Starting in the summer of 2017, I will be joining the Psychology Department at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX!
The Centanni lab (aka the Genetics of Auditory Perception and Plasticity lab) will focus on studying auditory perception (with a focus on language), genetic influences in communication disorders, and neural plasticity during intervention. To accomplish this goal, my lab will use a variety of models to better understand the biological mechanisms of communication impairments. To unpack the genetic heterogeneity of language and reading, we will use rats as a model to investigate the link between certain genes and auditory perception and plasticity. We will then bring in human participants to test these results and evaluate new methods of driving plasticity during language and reading interventions. This approach will help us bridge the GAPP between basic science of mechanism discovery and the application of this knowledge for improved diagnosis and improvement of language and reading in humans.
If you are interested in gaining research experience, either as a graduate student or as a volunteer research assistant, please send me an email including your name, background, current position/major and your research interests!
t.m.centanni (at) tcu (dot) edu