Past Members

Our lab is grateful to have worked with many talented students and researchers.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dmitrii Paniukov

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Texas Tech University

Project Title: Effects of mother's psychological distress on children's brain development using MRI imaging

Yanan Wang

Ph.D. in Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba

Research interests: Human nutrition, dietary fibre, microbiome

Graduate Students

Emily Cameron

BSc (Honours) in Biology and Psychology, University of Victoria  

Project Title: The effects of prenatal and early infancy exposure to cortisol on working memory performance in preschool children 

Stephana Cherak

MSc in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Alberta 

Project Title: Mood entropy and fetal programming

Jenna Thomas

MSc and PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary

Project Title: The intergenerational transmission of stress: mechanisms and moderators in the association between prenatal stress and child development 

Laura Rojas

HBSc in Biology and Psychology, University of Toronto

Project Title: Investigating the association between prenatal stress and neurodevelopment

Danielle Cattani

BSc Honours in Neuroscience, University of Alberta

Project Title: The role of cortisol in the association between prenatal depression and child cortical thickness: Implications for executive function

Undergraduate Research

Greis Beharaj

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Can Probiotic Use Improve Sleep Quality and Reduce Crying Episodes in Infants?

Amnish Brar

B.A. in Psychology
Project Title: The association between Mediterranean diet adherence and childhood internalizing problems

Aya Ebdalla

B.Sc. in Psychology and Anthropology
Project Title: Can coping behaviours buffer the effects of cortisol during pregnancy?

Marina Ferreira

B.Sc. in Neuroscience
Project Title: The Effects of Antenatal Maternal Cortisol and Depression on Child Neurodevelopment

Chloe Fichter

B.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience, University of British Columbia
Project Title: The role of the gut microbiota in birth condition-associated cognitive outcomes

Nariman Kiani

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Gut microbiota and neurodevelopment

Aisha Lillywhite

B.HSc. in Biomedical Science
Project Title: Does the 'cry-it-out' sleeping training method harm attachment?

Chantelle Magel

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Maternal childhood abuse and infant emotional development

Tina Nguyen

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: The Effects of Maternal DHA on Infant’s Executive Function

Jessica Park

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Buffer Effect of Social Support on Prenatal Anxiety and Preterm Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stuti Patel

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Understanding the Associations Between Prenatal Maternal Depression Symptoms, Infant Temperament, and the Gut Microbiome

Nisha Vashi

B.Sc. in Psychology
Project Title: Operationalizing maternal dietary intake questionnaire

Volunteers

Valentina Almanza​​​​​​

Rafal Ameen

Jusnoor Aujla

Sarah Besenski

Tashia Christie

Travis Cox

Morgan Davis

Tasleem Dewani

Zuha Durrani 

Peter Gobran

Nicolle Hua

Jordan Keough

Louisa Krile

Jayeon Ma

Sara Mallett

Lauren McRaue

Nikita Nukala

Deni Sidebottom

Sarina Stein

Logan van Roessel

Yuehan Yang

Fatima Zafar

Farhan Zahid