Jonathan Peelle, PhD

Dr. Peelle is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on the neurobiology of speech comprehension, aging, and hearing impairment using behavioral and neuroimaging methods. Dr. Peelle is also a long-suffering target of Dr. Reilly's attempts at humor. For more, see his personal website or lab website.


Chris Westbury, PhD

Dr. Chris Westbury is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta, where he is a member of the Center For Neuroscience, and the Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience group. His research focuses on the neurological underpinnings and functional structure of language, using experimental methods, studies of aphasic patients, computational modeling, and, in collaboration with colleagues, functional neuroimaging.    

Michael Dickey, PhD

Michael Walsh Dickey is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Dickey was trained as a linguist and psycholinguist at the University of Massachusetts and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholingusitics. He was cross-trained in aphasiology and adult neurogenic language disorders as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate in the Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Lab at Northwestern University. His research centers on sentence comprehension and production in adults and its impairment in aphasia, as well as in traumatic brain injury and right-hemisphere damaged populations. He is also actively interested in using linguistic theory and psycholinguistic methodology to formulate and test novel treatment protocols for adult language disorders.


Murray Grossman, MD, EdD 


Dr. Grossman received his M.D. from McGill University and completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is now Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry.  He was editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology for a decade, and currently serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals.  Dr. Grossman has published over 300 scientific papers, and is known professionally for his special interest and research contributions related to FTD and other young-onset neurodegenerative diseases, as well as related fMRI studies of healthy adults.  He has extensive clinical experience in diagnosis and management of FTD and related conditions.  Dr. Grossman directs a team of researchers and graduate students in studies related to the diagnosis and treatment of FTDs including; understanding the neural basis of language social cognition, and applying advanced techniques in neuroimaging and biofluid biomarkers to clinical care. He  served as the founding Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Association for Frontotemporal Degenerations and the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Aphasia.  He helped found the Society for the Neurobiology of Language and the International Society for Frontotemporal Degenerations. 


Nadine Martin, Ph.D.


Nadine Martin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University. She received her B.A. from Hofstra University in 1974 and her M.Ed degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 1975. She started working with Dr. Eleanor M. Saffran at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at Temple University in 1982 and then completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Temple University in 1987. She became an Assistant Professor of Neurology (Research) in 1991 and then Associate Professor of Neurology (Research) at Temple University School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Martin is currently serves as the Director of the newly dedicated Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.