• Maya Martin-Gonzalez

    Neuroscience, Piano

    Maya Martin-Gonzalez grew up in Western Massachusetts, and is currently a third year undergraduate at Vanderbilt University where she is studying Neuroscience and Piano Performance. She is a transfer student from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Maya is exploring her interests in research and is hoping to pursue topics relating to rhythm perception. In her free time, Maya enjoys climbing, cooking, playing piano, and going to concerts!

  • Mine Muezzinoglu

    Neuroscience

    Mine is a third year undergraduate student from Istanbul, Turkey studying Neuroscience and French. She wants to pursue a graduate degree in Neuroscience in the future and is currently exploring her interest in research working with Dr. Miriam. She is interested in the connection between rhythm and development and how music can be used in more than one way to improve the social skills and lives of kids with disabilities. She has played piano and kanun, a Turkish string musical instrument, for many years, and she is interested to see how music affects brain development and social skills. In her free time, Mine enjoys hiking, watching movies, and knitting.

  • Selena Steinberg

    Child Studies

    Selena Steinberg is a current Master’s student on the Clinical and Developmental Research Track of Peabody College’s Child Studies program. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Tufts University in 2018, where she majored in Child Study & Human Development and Mathematics and minored in Drama and Dance. One of Selena’s main research interests is understanding the ways in which the performing arts impact development, but she is also passionate about arts integration and math education. In her free time, Selena enjoys tap dancing, listening to showtunes, and reading.  

  • Aparna Srinivasan

    Neuroscience

    Aparna Srinivasan is from Westmont, Illinois, and she is currently a first year student at Vanderbilt University. She is majoring in neuroscience, and has been interning with the Hydrocephalus Association for the past three years. Outside of the lab, she loves to write her own music, sing, and play the ukulele. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school, and possibly specialize in pediatrics. She is very excited to spend the next few years in Nashville working with Dr. Lense and the rest of the team.