Raksha Mudar PhD, CCC-SLP
My research examines: (i) changes in higher order cognitive functions in individuals who are at-risk of developing dementia, such as those with subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment. and (ii) the effects of strategy-based cognitive training.
Graduate Research Assistants
Hometown: Vienna, VA
Education: B.S. Biological Sciences (minor: Psychology), Virginia Tech, 2010-2014
Ph.D. (in progress), Neuroscience, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 2014-present
Lydia is a PhD. student in the Neuroscience program. Her research interests involve understanding how pathological aging, in particular populations with mild cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, differs from healthy aging. She uses electroencephalography to examine differences in brain rhythms between these populations. Outside of the lab, Lydia loves watching movies, spending time with h two cats. and traveling when she gets the chance.
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Education: BASLP, Ali Yavarjung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, 2008-2012
MASLP, AYJNIHH, 2012-2014
PhD. (in progress), Speech and Hearing Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2016-present
Shraddha"s research interests lie in understanding and discovering any link between hearing loss and cognition in the aging population. She is fascinated by the brain and its neuroplasticity! Her goal is to study and discover intervention techniques which might help improve cognitive perceptions and processing in the elderly population with hearing loss. Eventually, she would like to contribute to translational research in the field.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Education: BS. (in progress). Speech and Hearing Science (minor: English), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigm 2014-present
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Education: B.S. (in progress). Psychology (concentration: Neuroscience), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-present
There are currently no undergraduate interns.