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The lab is delighted to have two new additions. Our newest postdoctoral scholar is Duke Shereen, a physicist with a PhD degree from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Dolly Rojo has joined the lab as a research coordinator for various stroke-related studies run by the Solodkin/Small lab.

We are pleased to announce that Michael Andric defended his dissertation on Friday, October 28, 2011 and passed. Michael Andric's committee included: Steven Small, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Sian Beilock, and Howard Nusbaum (Reader). His dissertation is entitled: "Gesture's neural language: The neurobiology of processing manual gestures and meaning"

The third Neurobiology of Language Conference will be held on November 10-11, 2011 at the Westin Annapolis in Annapolis, MD, USA. Now available: the Scientific Program, the Schedule Overview and Poster Assignments.

Sarah Kenny and Michael Andric have been invited to Beihang University to present their research and techniques in neuroscientific data analysis. Sarah Kenny will be visiting the State Key Laboratory for Software Development Environment and will be presenting a lecture on computational worflow in neuroscience. Michael Andric will be giving an oral presentation in the Computer Science and Technology section of the 8th Postgraduate Academic Forum of Beihang University.

Susan Duncan, a speech language pathologist and graduate student researcher in the Cognitive Sciences program, has joined the Solodkin/Small Brain Circuits Laboratory. Susan Duncan's first tasks in the lab include learning MRI study design and analysis.

The lab is proud to annouce the addition of a new research technician to our group. Forrest Hippensteel graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and will be using his prior experience to assist with preprocessing of MRI data. Welcome Forrest!

The Solodkin/Small Brain Circuits Laboratory is proud to announce that Matthew Schiel, the lab's main research technician, has been accepted to the Biomedical Engineering PhD program at UCI. Matthew will be focusing on his academic standing starting September 2011 but will hopefully decide to rejoin the lab at a future point in his career.

One of the lab's research coordinators, Ada Graham, has been accepted to the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Though she is highly skilled in every aspect of research, she has her sights set on neurosurgery.

Michael Grosvald, PhD presented a poster "American Sign Language and gesture processing in deaf signers: An Event-Related Potentials study" at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, CA on April 5th 2011.

Dr. Arne Nagels, a visiting scientist from the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany enjoyed two weeks with our lab members at UCIrvine learning turn-point fMRI analysis.

The Solodkin/Small Brain Circuits Laboratory has relocated to the University of California, Irvine where Dr. Steven L. Small has been appointed as the Chair of Neurology and Dr. Ana Solodkin has been appointed as an Associate Professor in the department of Anatomy & Neurobiology.

Michael Andric, one of our esteemed graduate students, presented a poster "Understanding Brain Function in Natural Settings" at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.

Anthony Dick, Ph.D., recently presented a poster "Developmental differences in network interactions for speech
and gesture" at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.

Pascale Tremblay, Ph.D., presented a poster "The neural intersection of language production, perception, and action observation" at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.

Anjali Raja published an article in Brain entitled, "Left hemisphere regions are critical for language in the face of early left focal brain injury," with co-authors Anthony Dick, Goulven Josse, Ana Solodkin, Peter R. Huttenlocher, Susan C. Levine, and Steven L. Small.

Anthony Dick has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University, Miami, FL.

Abstract submission for the second Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2010) is now open! For more information, please visit our new website at Don’t miss this opportunity to share your research with the neurobiology of language scientific community! The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, June 1st at midnight (CST). Also note that early registration is now open: to take advantage of early registration rates, visit our website now.

Anthony Dick, Ph.D. recently published an article in Human Brain Mapping entitled "Co-speech gestures influence neural activity in brain regions associated with processing semantic information" with co-authors Susan Goldin-Meadow, Uri Hasson, Jeremy Skipper, and Steven Small.

Pascale Tremblay Ph.D. presented a poster (“An fMRI study on sensorimotor and motorsensory contributions to speech production”) at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco in March 2009. She recently published three articles: “Contribution of the pre-SMA to the production of words and non-speech oral motor gestures, as revealed by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)” in Brain Research with co-author Vincent Gracco , “On the selection of words and oral motor responses: evidence of a response-independent fronto-parietal network” in Cortex with co-author Vincent Gracco, and “A mediating role of the premotor cortex in speech segmentation: an rTMS study“ in Brain and Language with co-authors Marc Sato and Vincent Gracco.

Jeremy Skipper, Ph.D., former graduate student, published an article in Current Biology entitled, "Gestures Orchestrate Brain Networks for Language Understanding," with co-authors Susan Goldin-Meadow, Howard Nusbaum, and Steven Small.

Steven Small, M.D. Ph.D., published an article in the International Journal of Psychophysiology entitled, "Database-managed Grid-enabled analysis of neuroimaging data: The CNARI framework," with co-authors Michael Wilde, Sarah Kenny, Michael Andric and Uri Hasson.

Michael Andric, one of our graduate students, presented a poster "HRF Phase Dynamics in Observing the Same Semantic Information Presented Manually and Orally" at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in June 2009 in San Francisco, California.

Uri Hasson, Ph.D., former Post Doctoral, published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled, "Task-Dependent Organization of Brain Regions Active During Rest," with co-authors Howard Nusbaum and Steven Small.