Our Team

Principal Investigator


Jiyeon Lee, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jiyeon Lee is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the director of the Aphasia Research Lab at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University with clinical training in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified speech-language pathologist and teaches courses on aphasia, age-related changes in communication, and speech-language disorders in healthcare settings.



aphasia@purdue.edu (lab)


765-494-3810 (office)

765-496-0216 (lab)

Purdue Faculty Website

Associate Professor; Faculty Associate of Center on Aging and the Life Course

Post-doctoral Fellows

Josh Weirick, PhD

Research interests: language processing and linguistic theory, sentence comprehension and production in aging and people with aphasia.

Email: jweiric@purdue.edu
Personal website: jweirick.com
Curriculum Vitae

Willem van Boxtel, PhD

Research Interests: sentence comprehension in aging and aphasia, syntactic priming, neuroimaging, and language experience and multilingualism.

Email: wvanboxt@purdue.edu
Personal website: https://willemvanboxtel.eu/
Curriculum Vitae

Research Associate / Speech-Language Pathologist

Emily Bauman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: adult neurogenic disorders including aphasia and traumatic brain injury.

Email: ebauman@purdue.edu

Project Coordinator

Rylee Manning, M.Phil, M.Sc

Research Interests: bilingual aphasia, language disorders in multilingualism, inner speech in schizophrenia, neurorehabilitation.

Email: rcmannin@purdue.edu

Research Assistant

PhD Student

Grace Man, M.S.

Pursuing: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Research Focus: neural and cognitive underpinnings of implicit language learning in aphasia

Email: gman@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Students

Elle Plucinsky

Pursuing: B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

I joined the Aphasia Lab not just for the opportunity to learn more about aphasia and speech language hearing sciences, but to work alongside those dedicated to improving the lives of others through research.

Email: nplucins@purdue.edu

Michael Linge

Pursuing: B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

I joined the Purdue Aphasia Lab to assist in the pursuit of knowledge in a fascinating field as well as gain relevant skills in research and academia.

Email: mlinge@purdue.edu

Nadia Seye

Pursuing: B.S. in Biology

The aphasia lab gives me the opportunity to research aphasia and spread awareness. Most importantly, this lab allows me to contribute to research in a meaningful way as we are working together to achieve the same goal.

Email: nseye@purdue.edu

Interested in joining our lab?

If you are a graduate student or prospective doctoral student, please contact Dr. Lee at lee1704@purdue.edu.

Purdue Aphasia Lab is very proud of our talented and dedicated members. If you are interested in joining the team, please send your CV/resume to Dr. Jiyeon Lee at lee1704@purdue.edu.

Lab Alumni

Kelsey Olsen, Jessica Dick, Paayal Surani, Alexander Lertola, Katie O’Connor, Macaela Parker, Courtney Case, Alayna Ging, Jessica Fang, Jenna Scheumann, Linnea Rohrsen, Hannah Haworth, Emily Hosokawa, Jennifer Fredrick, Megan Pentecost, Joslyn Burke, Krista Riegsecker, Daphne Peter, Megan Parke, Leyna Schroeder, Elly Farr, Mikahla Combs, Briana Cox, Renée Kohlmeier, Emily Clark, Austin Keen, Jyotsna Krishnakumar

Thank you to all of our alumni!