Post Doctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Bakhtiari, Reyhaneh
Research Associate - Psychology Science


Bohn, Linzy

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science


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).

Whittaker, Ben

(PhD, Swansea University)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Science


Supervisor: Lauren Guillette

Office: BS-P108J

Research Activities: Dr. Ben Whittaker is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Animal Cognition Research Group, led by Dr. Lauren Guillette. Ben is interested in how among-individual variation (i.e. personality) intersects with cognition (acquiring, processing, storing, and recalling information). They are also interested in how individual bias influences decision-making, and studying cognitive processes through using animal architecture (i.e. bird nests). Ben is intrigued by questions like: Do individuals with different personalities use the same information in different ways? At what point (if any) do heavily-bias individuals change their decisions? Ben mentors research students in the ACRG and assists with lab management. They also sit on Department and EDI committees.