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Mark Harris


Mark J. Harris was an intern during the fall of 2006 while a sophomore at Dartmouth College. With a budding interest in language acquisition, he joined LARC to learn more about language development in children and to assist in the ongiong research studies of Dr. Natalie Batmanian and Dr. Giulia Bencini. He also attended the 2006 Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) with members of the lab. Owing to his time spent at LARC, he went on to create his own interdisciplinary major to learn more about language and the brain (“Biology modified with Linguistics”). He received his B.A. in June 2009 from Dartmouth College and is currently working as a Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, where he is researching communication deficits in autism. He is in the process of applying to medical schools and wishes to eventually practice medicine alongside conducting research in public health.