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.

We support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
See our Code of Conduct

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.

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Aparna Nadig

Lab director/Associate Professor

Angela MacDonald

PhD Student

Elizabeth Carolan

Master's thesis student

Aaron Glick

Master's thesis student

Ekaterini Tsoraidis

Lab Coordinator

Laurianne Rioux

Undergraduate Research Project student

Gabriella Boffice

Undergraduate Research Project student

Undergraduate student research volunteers

Alicia Martineau

Sabrina Rao

Caroline Trinh

Shutong Yu

Ella Vezina

Carolane Miller


  • Prof. Kristine Onishi, Department of Psychology, McGill University
  • Prof. Tara Flanagan, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
  • Prof. Susan Rvachew, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University

  • Alumni (2012-2020)

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    • Nida Latif, PhD, 2020
    • Megha Sharda, PhD, 2017
    • Melanie Eberhardt, PhD, 2015

    PhD Students

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

    Master's Thesis Students

    • Céliane Trudel, 2016
    • Jesse Burns, 2012

    Clinical Master's Research Project Students

    • Elizabeth Carolan, 2019
    • Felix Li, 2018
    • Huong Hoang, 2016
    • Kayle Towsley, 2012

    Cognitive Science Research Project Students

    • Michelle Sasson, 2015
    • Shivani Seth, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Project Students co-supervised with Prof. Onishi

    • Katia Kutlesa, 2020
    • Emma Malcomber, 2020
    • Rachel Dufour, 2020
    • Cynthia DiFrancesco, 2019
    • Alexa Livingstone, 2019
    • Fauzia Saiyed, 2019
    • Sabrina Rao, 2019
    • Corentin Monitel, 2015
    • Melissa Ferland, 2015