Post Doctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Bakhtiari, Reyhaneh
Research Associate - Psychology Science

Email: reyhaneh@ualberta.ca

Bohn, Linzy

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: linzy@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Roger Dixon

Office: BS-P306, (780) 492-7602

Research Activities: Dr. Linzy Bohn’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is held in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and supported by a partnership between Alberta Innovates and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Bohn is conducting research with Professor Roger Dixon and colleagues in the CCNA, as well as other local, national, and international collaborators. The research emphasizes the application of data-driven analytics (e.g., machine learning) to large-scale longitudinal studies and other databases of human brain/cognitive aging and neurodegeneration (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). The overarching aims are to advance research integrating multiple modalities of Alzheimer’s biomarkers (e.g., genetic, metabolic, imaging), morbidities (e.g., frailty), risk factors (e.g., health, functional, lifestyle), and demographics (e.g., sex, gender) in the precision prediction of differential aging trajectories and clinical outcomes (e.g., dementia).

Jones, John

(PhD, Tulane University)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: jajones1@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Chris Sturdy

Office: BS-P557

Research Activities: Dr. Jones is a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary biologist working in the Songbird Neuroethology Lab, headed by Dr. Chris Sturdy. His main research interests are in understanding the adaptive significance and functionality of various modes by which animals communicate (i.e., birdsong and plumage coloration). In particular, his research often focuses on understanding these traits from the female perspective; like their flashy male counterparts, female animals often communicate via the same mechanisms for the same function, but our collective understanding of how these traits evolve is limited. While at SNL, Dr. Jones serves as a mentor to the various projects carried out by current graduate and undergraduate students, including aiding in the conception of research projects, maintaining and overseeing day-to-day operations within the lab, and guiding students how to effectively present their work in written (e.g., peer-reviewed publication) and oral (e.g., scientific conference) formats. Finally, Dr. Jones is passionate about increasing equity and inclusivity in science and public outreach.

Personal Website: johnajones.wordpress.com

McFall, Georgia
Research Associate - Psychology Science

Email: gmcfall@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Roger Dixon

Office: BS-P557

Research Activities: My research seeks to distinguish specific modifiable risk factors associated with different neurocognitive phenotypes and the specific populations (e.g., sex, genotype) that might benefit from intervention protocols. I am interested in sex and gender differences as they relate to risk and protection factors, omics technologies, and conversion to (or differentiation among) other neurodegenerative diseases. My expertise includes management of large-scale data sets and analyses of longitudinal data using structural equation modeling, data-driven, and machine learning technologies.

Redden, RJ

(PhD, Dalhousie University)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: rredden@ualberta.ca

Supervisors: Dana Hayward & Kyle Mathewson


Research Activities:
Researcher in cognitive neuroscience, designing experiments, collecting data, managing and analyzing datasets, writing up reports for publication, and training other lab members.

Whittaker, Ben

(PhD, Swansea University)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: bawhitta@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Lauren Guillette

Office: BS-P108J

Research Activities: Design and implement projects in the Animal Cognition Research Group in consultation with Dr. Guillette and other research collaborators. Assist in overseeing research of students and other personnel, while managing day-to-day operation of the laboratory. Analyze and interpret data to disseminate findings in meetings, seminars and conferences. Assist in preparing publications and grant applications, and engage in public outreach with diverse audiences.