponsored TL1 award in the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science training program in Translational Biomedical Science.
Sikoya Ashburn received the Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research. See photos here.
Sikoya Ashburn publication in Human Brain Mapping on dyslexia is featured in the press: Science Daily
Cameron McKay was awarded the NIH/NICHD National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Award.
Sikoya Ashburn was awarded the NIH Blueprint D-SPAN (Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience) F99/K00 Award.
CSL members attended the Say Dyslexia Rally at the Capitol Visitor Center where Guinevere Eden spoke. See photos here.
Edith Brignoni-Pérez successfully defended her doctoral dissertation! See photos here.
Gabrielle-Ann Torre successfully defended her doctoral dissertation! See photos here.
Sikoya Ashburn was awarded a prize for her presentation at the Dept. of Pediatrics research day event!