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RECRUITING REVIEWERS FOR 2022! We are a group of dedicated graduate and undergraduate students from Concordia University. We are passionate about scientific communication, open inquiry, and diversity of thought.

Editorial Staff

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Alexander Albury

Editor In Chief

Email: alexander.albury@mail.concordia.ca

Alex is a PhD candidate working in the Penhune Lab for Motor Learning and Neural Plasticity. His research focuses on how musical complexity influences how much we enjoy music and how we learn to play an instrument. Alex’s other research interests include cognitive neuroscience, language cognition, and cognitive control, and he also has interests in data science and machine learning, programming education, and science communication.

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Alexa Ruel

Psychology Journals Liaison

Email: alexa.ruel@mail.concordia.ca

Alexa is an Experimental Psychology PhD student in the Lifespan Decision-Making Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Eppinger (CRDH). Broadly, she is interested in modeling developmental changes in learning and decision-making strategies in order to better understand how school-aged children as well as older adults learn and make decisions. With this research she aims to contribute to work aimed at supporting their learning and decision-making. For her PhD, she is examining how the use of model-based, model-free and other intermediate decision strategies change across the lifespan. To do so, she uses methods such as electroencephalogram (EEG), single trial analysis and computational modeling.

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Nyissa Walsh

Editor

Email: nyissa.walsh@mail.concordia.ca

Nyissa is a second year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University. She earned her Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Masters of Science in Experimental Health Psychology at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Her research has focused on health psychology, sleep, mood disorders and cognitive impairments in young adults and cancer survivors. She is currently specializing in behavioural sleep medicine within her clinical and research work, where she is looking at barriers to treatment outcomes in those with insomnia.

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Andrea Sandstrom

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Email: andrea.sandstrom@mail.concordia.ca

Andrea completed her B.Sc. in psychology at Western University in 2018. In 2020, she received her M.Sc in Psychiatry Research from Dalhousie University. Andrea is currently a first year Master’s student in Clinical Psychology program at Concordia University, where she is supervised by Dr. Adam Radomsky. Broadly speaking, Andrea is interested in the role of maladaptive beliefs in the maintenance of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Ariel A. Batallán Burrowes

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Email: ariel.a.batallan@gmail.com

Ariel is currently a PhD candidate working under the guidance of Dr. C. Andrew Chapman as a member of the Center for the Study Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN). Ariel completed his undergraduate studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and received a BA in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience. During his time there, Ariel was a member of the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab for five years, under the leadership of Dr. Melissa Glenn. There he assisted with research investigating behaviors and neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory associated with dietary manipulations, pharmacological and genetic models of schizophrenia, and sex differences. Here at Concordia, Ariel continues to focus on sex difference research, exploring the modulatory role of ovarian hormones on neuronal function within the entorhinal cortex, a region important for sensory information, using electrophysiological

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Parisa Sepheri

Editor

Email: parisasepehri19@gmail.com

Parisa is a Master’s student working under the supervision of Dr. Carsten Wrosch in the Personality, Aging, and Health Laboratory. Her research interests include investigating the adaptive (and maladaptive) functions of our emotions. Specifically, she is examining the consequences of emotion intensity and variability on health symptoms and stress measures. Her research identified unique patterns and consequences of sadness and anger, showing support for discrete emotion theories.

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Jude Nachabe

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Email: judenachabe@hotmail.com

Jude is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Ottawa and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Concordia. She is currently supervised by Dr. Andrew Ryder and her research looks at mental health beliefs in the Levant. She is also broadly interested in cultural-clinical psychology, acculturation, anxiety and personality disorders, and immigrants and refugees’ mental health.

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Marie-Anick Savard

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Email: marieanick.savard@concordia.ca

Marie-Anick is a second year Master's student in the Psychology (Research) program, where she is co-supervised by Dr. Emily Coffey (Coffey Lab: Audition, Sleep & Plasticity) and Dr. Mickael Deroche (Laboratory for Hearing and Cognition). Her research focuses on misophonia, a form of decreased tolerance to specific sounds in which individuals are extremely sensitive to selective sounds that trigger a negative emotional state.

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Zaki Alasmar

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Email: zaki.alasmar9@gmail.com

Zaki is a first year Master student in experimental psychology training under the supervision of Dr. Steele in the NeuralABC lab. He uses advances in neuroimaging, machine learning, and statistical modeling to examine brain structure and function. Zaki’s research focuses on the development of new computational models of human neuroanatomy, and how these models relate to behaviour. He applies these techniques to investigate healthy brain development and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ingrid Matei

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Email: ingridmatei@hotmail.com

Ingrid is a Master’s student at the University of Paris. Her main area of research is about the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the dopaminergic neuronal loss in Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of chronic stress and neuroinflammation. Ingrid graduated from Concordia University in 2021 where she studied Honours Behavioural Neuroscience.

CJPN Admin Team

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Amelia Weber

Social Media Coordinator

B.A. Student, Psychology (Specialization)

Alumni

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Ryan Aberback

Co-Editor In Chief (2020 - 2021)

Ryan is a clinical psychology PhD student at the University of Ottawa, and previously served as the Research Coordinator of the Stress and Developmental Psychopathology Lab after completing his honours thesis. Under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Ellenbogen, Ryan’s thesis focused on the hormone oxytocin, and its role in promoting interpersonal behaviour during psychotherapy. He also completed an independent study course, where he focused on the neurobiology, neuropsychology, and clinical applications of psychedelic substances under the guidance of Dr. Lucy Farisello. Additionally, he volunteerd at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute where he is examining the efficacy of Ketamine as a treatment for depression and eating disorders with Drs. Howard Steiger and Mimi Israel.

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Jillian Caplan

Co-Editor In Chief (2020 - 2021)

Jillian is a medical student in the McGill Faculty of Medicine. As an honours student in Psychology at Concordia she worked in the Stress, Neurodevelopment, and Emotions Laboratory (SNEL), under the supervision of Dr. Linda Booij. There, she studied how specific nutrients can influence eating disorder pathology through epigenetic mechanisms. For her honours thesis, Jillian investigated the neural circuitry underlying reward seeking behaviour in the animal brain with Dr. Peter Shizgal, and has examined the genetic regulation of kidney development with Dr. Elena Torban. She hopes to pursue doctoral studies as a scientist-practitioner, where she can investigate the mechanisms of neurocognition and gene expression to better understand their role in psychiatric illnesses.

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Sara Matovic

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Sara obtained her BSc (’15) and MSc (’17) in Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario. During her MSc her work examined the neurobiological changes in response to chronic stress. Sara is currently in the first year of the MA/PhD Clinical Psychology program in the Stress, Interpersonal Relationships, and Health Laboratory with Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin in 2020. Here, her research interests include understanding the relationships between stress, physical and psychological health and health behaviour change.

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Marcus Suvanto

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Marcus is a PhD student in Dr. C. Andrew Chapman’s laboratory interested in the neural underpinnings of memory and the various factors which support or hinder memory functioning. His research uses electrophysiological techniques to study how synapses within the entorhinal cortex communicate and how that communication can be disrupted. The focus of his PhD is how amyloid beta proteins affect synaptic transmission in the entorhinal cortex and how those effects may contribute to the selective vulnerability of the entorhinal cortex in Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Tiffany Resendes

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Tiffany is a PhD student in the clinical stream working under Dr. Ellenbogen in the Stress and Developmental Psychopathology lab. Her research will focus on the impact of different types of stress on family environment and child mental health.

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Kayla Beaudin

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Kayla is a master’s student in the research psychology program. Her general field of research is cognitive development, and her master’s thesis focuses on the cognitive differences between monolingual and bilingual toddlers.

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Juliana Herrera

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Juliana is a masters student in the Amir Lab. Her research looks at the effects of circadian clock genes on addiction and mood disorders. She is passionate about neuroscience research and how it can explain complex human behaviors at a molecular level.

Graduate Reviewers:

Ariel Boyle
Emily Ah-Yen
Anna-Lena Schlenner
Rachel Dufour
Dilara Gostolupce
Isaac Romkey
Seleste Beaulieu
Hugo Jourde

Undergraduate Reviewers:

Katrina Sollazo
Maria Psomas
Gregory Rattray
Maria Didaskalou
Carolina Jobet Monett
Diana Stratulat

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