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Curriculum Vitae


Present Position


International Max Planck Research School, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany




M.Sc. , Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Supervisor: Timothy Murphy

Thesis: "Optical probing of hemodynamic responses in vivo with Channelrhodopsin-2"


Directed Studies in Anthropology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Supervisor: Ranald Donaldson 

Major research paper: “Mechanisms of energy dissipation in cortical bone” 


Canada-Europe Initiative in Health Promotion and Advanced Learning Project (CEIHPAL) internship,

Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens


B.Sc. Biology Honours with Distinction, University of Victoria

Supervisor: Perry Howard 

Thesis: “Characterising the role of ephrin A1 in a cervical cancer cell line”


Scholarships and Awards


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral)

2009 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's) 
2008-2010 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Program in Neurobiology and Behaviour Scholarship
2007 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Master's) (Declined)
2005 President's Scholarship, University of Victoria
2005 Pearse Biology Scholarship, University of Victoria
2004 Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarship, University of Victoria


Teaching Experience


Summer Program in Neuroscience course, Canadian Stroke Network Trainee Association: Laser speckle and intrinsic optical imaging 


14th Annual Live Cell Microscopy Course (University of British Columbia): Laser speckle imaging