Miriam Rosenberg-Lee (Principal Investigator)

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 recieved her B.S. in Mathematics from McGill University, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Graduate Students & Alumni

Current Students

Roberto Abreu-Mendoza

Roberto is a 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 for the development of mathematical skills in the course of a person's life.

Graduate Alumni

Rogéria Viol Ferreira Toledo

Rogéria Viol 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 Viçosa. Her doctoral research aims to analyze the contributions of cognitive neuroscience to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Staff & Alumni

Current Staff

Portia Shaheed (Lab Manager/Research Assistant)

Portia 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. 

Staff Alumni

Linsah Coulanges (Lab Manager/Research Assistant)

Linsah is 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 assistant in a developmental psychology lab.

Shannon Cahalan (Lab Manager/Research Assistant)

Shannon is 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 Lab.


Lauren Schiller (Post Doctoral Fellow)

Lauren 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 School of Education, and her B.S. in Special and Elementary Education at Boston University. Prior to graduate work, Lauren implemented mathematics/reading interventions for students with disabilities and taught literacy and ethics at urban schools in Boston. Her major research interests include rational number instruction, mathematical difficulties and disabilities, teacher/student estimation ability, and young children’s number sense.

Melanie Pincus (Post Doctoral Fellow)

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 and instructional practices. 

Nermine Ghazy (Lab Manager/Research Assistant)

Nermine 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.

Undergraduate Students & Alumni

Current Students

Samer Youssef


Manpreet Singh


Falisha Verma                      

Shayaka Wilson

Joseph Owadee

Undergraduate Alumni

Amina Bendaoud                                                                      

Sara Bendaoud                                                                         


Elisee Eyram Doh (LSAMP)                         

Jordan Luehs                                              


Milagros Grados                                         

Jaehyun Park                                           

Chandani Patel                                                       


Kainaat Anwar 

Martena Nabeh

Imran Khawaja

Christable Ofori                                    

Rainier Delarosa

Ajala Trotman


Andre Persaud                                                                     

Eleanor Ratner (Honors Student)                                                     

Rahul Shah

Sydnee Sicherer                                              


Kaila Trawitzki                                         

D'Andre Williams                                          

Jessica Amato                           


Brielle Nieves

Anesa Mursulim

Bridgette Byrd

Madelyn Espinal


Herve Borgella