Culham Lab Alumni ("Culhamni") and Genealogy

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Former Postdoctoral Fellows:

Kaitlin Laidlaw, PhD (BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Fellow, co-supervised with Mel Goodale, 2016-2019)
Now a Research Analyst with Libro Financial (London Canada)

Erez Freud, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow co-supervised with Marlene Behrmann, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015-2018)
Now an Assistant Professor at York University (Toronto, Canada)

Juan Chen, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow co-supervised with Mel Goodale, 2012-2018)
Now a Professor at South China Normal University

Lucilla Cardinali ,PhD. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2016)
Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova Italy

Jenni Karl, PhD. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015)
Now an Assistant Professor at Thompson Rivers University

Sara Fabbri, PhD. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2014)
Now an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen

Michael Barnett-Cowan, Ph.D. (Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-13) 
Now an Associate Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo

Jacqueline Snow, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2013)
Now an Associate Professor in Psychology at University of Nevada Reno

Stephanie Rossit, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011) 
Now a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia (U.K.)

Simona Monaco, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2010) 
Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento, Italy. 

John Zettel, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2008) 
Formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph

Jessica Witt, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007) 
Now a Professor at Colorado State University

Greg Kroliczak, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2006) 
Now an Associate Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland,

Anthony Singhal, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2006) 
Now an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta

Cristiana Cavina-Pratesi, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005) 
Formerly a Senior Lecturer at the University of Durham (U.K.)

Former Masters and PhD Students:

Laura Cabral, PhD (PhD student in Psychology, primary supervisor: Rhodri Cusack at Trinity College Dublin, 2013-2019)
Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pittsburgh
PhD thesis: The Origins and Development of Visual Categorization

Ben Chang (PhD candidate in Neuroscience, 2014-2018)
Now in sales at Info-Tech Research Group

Scott Macdonald, Ph.D (PhD student in Neuroscience, 2011-2017)
Now Commercial Director at Info-Tech Research Group
PhD Thesis: Characterizing Tool-Selective Areas with Human Neuroimaging

Alex Yan (Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience, 2013-2017) 
Now a medical student at Western

Teresa Figley, (née McAdam; Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience, 2010-2014) 
Now a research technician at University of Manitoba

Mark Daley, Ph.D. (did M.Sc. in Neuroscience during academic leave, 2010-2012)
Resumed position as Associate Professor in Computer Science

Joey Paciocco, M.Sc. (M.Sc. student in Neuroscience, 2010-2012)
Now an Administrative Officer for Research Development, Service & Ethics, Western University
Thesis: fMRI Reveals the Neural Correlated of Real and Pantomimed Tool Use in Humans

Jason Gallivan, Ph.D. (M.Sc. and Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, 2005-2011) 
Now an Assistant Professor at Queen's University
Ph.D. thesis: Decoding motor intentions from human brain activity

Kenneth Valyear, Ph.D. (Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, 2006-2010) 
Now a Lecturer at Bangor University, Wales
Ph.D. thesis: Perception Meets Action: fMRI and Behavioural Investigations of Human Tool Use.

Charlie Pettypiece (M.Sc. student in Neuroscience, 2008-2010) 
Now a Legal Counsel at Ontario Securities Commission
M.Sc. thesis: Kinematic properties of visually and haptically guided actions.

Simona Monaco, Ph.D. (visiting PhD scholar from Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bologna, 2005-2009) 
Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento, Italy. 
Ph.D. thesis: Contribution of visual and proprioceptive information to the precision of reaching movement.

Derek Quinlan, Ph.D. (M.Sc. and Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, 2001-2008) 
Now an Assistant Professor (Psychology) at Huron University College and a Research Technician at Western University
Ph.D. thesis: The kinematics of reach and grasp movements involving the mouth vs. external targets.

Yvonne Wong (Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, 2004-2008; primary supervisor: Tutis Vilis)
Now a Sessional Lecturer at Concordia University of Edmonton and Founder and CEO of Canada Neurotech
Ph.D. thesis: The role of temporal synchrony as a binding cue for visual persistence.

Former Research Assistants:

  • Tzu-Ching Chiang (2014-2015)

  • Lucia van Eimeren, (2010-2011), now a PhD student at University of Exeter

  • Teresa McAdam, M.Sc. (2006-2009), now a Research Technician at University of Manitoba

  • Kenneth Valyear, M.Sc. (2002-2005), now a Lecturer at Bangor University, Wales

  • Stacey Danckert (1999-2002), now Co-director at Waterloo Region Environmental Network and Finance Critic, Green Party of Ontario

Former Honours Students and Independent Study Students:

  • Romy Segall (Honours Student, Psychology, 2018-19), now a medical student at Dalhousie University

  • Cosette Leblanc (Honours Student, Psychology, 2018-19)

  • Ethan Poris (Honours Student, Psychology, 2018-19)

  • Sara Pac (Honours Student, Neuroscience, 2018-19)

  • Chuanheng “Henry” He (Honours Student, Computer Science, 2018-19)

  • Yijun He (Honours Student, Computer Science, 2018-19)

  • Judy Basmaji (Honours Student, Psychology, 2017-18), now a journalism student at Seneca College

  • Prajith Sivakumar (Honours Student, Biology, 2017-18)

  • Emma Bluemke (Honours Student, Medical Biophysics, 2016-17), now a Medical Physics PhD student at Oxford

  • Stephanie Schumacher (Honours Student, Psychology, 2016-17), now an optometry student at U Waterloo

  • Erin Walton-Ball (NSERC USRA Student, 2016-17), now an exchange student in Barcelona

  • Jenn Cooper (Honours Student, 2016-17), now a Psychometrist with Dr. Jeremy Frank and Associates

  • Alex Pearson (Scholar's Electives Student, 2014-16), now a medical student at University of Ottawa

  • Ashley Bramwell (Honours Student, 2013-14), now an Associate Media Buyer & Content Administration at Abundance Digital in Victoria BC

  • Leanne Zive (Independent Study Student, 2013-2014), now in dental school

  • Russell Yanofsky (Independent Study Student, 2013-2014), was a Master's student in Global Health at McMaster

  • Scott Squires (Honours Student and NSERC USRA Student, 2013-2014), now an MSc student in clinical psychology

  • Alan Osiovich (Honours Student, 2013-2014), now an occupational therapist

  • Daniella De Tina (Honours Student, 2011-2012), now in marketing

  • Alexandra Coros (Honours Student, 2010-2011), now an MBA student

  • Shaun Parekh (Honours Student, 2010-2011), now a lawyer

  • Debbie Boswell (Scholar's Electives Student, 2009-2011), now a Litigation Associate

  • Andrew Wojcik (Scholar's Elective Student, 2007-2008), now a QualityManager

  • Charlie Pettypiece (Independent Study Student, 2007-2008), now a lawyer

  • Martin Bauwens (Honours Student, 2006-2007), now a medical administrator

  • Jacqueline Corlett (Scholar's Elective Student, 2006), now a Pharmacist

  • Liam Kaufman (Honours Student, 2004-2005), now a software developer and entrepreneur

  • Arin Klug (Honours Student, 2003-2004), now a lawyer

  • Brendan Chapman (Honours Student, 2003-2004), now a Professor of Biomed Engineering, Centennial College

  • David Goodman (Honours Student, 2003-2004), now a teacher

  • Amanda Stiglick (Honours Student, 2002-2003), now a physician

Former Visiting Scholars:

  • Guy Rens, visiting PhD student from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2018)

  • Carol Coricelli, Visiting PhD student from SISSA, Trieste, Italy (2017)

  • Valentina Parma, Visiting postdoc from SISSA, Trieste, Italy (2016), now a postdoc at Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA) in Lisbon

  • Theresa Gerhard, Visiting PhD student from Justis-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany (2016)

  • Haleemah & Hameedah Ahmed, visiting students from the University of Bologna (2014)

  • Nichola Rice-Cohen, Visiting scholar from University of Durham, U.K., now a postdoc at Brandeis

  • Eris Chinellato, Visiting scholar from University of Castellon, Spain, now a lecturer at Middlesex University London, U.K.