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Miriam Rosenberg-Lee

Assistant Professor

Dr. Miriam Rosenberg-Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University – Newark. She is a member of the Behavioral and Neural Sciences Graduate Program at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Rosenberg-Lee received her B.S. in Mathematics from McGill University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.


Roberto Abreu-Mendoza

Doctoral Student

Roberto Abreu-Mendoza is a current doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark, under the supervision of Dr. Rosenberg-Lee. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s in Behavioral Sciences (concentration in Neuroscience) from the University of Guadalajara (Mexico). Roberto is interested in investigating which cognitive abilities and neural correlates allow


Frances Fan

Doctoral Student

Frances Fan is a current doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark, working with Dr. Rosenberg-Lee. She received her master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on children’s understanding of rational numbers, and how neuroscience and cognitive factors explain individual differences in mathematical achievement.


Cyril Shenouda

Undergraduate Student

Cyril Shenouda is a current senior undergraduate student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Cyril is on the pre-med track and will be graduating with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After undergrad, he plans to continue his education in the healthcare track with aspirations of attending medical school and becoming


Anthony Wasef

Undergraduate Student

Anthony Wasef is currently a Senior at Rutgers University working on his Biology Degree and preparing for Dental School. He is currently conducting research under Dr. Rosenberg-Lee at the Rutgers MRLab. He is interested in researching Cognitive neuroscience, Neural Development, and Cellular Physiology.


Esha Shah

Undergraduate Student

Esha Shah is a biology major at NJIT interested in researching the pathways that underlie emotions and behaviors. She plans to attend medical school and use research as a tool to improve patient care. In her free time, she can be found writing, crocheting, or listening to music.


Shreya Peshori

Undergraduate Student

Shreya Peshori is a senior at NJIT majoring in Biology and minoring in Business. She has been involved in various Business Development internships at biotechnology firms, and she is on the Executive Board of clubs like the Red Cross League and Habitat for Humanity on campus. She finds neuropsychology research interesting and loves to see


Rachel Bardales

Undergraduate Student

Rachel Bardales is a current undergraduate student at Rutgers University – Newark majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Writing. She has recently joined Dr. Rosenberg-Lee’s research team as a Research Assistant. She hopes to expand her research skills, focusing on cognitive development in mathematics and language in children and adults.


Portia Shaheed

Alumni Lab Manager

Portia Shaheed was a research assistant and lab manager in the Mathematics, Learning, and Reasoning Lab. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a minor in Psychology.


Shannon Cahalan

Alumni Lab Manager

Shannon Cahalan was a research assistant and lab manager in the Mathematics, Learning, and Reasoning Lab.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester with dual majors in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Psychology.  As an undergraduate, Shannon worked as a research assistant in both the Developmental Neuropsychology Lab and the Hayden Neuroeconomics