Vision

Our mission is to provide valuable and interesting findings about speech, language, and music (SLAM) to the scientific and public community.

Meet the Team

Here are the unique individuals that work hard to make our vision happen.

Director



Dr. Yune S. Lee


Yune.Lee@UTDallas.edu

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I am the Director of SLAM Lab and an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at the University of Texas Dallas.

I received a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Dartmouth College and postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania. Before joining BBS, I was an assistant professor at the Ohio State University.

Current research programs are focused on the following topics:

  • Neural plasticity associated with improved language/cognitive functions following rhythm-based intervention
  • Impact of lifelong music training on protecting cognitive and sensory declines
  • Non-invasive beat stimulation to enhance cognitive and language function

If you are interested in participating in SLAM Lab research, or have any inquiries regarding open research positions, you may contact him by email at Yune.Lee@UTDallas.edu, or through this form.

Awarded (most recent first)

Investigating the neural mechanisms underlying language recovery through rhythm therapy in Aphasia

Agency: National Institute of Health (R21)
Role: PI
Direct cost: $275,000
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021


Powerless, wireless, and nontoxic bio-telemetry sensor and communication system

Agency: Korea Polytechnic University
Role: Consultant (PI: Jae-Young Chung)
Direct cost: $300,000
Duration: 02/01/2018 – 01/31/2021


A novel Parkinson’s disease therapy program for the Columbus community

Agency: OSU Connect & Collaborate Grant Program
Role: PI
Direct cost: $29,000
Duration: 09/01/2019 – 8/31/2020


Brain-based evaluation of SoundMind – a computerized cognitive training program

Agency: Tech Incubator Program for Startup (TIPS) in Korea
Role: PI (sub-contract)
Direct cost: $500,000
Duration: 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019


TRIPODS + X Project: An MBI TGDA + Neuro program for undergraduates

Agency: National Scientific Foundation (Grant No: NSF-CCF 1839356)
Role: co-I (PI: Janet Best)
Direct cost: $200,000
Duration: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020


OSU Social and Behavioral Sciences Special Grant

Agency: College of Arts and Sciences, OSU
Role: PI
Direct cost: $4,000
Duration: 09/22/2018 – 09/21/2019


Connection between music and language skills in Korean children

Agency: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Role: co-I (PI: Kyung-Myun Lee)
Direct cost: $20,000
Duration: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020


OSU Pilot Neuroimaging Grant

Agency: College of Arts and Sciences, OSU
Role: PI
Direct cost: $25,000
Duration: 06/01/2018 – 05/31/2019


Application of fNIRS to neuroscience research of speech, language, and music

Agency: Shimadzu Scientific Instrument
Role: PI
Direct cost: $380,000
Duration: 12/18/2017 – 12/17/2018


OSU Social and Behavioral Sciences Small Grant Program

Agency: College of Arts and Sciences, OSU
Role: PI
Direct cost: $4,000
Duration: 09/01/2017 – 8/31/2017


The Humanities and the Arts Travel Grant Program

Agency: Global Arts and Humanities, Discovery Themes, OSU
Role: co-I (PI: David Huron)
Direct cost: $10,000
Duration: 08/01/2017 – 09/01/2017


Investigating compensatory language processes prompt by rhythm video game therapy

Agency: Chronic Brain Injury, Discovery Themes, OSU
Role: PI
Direct cost: $50,000
Duration: 01/01/2017 – 12/31/2017



Research Assistants



Graduate Students



Alumni

2020

Matthew Moritz

Undergraduate

Havovi Desai

Laboratory Manager

Jeanette Gardner

Undergraduate

Lydia Noh

Undergraduate

2019

Kevie Bovaird

Laboratory Manager

Emily Cushing

Undergraduate

Kathy Guo

Undergraduate

Megan Hoadley

Undergraduate

Kristen McCormack

Graduate Student

Singyi Yen

Undergraduate

Yue Zhang

Undergraduate

2018

Caroline Conway

Undergraduate

Kate Corbeil

Undergraduate

Sanghoon Ahn

Undergraduate

2017

Aiesha Polakampalli

Undergraduate

Korrin Perry

Undergraduate

Jihyung Kil

Undergraduate

Allison Byrer

Undergraduate

Runzhou Cao

Undergraduate