Lab Members

The Principal Investigator of the ACN lab is Dr. Fatima T. Husain.
She has a PhD in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University. She worked for several years as a PostDoc and later as a Research Fellow in the Brain Imaging and Modeling lab of NIDCD, National Institutes of Health. She first came to the US as an international student from India. She has been at University of Illinois since January 2008. Please visit here for more information about Dr. Husain.

Postdocs & Graduate Students

Postdoctoral associate

PhD candidate


PhD student


Gibbeum Kim

PhD student

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Namitha Jain

PhD Student

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Yadira Alonzo Espinoza

AuD Candidate

Ragnar Lindberg

AuD candidate

Undergraduate Students

Emilie Schramer

Lab alumni

Post-doctoral research associates

PhD Candidates

Dr. Sara Schmidt – Speech and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Yihsin Tai – Speech and Hearing Sciences

AuD Candidates

Callie Brennan
Ariel Brownlee
Carolyn Jeon
James Woods
Alison Sherren
Jaclyn Utz
Jenise Chapel

External Candidates

Jake Carpenter-Thompson (PhD – MD candidate)
Caroline Davis (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Corinne Heller (AuD, CCC-A – Black Hawk Area Special Education District in East Moline, IL)
Roberto Medina (PhD candidate – Gulbankian Institute, Portugal)
Nathan Pajor (MD – Pediatrics, Lurie Childrens’ Hospital, Chicago)

Masters & Other

Ariana Romero
Madeleine Thomas
Kelli Utz
Madhuri Ratnakumar (MEng candidate, Bioengineering)