NeuMe-TN Planning Committee

Meet our NeuMe-TN Planning Committee

 

Rami Hamati, Co-chair

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Rami Hamati

PhD Student
University of Ottawa & The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Research Interests: Identifying mediators of positive symptoms in schizophrenia using multimodal neuroimaging, including fear conditioning fMRI, neuromelanin-sensitive MRI​, and raclopride PET, the latter two as proxies of dopaminergic transmission.

Margarita Lui, Co-chair

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Margarita Lui

MSc Student
University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital Research Institution 

Research Interests: My research focuses on investigating mechanisms of neuroregeneration and I am specifically interested in how they can be applied therapeutically following ischemia to help guide the development of novel pharmacological treatments for individuals affected by stroke.

Maja Ramljak, Co-chair 

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Maja Ramljak

PhD Student 
Carleton University, Department of Neuroscience & Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Ottawa chapter

Research Interest: My research focuses on the study of sex differences, astroglial cells, and the GABAergic system in neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity in various contexts such as aging, enriched environments, and models of brain injury (i.e., hypoxia).

Zacharie Saint-Georges, Co-Chair

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Zacharie Saint-Georges

MD/PhD Candidate
University of Ottawa, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Molecular Imaging Lab & The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research. Co-Editor-in-Chief, University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine

Research Interest: Positron Emission Tomography, Neuroimaging, Cholinergic Systems, Cardiac Imaging, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Depression, Schizophrenia, Developmental Psychopathology

Ana Santos, Co-chair

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Ana Santos

PhD Student
Carleton University, Department of Neuroscience & The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Research Interests: Investigating how bio-psycho-social factors such as diet, early life stress, and social support can influence relationships between the gut microbiome and severity of anxiety and depression symptoms.

Pablo Valentin Serrano, Co-chair

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Pablo Valentin Serrano

MSc Student
University of Ottawa, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms underlying processes of motor learning

Jessica Drodge

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Jessica Drodge

MSc Candidate
University of Ottawa, Neuroscience & The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Research Interest: brain plasticity, cognition, memory, transcranial magnetic stimulation, theta burst stimulation, EEG, depression, schizophrenia, prefrontal cortex, MRI

Marie Huc

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Marie Huc

PhD Student
Carleton University, Neuroscience & The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research

Research Interests: Neuroimaging (EEG, ERP, MRI), Sex Differences, Emotions, Mental Health

Hyejun Kim

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Hyejun Kim

MSc Student 
University of Ottawa, Human Kinetics 

Research interest: My research interests focus on cognitive and motor performance and related brain activity of people under a dual-task condition (e.g., walking and talking) who have neurological disorders.

Bronwen Schryver

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Bronwen Schryver

PhD Candidate
University of Ottawa, Experimental Psychology & The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Research interests: Mental health research, neuroimaging, EEG/event-related potentials, schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations, & non-invasive brain stimulation 

Cecelia Shvetz

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Cecelia Shvetz

Carleton University, Department of Neuroscience & The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research 

Research interest: I am interested in investigating the role of the cholinergic system on cognitive deficits experienced in people who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. Specifically, I am using [18F]FEOBV PET imaging to measure cholinergic innervation and a working memory fMRI task to assess cognition.

Sara Siddiqi

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Sara Siddiqi

MSc Student
Carleton University, Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests: Parkinson's disease, risk factors, ethno-racial considerations, epidemiology, and social determinants of health.