Office: AHC4 454; DCN Lab: DM 248
Dr. Dick is Associate Professor of Developmental Science and Cognitive Neuroscience. He is Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience program in Psychology, and the interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience, at FIU. He received baccalaureate degrees in Music and Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. Following his Ph.D., he received additional training as a NIDCD NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at The University of Chicago. He researches brain development, with particular emphasis on language and executive function. Dr. Dick has been funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct his research.
Cognitive Neuroscience – Doctoral Student email@example.com
Research interests: The development of executive function and fiber pathways supporting that development in young children.
Lab Coordinator – Clinical Mental Health Counselor Grad student firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Florida International University, B.A. in Psychology (Major) and Criminal Justice (Minor)
Fun fact: I sing in worship and I’m a huge animal-lover.
Cognitive Neuroscience – Doctoral student email@example.com
Education: Florida International University, B.A.
Research interests: Studying the cerebellum and language development following pre- or perinatal stroke using functional and structural MRI.
Developmental Science – 5th year doctoral student firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: University of Florida, B.S., Florida Atlantic University, M.A.
Research interests: Neurobiological development of executive function using diffusion-weighted imaging. Specifically, the microstructural properties of frontal lobe regions and how they may predict children’s development of attention and inhibition.
Fun fact: I love hiking and I’ve been to 15 national parks so far.
Undergraduate/Post-Bac Research Assistants
Fun fact: Outside of class he likes to read, go to the gym, and hangout with friends.
Education: Florida International University, B.S. in Biochemistry, B.A. in Liberal Studies, and Psychology (Minor). Currently pursuing B.S. in Biological Sciences.
Research interests: ADHD, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Toxicological DoA Hair Analysis, and Mass Spectrometry.
Fun fact: The Office and Money Heist are my favorite shows!
Education: Junior at Florida International University, Biology Major
Research interests: Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Fun fact: I love doing yoga and my favorite type of food is middle eastern!
Education: Junior at Pine Crest High School in Fort Lauderdale
Research interests: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurocriminology
Fun fact: I have a secret language with my brother called hashesquaredlulo.
Graduate Student Alumni
Iris Broce, Ph.D. is a former graduate student in Developmental Science. She studied the development of speech and literacy in typical young children using functional and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. She is currently in a post-doc at University of California at San Francisco.
Heidy Zetina – Graduated 2017 with a psychology degree
Jairo Munoz – Graduated 2017 with a biology degree
Jefferson Salan – Graduated 2017 with a psychology degree
Sophia Tchir – Graduated 2017 with a biology degree