Dr. Gillian Einstein
Sidney Smith Hall, #4025


Undergraduate Students

Ailya Jessa, Research Assistant, Psychology, University of Toronto
I am a third year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. I am currently assisting April with the Estrogen and Cognition Study. My major research interests include the mind-body connection and the role of neuroplasticity in treating brain damage. I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with both Dr. Einstein and April!

Soojin Oh, University of Toronto
I am currently a third year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a major in neuroscience and psychology. This is my first year volunteering for Dr. Einstein and I will be helping out April Au with her estrogen and cognition study. Apart from my academics, I enjoy photography, cooking, and playing guitar.

Kathleen Hughes, University of Toronto

Nicole Dordolo, University of Toronto


Duncan Westwood

Allie De Petrillo

Julia Dimitrova

Anita Feher, University of Toronto
I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto’s Honours B.Sc. Psychology Specialist program. In my fourth year of undergraduate studies I completed an Individual Project under the supervision of Dr. Einstein titled “BRCA Mutation and Cognition in Women”. For the project, I tested the cognitive performance of women without the BRCA Mutation, in order to compare their performance with tested women who have the BRCA mutation. I have also been involved in the laboratory’s Estrogen and Cognition study. Currently I am helping write a journal article on the topic of neuroinflammation with other members of the lab.

Graduate Students

April Au, PhD Student, University of Toronto
April is a second year doctoral student at the University of Toronto. Broadly, she is interested in interfacing biological and behavioural sex differences. Her thesis investigates how estrogen deprivation in women who have undergone oophorectomies (the surgical removal of the ovaries) affect cognitive functions. She hopes to pursue a career in clinical research upon completion of her studies. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading novels.

Arija Birze, PhD candidate, University of Toronto

Laila Rahman, PhD candidate, University of Toronto


Kathy Ecsy
Deanna Duplessis, MPH
Ruby Chacko
Nadine Balmores
Kim Bloom
Adnan Javed
Marina Mikhaelian, MS candidate Human Genetics, University of Minnesota
Daniella (Dora) Ladowski
Naila Karim, MD candidate, University of British Columbia
Amal Yousaf
Leorra Newman, PhD candidate, Psychology, York University
Asim Ashraf
Golda Kanrar, Masters candidate, Public Administration, University of Toronto
Paula Di Noto, Master's candidate, York University, Centre for Vision Research
Monika Janus, PhD candidate, OISE, Human Development and Applied Psychology
John Hoppe
Jena Mahdi
Soumia Meiyappan, Masters student at MacMaster University
Rhooda Ahmed
Magdalena Godowska
Mark Lapinski
Jennifer Lee
Mohammed Mahdi
Mihir Patel
Alexis Paradis, Undergraduate at Queen's University
Maya J. Goldenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
David de Jong, PhD candidate, University of Rochester, Psychology
Deborah Schwartz, PhD student at the University of Toronto
Jason Klemensberg, Masters student at the University of Western Ontario
Ju-Eun Justina Lee, Masters student at McMaster University
David Xiao Li, Medical student at John Hopkins University
Mo Niu, Masters student at the University of Toronto
Wilfrid Chan, Masters student at the University of Toronto
Mooney Niu
Olga Malinowska, Medical student at the University of Toronto
Elizabeth Shin, Medical student at the University of Toronto
Perry Guo, Medical student at McMaster University
Nicole Pun
Lubheen Baghat
Xueyan Yang, PhD, Associate Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University
Robin Fitzsimons
Samah Hassan, MSc

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