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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


Rogéria Viol Ferriera Toledo

Graduate Alumni

Rogéria Viol Ferriera Toledo is a PhD student in the Science and Mathematics teaching program at the Cruzeiro do Sul University in Brazil and is conducting part of her research at MRLab. She is an assistant professor at the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais. She received her Master’s degree in mathematics and education from Universidade Federal de


Portia Shaheed

Lab Manager

Portia Shaheed is a research assistant and lab manager in the Mathematics, Learning, and Reasoning Lab. She is working on 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


Linsah Coulanges

Alumni Lab Manager

Linsah Coulanges was a research assistant and lab manager in the Mathematics, Learning, and Reasoning Lab. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with a major in Psychology and a double minor in Spanish and Education. Linsah also graduated from Boston University with a Master’s degree in Psychology where she worked as a research


Nermine Ghazy

Alumni Lab Manager

Nermine Ghazy was the lab manager and a research assistant in the Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Honors Psychology and Biology and a double minor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Chemistry.


Lauren Schiller

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lauren Schiller is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College Columbia University. She recently completed her Ph.D. at Teachers College with Dr. Siegler as her advisor. Lauren’s dissertation explored how children understand the relations among rational number notations. Previously, she completed her M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard Graduate


Melanie Pincus

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Melanie Pincus is a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Mathematics, Reasoning, and Learning Lab. She received her B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University. She is interested in the brain basis of math cognition and real-world learning, and applying that knowledge to the design of effective curriculum


Current Students

Samer Youssef Manpreet Singh Falisha Verma Shayaka Wilson Joseph Owadee Akua Asante Austin Morrison