Anna Kasdan

Ph.D Student

Anna Kasdan is a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University and a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Previously, she was a research assistant in the lab of Dr. David Poeppel at NYU, where she conducted research in music perception, music aesthetics, and auditory working memory. She was also heavily involved with an experimental neuroscience curriculum, “Brainwaves”, where she mentored students in the NYC Public Schools as they conducted their own EEG experiments. Anna graduated from Boston University with a major in Neuroscience and minor in Piano Performance. Committed to STEM outreach and education, Anna is looking forward to bringing her experiences from Boston and NYC to Nashville. She is interested in researching the brain basis of music processing abilities in clinical populations, such as individuals with SLI, autism, and aphasia. In addition to her neuroscience and piano studies, Anna enjoys hiking, biking, and cheering on her hometown baseball team, the Boston Red Sox.