Undergraduate Students

  • Christina Berninger

    Child Development & Medicine, Health, and Society Major

    Christina Berninger is a junior at Vanderbilt University, where she studies Child Development and Medicine, Health, and Society. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and she has a passion for both music and science! 

  • Foster Johnson

    Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society Major

    Foster Johnson is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Vanderbilt from Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and she is double majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. She is working with Kelly Corcoran and Dr. Gordon to uncover connections between musicality and health, as well as pilot new approaches for conducting music-related research in clinical environments. In her free time, Foster enjoys playing piano, embroidering, and baking. She’s also currently training for the Nashville Rock ’n Roll marathon next spring. In the future, Foster hopes to attend medical school and find new ways to combine her passions for science and music.

  • Jonathan Liu

    Neuroscience & Music Major, MHS minor

    Jonathan Liu is a third-year undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Neuroscience and Music with a minor in Medicine, Health, and Society. He is studying how individual differences in reading proficiency can predict music and speech rhythm discrimination on Dr. Gordon's side of the lab. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing the clarinet, going on nature treks, and spending time with his friends. 

  • Yunah Song

    Cognitive Studies & Child Development Major, Biological Sciences minor

    Yunah Song is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Cognitive Studies and Child Development with a minor in Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University from Mansfield, Texas. In the future, she plans on attending medical school and possibly specializing in pediatrics. She recently joined the lab and will be working with Dr. Lense to study the efficacy of music interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside of the lab, Yunah enjoys playing the flute and the piano, bullet journaling, and going on adventures with friends.