Principal Investigator

Katie Schuler

Katie is an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her B.A. in Brain and Cognitive Science at the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. She is pictured here with her daughters Joan (5) and Dory (9 months).


Lab Manager

Madison Paron

Madison earned her B.A. in Cognitive Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. She is interested in neurolingistics, specifically evaluating the processes underlying the acquisition of verbal and signed languages. Outside of research, Madison enjoys skiing and spending time with her family.

Graduate Students

Daoxin is a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics. Before coming to Penn, she earned her BA in English Language from Tsinghua University. She uses various methods to investigate the acquisition of linguistic generalizations: How do learners identify the regular rules in their language in the presence of irregular items? How do they make use of the input data available to them? Why do children seem to be better at learning the rules than adults?

Christine Soh Yue

Christine is a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics. Before coming to Penn, she graduated from MIT with a BS in Linguistics and Computer Science. She uses various methods including computational modeling and psycholinguistic experiments to investigate the process of how learners acquire linguistic generalizations. In her free time, Christine enjoys cooking, making things, and spending time with family and friends.

Research Assistants

Milana Korobko

Milana graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2024. She is interested in language acquisition, autism spectrum disorder, and self-regulation in child development. 

Izabela Baran

Izabela is a sophomore at Penn studying Psychology with a minor in Data Science and Analytics. She is interested in cognitive neuroscience, computational linguistics, and clinical psychology. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, gardening, and reading.

Lab Alumni

Grad students

Yiran Chen

Research assistants

Zaid Tabaza

Mia Schwartzberg

Nina Wang

Abby Ray

Cynthia Gu

Tula Childs

Alessandra Pintado-Urbanc

Ariel Mathis
Lauren Kim
Amy Krimm
Katarina Siggelkow
Aja Altenhof
Anna Alberski
Iris Zhong
Annalise Kendrick
Stefan Pophristic
Madison Reasnor
Nathaniel Serio
Breasia Scott
Dorina Domi
Ayyah Alhuraibi
Jasmine Raj
Madison Connelly
Jessica Burke

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To learn more about what it is like to work with us, see our Lab Handbook.