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Dr. Makeba Wilbourn, Director


 Makeba Wilbourn completed her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University in 2008. Before moving to Ithaca, NY, she completed her BA and MA at California State University, Fullerton. In the fall of 2008, she continued her research studying the relations between gesture, thought, and language throughout development in the Wilbourn Infant Laboratory at Duke (WILD).

 Lindsey Shi, Lab Manager

Research Assistants

Annika Agrawal 

Class of 2023

Anu Aggarwal 
Class of 2024

Carley Genser 
Class of 2025

Isabela Agi Maluli
Class of 2025

Sam Wallenstrom
Class of 2025


Kristin Johnson, Ph.D. (2016)

Kelsey Lucca, Ph.D. (2016)

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