Our Team

The team at the POP Lab, led by Aparna Nadig, is made up of research assistants, undergraduate research project students, masters and doctoral students all passionate about the fields of pragmatic development, social communication, and language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The members of the lab collaborate with other researchers across Montreal and North America.

If you are a student interested in getting research experience, doing an honours project, or joining the lab please contact Professor Nadig at aparna.nadig@mcgill.ca.

Top: Dorothy L., Claudia L., Karleen M., Aparna N., Alexane D., Angela M., Grace G., Chris H.
Bottom: Sabrina R., Melanie C., Nadia E., Aryana N., Cynthia D., Stephanie L.



Aparna Nadig

Lab director/Associate Professor

Angela MacDonald

PhD Student

Felix Li

MScA Student

Melanie Custo-Blanch

MScA Student

Sabrina Rao

Undergraduate Student

Fauzia Saiyed

Undergraduate Student

Cynthia Di Francesco

Undergraduate Student


Alumni (2012-2018)

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  • Melanie Eberhardt,PhD, 2015

Autism Research Training Program Postdoc Supervision

  • Nida Latif, Ph.D. 2018
  • Megha Sharda, PhD, 2017

PhD Students

  • Janet Bang, PhD, 2017
  • Ana Maria Gonzalez-Barrero, PhD, 2017
  • Hanadi Bani Hani, PhD, 2015

Master's Thesis Students

  • Céliane Trudel, Combined MA/MScA 2016
  • Jesse Burns, Combined MA/MScA 2012

Clinical Master's Research Project Students

  • Huong Hoang, 2016
  • Kayle Towsley, 2012

Undergraduate Research Project Students

  • Michelle Sasson, Cognitive Science, 2015
  • Shivani Seth, Cogitive Science, 2015
  • Sarah-Justine Leduc-Villeneuve, Neuroscience, 2012
  • Tianyu Zhang, Neuroscience, 2012

Co-supervised with Prof.Kristine Onishi

  • Corentin Montiel, Psychology, 2015
  • Melissa Ferland, Psychology, 2015
  • Kimberly Martins, Psychology, 2012