Post Doctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Bakhtiari, Reyhaneh
Research Associate - Psychology Science

Email: reyhaneh@ualberta.ca

Bohn, Linzy
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).

Cooke, Eric
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Arts

Email: emcooke@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Yao Zheng

Office: BS-P350

Research Activities: Coordinate research projects that investigate adolescents’ and young adults’ daily experiences and well‐being. Primary responsibilities include overseeing project progress, conduct data analysis; preparing conference presentations and scientific manuscript writing for publication in peer‐reviewed journals, and supervising research assistants.

Freas, Cody
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: freas@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Marcia Spetch

Office: BS-P438

Research Activities: Conduct collaborative research with Dr. Spetch, analyze and publish previously collected data, and write a review paper.

Gui, Jingjing
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Arts

Email: jgui@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Kim Noels

Office: BS-P565

Research Activities: The majority of Dr. Gui’s time is spent conducting her own program of research. Conduct collaborative research with Dr. Noels and other postdoctoral trainees and graduate students on Dr. Noel’s SSHRC-funded program of research, “The Acculturation Dynamics of Language and Ethnic Identity Development Among Immigrants to Canada”, as well as other projects relevant to her research area. Assist with research activities, research dissemination through professional publications and academic journals, and knowledge translation and mobilization. Assist with mentoring of undergraduate and junior graduate lab members.

McFall, Georgia
Research Associate - Psychology Science

Email: gmcfall@ualberta.ca

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
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: rredden@ualberta.ca

Supervisors: Dana Hayward & Kyle Mathewson

Office: BS-P565

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

Taihk, Alexander
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Arts

Email: taikh@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Christina Gagne, Tom Spalding

Office: BS-P569

Research Activities: Read background literature, design studies and apply for ethics approval for studies, collect data and help supervise undergrad students in independent studies. Analyze and code data write-up data for publication in topics related to work in Dr’s. Spalding & Gagne lab.

Whittaker, Ben
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science

Email: bawhitta@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Lauren Guillette

Office: BS-P108J

Areas of Research: 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.

Xu, Jingyi
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Arts

Email: jxu19@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Yao Zheng

Research Activities: Data analysis, manuscript writing, conference presentation, student mentoring, and data collection management.