Lab Members

Laboratory Director

Julia Campbell, Ph.D, Au.D, CCC-A, F-AAA

Julia Campbell received an Au.D in 2009 from the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2015, she received the combined triple Ph.D in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin, and affiliated with the Institute for Neuroscience.  Julia uses electrophysiology and source localization methods to better understand cortical network plasticity in typical and atypical sensory function.  She has published research in PLoS ONE, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and Clinical Neurophysiology, among others.


 Laboratory Manager

Mash Nielsen

Mashhood Nielsen plans to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He hopes to pursue the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of Texas at Austin beginning Fall 2019. His research interests include the effects of stimulants on tinnitus perception, as well as coping methods to help those with tinnitus.


 Graduate Research Assistant

Kasey O'Hara, B.A.

Kasey graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Spanish. She is currently in her second year of the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) program at the University of Texas. Kasey is co-heading a study examining peripheral and central mechanisms related to variability in speech perception in background noise in young adults with normal hearing.


  Graduate Research Assistant

Katie Anderson, B.A.


Graduate Research Assistant

Connor Bean, B.A.

Connor Bean graduated from the University of Washington with her Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is currently in her fourth year of the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD), completing an externship at Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center.  Her capstone project, Otoacoustic Emissions, Contralateral Suppression, and Extended High Frequency Audiometry in Normal Hearing Adults with Tinnitus, focused on the possible contribution of cochlear and lower brainstem mechanisms to tinnitus in normal hearing. Her research interests include the development of hearing in infancy and childhood, as well as cross-modal reorganization in individuals with hearing loss.


Graduate Research Assistant

Alison LaBrec, B.A.

Alison LaBrec completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently in her fourth year of the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) at the University of Texas, and is completing her externship at New York Hearing Doctors.  Her capstone, Sensitivity to Cross-Modal Distractibility in High-frequency Tinnitus, explored the effects of tinnitus on auditory-visual processing in normal hearing young adults. Her research interests include examining how the brain processes sound, especially in the pediatric and aging population.


 Undergraduate Research Assistant

Haden Edmonds


 Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alexandra Lavi

Alexandra Lavi is currently a senior pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a focus in Audiology, at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include the development of hearing loss and normal hearing in children with autism/learning disorders, as well as how full access to sound can affect their challenges with communication.


Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Sheri Potter


Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Kristina Salazar

Kristina is currently a third year student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Spanish. After graduation she plans on working as an SLPA for a year before attending graduate school. Her research interest include the differences in how monolingual children and bilingual children perceive sounds and speech. She is spending thesummer studying abroad in Spain  improve her Spanish so that she may be able to help Spanish-speaking individuals in her career.


Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Rebeca Serna


Alumni Research Assistants

Megan Nations, B.A.

Megan Nations graduated from the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Audiology.  Her current research includes nonnative speech perception and working memory in noise.  Megan is interested in studying hearing loss prevention and cochlear pathology by use of ototoxic drugs, genetic resistance to hearing impairment, sensory cell regeneration, and neural processing of speech perception.  She is currently studying abroad in Spain.