SLAM lab's mission is to provide valuable and interesting findings about speech, language, and music (SLAM) to the scientific and public community.

Meet the Team

Here are the unique individuals that work hard to make our vision happen.


Dr. Yune S. Lee

(614) 292-1743

Dr. Yune S. Lee, Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, is the Director of SLAM Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science & Center for Brain Injury at the Ohio State University. His research interests include:

  • Neural and cognitive connections among speech, language, and music (SLAM),
  • Music-based NeuroRehabilitation in brain injury (aphasia, TBI, etc.) and hearing loss/disorders (Cochlear Implant, Tinnitus, etc.), Functional Neuroimaging (fMRI, fNIRS, PET, etc.).

If you are interested in pursuing or participating in SLAM Lab research, you may contact him by phone at (614) 292-1743, by email at, or through this form.

Research Assistants

David Bendoly

David graduated from OSU with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy with a focus on cognitive science. He is currently applying for the master's program in Speech Language Pathology with a singing health specialization, and he is working with SLAM lab's rhythm priming team studying binaural beats. David is passionate about the combined study of cognitive science, music cognition, music therapy and neuroimaging techniques. On the side, he designs event posters for concerts and makes screen-printed t-shirts. He also enjoys drawing, playing guitar, traveling, and going to concerts.

Kevie Bovaird

Kevie received her B.M. in Percussion Performance from The Ohio State University, and is currently working on finishing a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a minor in Neuroscience. She is fascinated by the neural underpinnings of music cognition, and is currently working on the Basic Aptitude of Music (BAM) test, a short music aptitude measure. Her hobbies include playing drum set in the band Ultraviolet Pilot, playing a tabletop RPG called Pathfinder (a popular version of Dungeons & Dragons) and reading. Her favorite author is Terry Pratchett.

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students



Caroline Conway

Kate Corbeil

Sanghoon Ahn


Aiesha Polakampalli

Korrin Perry

Jihyung Kil

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student, OSU. Pursuing Ph.D.

Allison Byrer

B.A. in Psychology, Ohio State University.

Runzhou Cao

Masters in Computer Science Program, Columbia University. Pursuing Ph.D.