University of British Columbia
2021: Ishmam Bhuiyan: “Understanding prefrontal cortex and the cognitive abilities that depend on it, including environmental and biological factors that affect them” (Integrated Sciences 448)
2021: April Hwang: “Understanding executive functions, what impairs them, and how to improve them” (Psychiatry 550A)
2020: Elena Klimova: “Added benefit to executive functions of parent involvement in an El Sistema music program” (Undergraduate Honors Thesis) [but due to COVID-19 couldn’t do the study during winter 2020-21 as planned]
2019: Iris Xie: (Psychiatry 488)
2019: Tisha Dasgupta: (Integrated Sciences Course 448)
2018-19: Ava Daeipour: “Potential sex differences in the effects of mild stress on executive function” (Behavioural Neuroscience: Psychiatry 488)
2016-17: Nicole Hemphill: “On the effects of joy and effects of stress on executive functions and health” (Psychiatry 366)
2016: Andi Zhang, pre-med undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University: “Possible benefits of familiar music or familiar poetry and/or stories for adults experiencing some cognitive decline" project
2016: Moza Dole, Psychology student: (Cognitive Systems COGS 402)
2013-16: Samuel Leutheusser, Chemistry & Physics student: "Effects of stopping physical exercise for only one week on executive functions" (Science One)
2014-16: Sophia Lee, Integrated Sciences student: “Sex differences in the effects of stress on cognition“ (Integrated Sciences Course 448)
2013-16: Patricia Angkiriwang, Biophysics student: “Effects of aerobic exercise on the cognitive functions dependent on prefrontal cortex and frontal lobes” (Science One)
2016: Shahab Zareyan: “COMT genotype differences in the effect of stress on executive functions.” First author on the 2020 paper in Cerebral Cortex (Undergraduate Honours Thesis)
2015: Shahab Zareyan, Integrated Science program: taught him on basic neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neurophysiology of prefrontal cortex
2014: Sophia Lee, Integrated Science student” “On differences by genotype and sex in the effects of stress recognition” (Integrated Sciences Course 448)
2014: Mark Bichin, Psychology student: “On differences by genotype and sex in the effects of stress recognition” (entirely different topic than with Sophia) (Integrated Sciences Course 448)
2013-14: Andy Wright, Biochemistry student: "An effect of inhibitory load in children while keeping working memory load constant" (Undergraduate Honors Thesis.) First author on the resulting 2014 paper in Frontiers in Psychology.
2010-12: Nancy Wang, Physiology & Computer Science student: “Developmental progression on the Flanker test of selective attention throughout childhood” Co-author on paper in prep.
2007-08: Nancy Yu, Psychology student: “Is the Simon Effect attenuated in skilled pianists?"
2006-07: James Choi, Genetics student: “What underlies negative priming?”
2006-07: Cynda Ashton, Psychology student: “Development of aspects of self-regulation in 4 year olds”