Salomi S. Asaridou, Ph.D.



Phone: (949) 824-3783



Salomi received a B.A. in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She continued her studies as a Fulbright scholar in the US where she obtained a MSc degree in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University. In 2010 she was awarded an IMPRS fellowship by the Max Planck Society to perform her doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands under the supervision of prof. James M. McQueen and prof. Peter Hagoort. Her doctoral thesis focused on the role of experience and aptitude in sound learning performance.

In September 2014 she joined the Brain Circuits lab to work on an NIH funded longitudinal project in collaboration with the University of Chicago. Her part of the project focuses on the role of biological and environmental variation on the neurobiological basis of language used for higher order thinking in children.