Rebecca Marks, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Joanna Christodoulou, as well as in the Gabrieli Lab at MIT. Rebecca’s research uses behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI and fNIRS) methods to examine how children’s spoken language skills pave the way for successful reading development. She is particularly interested in the role of morphological awareness in learning to read among multilingual speakers and children with reading impairments. 

  • BA, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • MS, Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • PhD, Education & Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Marks, R. A., Eggleston, R., Sun, X., Yu, C.-L., Zhang, K., Nickerson, N., Hu, X.-S., & Kovelman, I. (2021). The neurobiological basis of morphological processing for typical and impaired readers. Annals of Dyslexia. 

Marks, R. A., Kovelman, I., Kepinska, O., Oliver, M., Xia, Z., Haft, S. L., Zekelman, L., Duong, P., Uchikoshi, Y., Hancock, R., & Hoeft, F. (2019). Spoken language processing predicts print-speech convergence in beginning readers. NeuroImage, 201, 116021. 

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  • Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Building 79/96 – Office 205