Alex Chern was an M.D. candidate at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and studied violin with Kyung Yu at the Yale School of Music. In the Music Cognition lab, Alex examined how musical rhythm influences grammatical performance in children with cochlear implants, children with SLI, and children with typical development. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and dancing.