Research Team



Michal Ben Shachar, PhD

Dr. Michal Ben-Shachar is a Lecturer in the English Department and a member of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar Ilan University, where she is the Head of the Neurolinguistics Lab. She completed her Ph.D. at Tel-Aviv University and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University.

Learn more about Dr. Ben-Shachar's Neurolinguistics Lab.

Bruce McCandliss, PhD

Dr. Bruce McCandliss is a Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Psychology in the Stanford University Department of Education. His area of focus is educational neuroscience. 

Brian Wandell, PhD

Dr. Brian Wandell is the Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and Ophthalmology. As founder of Stanford's Center for Neurobiological Imaging, he collaborates with Dr. Feldman on neuroimaging of children at risk for language and reading disorders. 

Kristen Yeom, MD

Dr. Kristen Yeom is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford with expertise in neuroradiology in children. 

Virginia Marchman, PhD

Dr. Marchman is a Social Science Research Scholar and Developmental Psychologist with expertise in language development and language disorders in full-term and preterm children learning English and/or Spanish.   

Postdoctoral Fellows

Clinical Research Coordinators

Claire Godenzi

Isabella Robles

Megumi Takada

Kenny Tang

Maya Morales

Clementine Chou

Research Alums

Lisa Gresch, MS, CCC-SLP

Vanessa Kovachy, MEd

Elizabeth Loi, BA

Yael Leitner, MD

Jenna Adams, BA

Elizabeth Martin, MD

Nchedo Ezeokoli, BA

Lauren Borchers, BA

Cory Dodson, BA

Nicole Heller, BA

Aubrey Adiao, BS

Mai Manchanda, BA