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Expert in Neuroscience, Behavioral Science, and Psychology

Expert ID: 734892 Canada

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Expert possesses 15 years' experience in neuroscience research -- with an emphasis in human cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, fMRI neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacology and neuropsychiatric disorders. She has authored 10 publications and one book chapter. Her titles include: Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at an international U.S. university (2014-17); and Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at a Canadian university (2018-present).

Expert has accrued 15 years' research experience in neurocognitive, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, epilepsy, anxiety and depression.

Expert has 20 years' experience in psychology research and lecturing. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Georgetown University (2010). She has served as Professor of Psychology at an international university (2014-17).

Expert's areas of research focus on decision-making, emotional processing, reasoning, logic, cognitive control and inhibition. Techniques include behavioral testing, questionnaire assessment, fMRI neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacology, developmental techniques, and microbiome analysis. Populations studied: Neurotypical populations and those with neuropsychiatric disorders -- adult, human and rodent models.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Cogntive Neuroscience/Psychology Institution: Georgetown University
Year: 2005 Degree: M.A. Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience/Psychology Institution: York University
Year: 2001 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Biological Psychology/Philosophy minor Institution: University of Toronto

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: University Lecturer Department: Psychology Responsibilities: Expert plans, designs and implements courses in the field of psychology. She teaches undergraduate students at this university. Emphasis: Cognitive Neuroscience.
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: Florida International University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Psychology Responsibilities: Expert was Director of an eponymous laboratory. In this role, she led a team of researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience. She was responsible for: Writing scientific manuscripts for publication; grant writing; teaching graduate and undergraduate students; and reviewing and editing articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: University of Colorado Boulder Title: Research Scientist Department: Psychology Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for conducting research in the field of cognitive neuroscience. During this time, she wrote and published journal articles; undertook fMRI neuroimaging and data analysis; undertook genotype interpretation; conducted behavioral assessment and mental health assessment; and undertook questionnaire design and cognitive testing.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Boston University Title: Research Assistant Department: Psychology Responsibilities: Expert assisted in the study of the neurobiology of memory. She utilized animal models of attention and memory. She also conducted stereotaxic brain surgeries and behavioral testing of rodents.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School Title: Research Technician Department: Developmental Neuroscience Responsibilities: Expert conducted behavioral testing of children with and without neuropsychiatric disorder. She was responsible for grant review and editing. She also collected saliva samples for genotyping.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2017 Country / Region: U.S.A. Summary: Professor; Research Scientist; Graduate student; Research Assistant

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
*Organization for Human Brain Mapping
*Cognitive Neuroscience Society
*Society for Neuroscience
*Mind The Gap (Founder and former President of multidisciplinary graduate student club)
Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor (2014-2017) in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Psychology Department International University. Served on hiring committees.
Awards / Recognition
*Accepted to Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience (competitive award)
*Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award – $81,000
*Graduate Student Presents Award, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, $500, San Francisco, U.S.A.
*Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post Graduate Scholarship – $42,000
•John Merck Fund Summer Institute on the Biology of Developmental Disabilities (competitive award) – Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
•American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced fMRI Training Institute (competitive award) – MGH-NMR Center for Biomedical Imaging
*NSERC Post Graduate Scholarship – $42,000
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published 10 journal articles and one book chapter.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Basic conversational; basic reading and writing
French Some familiarity

Fields of Expertise

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