Lab Meetings for Fall 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through September!

The new academic quarter at UCSD is less than two weeks away, and we invite you to join us for our weekly lab meetings, which will be held on Thursday afternoons from 12:30-2pm in 3545 Mandler Hall. Each week will feature lively discussions about our research, updates from members of the lab, and (often) a presentation featuring new information we’ve learned from our most recent work.

Lab meetings start on September 26th, and we’ll continue meeting throughout the term. We hope to see you there!

Changing Times at UCSD LAD Lab

Congratulations to the LAD lab’s long-time lab coordinator, Ashlie Pankonin, who will be starting a PhD in Language and Communicative Disorders through a program jointly hosted by UC San Diego and San Diego State University. Ashlie’s invaluable contributions to our lab have helped us collect data from thousands of participants, paving the way for future work on language and conceptual development in children. Thank you, Ashlie!

This summer, we are also welcoming a new lab coordinator, Kelly Kendro, to take over Ashlie’s role. Kelly is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan who holds a B.A. with high honors in Cognitive Science and Romance Languages. Welcome, Kelly!

The LAD lab also thanks the parents and educators who continue to support our work. Without you, our research would not be possible.

Lab Meeting on May 13, 2019 - Petra Mismas

On Tuesday, our collaborator, Petra Mismas, from the Center for Cognitive Science of Language at the University of Nova Gorica will be presenting some of the work she has done in Slovenia at our lab meeting. The title of her presentation is "Searching for the basis of the hierarchy of adjectives.” Please join us to hear about her exciting work!

Calling all "little scientists"!

Want to get involved in science with your child? The LAD Lab and the other developmental research labs at UCSD recently officially came together to create Kid Science Labs, and we are always looking for new "little scientist" collaborators--from newborns to 8-year-olds!

Now it's easier than ever to keep up with all the exciting developmental research happening at UCSD and sign up to participate in our fun, short studies! Find us on Facebook!

You can also follow just the LAD Lab on Facebook here


SOCAL 2017: Symposium on Cognitive and Language development

Our lab hosted the SOCAL 2017 regional conference for undergraduate and graduate research on May 13, 2017. Over 50 students and PIs attended to hear 9 graduate talks and over 20 poster presentations!

SOCAL is an annual conference hosted by developmental labs in Southern California. Every year, it rotates between schools including UCLA, UCSD, UCI, etc. Stay tuned for next year's conference announcement!