Student Supervision


I have supervised 35 students while they worked on my research projects or developed their own.

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Adali Martinez 2009-2010
BA Neuroscience (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Adali contributed to the data collection to build a National brain and genetic database entitled “Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition and Genetics (PING)” at the Kennedy Krieger Institute under the supervision of Daina Crafa, while an undergraduate student at the Johns Hopkins University. She is now a medical student at the University of California San Francisco where she is pursuing a dual MD, MPH in conjunction with the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health.

 

Ambra Agostini 2012-2013
MSc Neuroscience (University of Trento-Rovereto, Italy)
Ambra substantially contributed to two cross-cultural studies of children with autism, one using eye-tracking (Italian and Japanese) and one behavioral (Italian and German).

 

Amy Faby 2007-2009
BA Psychology (St. Mary’s College, USA)

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Angela Shen 2015-present
BA Psychology & International Development (McGill University, Canada)
Angela assistants on behavioral and neuroimaging projects investigating the effects of social interaction on adaptation, cultural values, and self-construal (using the “Sasta paradigm”), in normal and patient samples. She is in her final year of her undergraduate studies at McGill, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Cognitive Neuroscience to illuminate the relationship between culture, perception, and cognitive style. Outside of the lab, she loves to practice yoga, sing and play piano, read political philosophy and graphic novels.

Caitlin Stoddart 2014-2016
BSc Neuroscience (McGill University, Canada)
During her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at McGill University, Caitlin worked on several behavioral and EEG paradigms and contributed substantially to the design of an fMRI project investigating social adaptability. She is currently completing graduate studies in Family Medicine at McGill, specializing in Bioethics.

 

Christina Buettne 2012
MSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

 

Cindy Xueyi Wu 2016-present
BSc Cognitive Science (McGill University, Canada)

Elif Ezgi Aksulu 2015-2016
BA Psychology (McGill University, Canada)
Elif assisted with the recruitment and behavioral testing of a social adaptability paradigm using Francophone participants.  

 

Erica Master 2012
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

 

Eva Hecker 2012
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

GanZhen Liang 2015 CEGEP Health Sciences (College Jean-de-Brebeuf) While studying in Science de la Nature at College Jean-de-Brebeuf, GanZhen assisted on three projects: one EEG project studying the effects of social priming, a second EEG project studying the effects of social information, and periodically helped administer a social priming (“Sasta paradigm”). As a research assistant, she recruited participants, prepared questionnaires and helped with EEGs setup. She is now a first year student in Medecin at University of Montreal.

GanZhen Liang 2015
CEGEP Health Sciences (College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Canada)
While studying in Science de la Nature at College Jean-de-Brebeuf, GanZhen assisted on three projects: one EEG project studying the effects of social priming, a second EEG project studying the effects of social information, and periodically helped administer a social priming (“Sasta paradigm”). As a research trainee, she recruited participants, prepared questionnaires and helped with EEGs setup. She is now a first year student in Medicine at University of Montreal.

 

Hanna Koß 2011
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

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Janine Lin 2009-2010
BA Psychology (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Janine studied correlated molecular and behavioral targets in children with Fragile X (with and without ASD), compared to typically developing controls as an undergraduate student in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. She is now a healthcare benefits consultant at Fidelity Investments.

 

Jenny Tiyani Wang 2009-2010
BSc Biomedical Engineering (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

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Joanna Liu 2016-present
BA Psychology (McGill University, Canada)
As a senior undergraduate at McGill University, Joanna worked on a patient-control cohort of Francophone participants using a behavioral priming paradigm ("Sasta paradigm"). After graduation, she aims to promote and support mental health and pursue a career in clinical research. She is additionally interested in eHealth innovation to forge strong partnerships with patients and families.

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Joanna Pineda 2014-2015
BSc Biology & Computer Science (McGill University, Canada)
Joanna worked on a project investigating the effects of context on facial emotion recognition . She is now working on epidemiology and cardiology-related research in the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre at Glen Hospital site. She is investigating the genetics behind diseases through a computational approach. Find out more on her website: http://joannapineda.me/  

 

Joshua Schiff 2014-2016
BSc Physiology (McGill University, Canada)
Josh worked closely with Daina to develop the behavioral script, pilot testing and initial testing of Anglophone Canadians for the “Sasta paradigm”.  This project would not have been possible without him.

 

Kai Preuß 2011
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Kai helped with a behavioral study of autistic children. He is currently finishing his Master's degree in Cognitive Science in Freiburg.

Kayla Marcali-Morency 2016-present BA Anthropology (McGill University)  Kayla worked on the Sasta behavioral paradigm. She is continuing her Bachelor's studies in anthropology at McGill University. 

Kayla Marcali-Morency 2016-present
BA Anthropology (McGill University, Canada) 
Kayla worked on the Sasta behavioral paradigm. She is continuing her Bachelor's studies in anthropology at McGill University. 

Kristina Goerlitz 2011-2012 & 2016
BSc Psychology  (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Kristina has been a student supervised by Daina twice. She worked on an autism behavioral paradigm as a Bachelor's student in Psychology at the University of Osnabrück (Osnabrück, Germany). In line with this experience, she has worked on a social adaptability paradigm as a volunteer at McGill University's Douglas Institute (Montreal, Canada). She aims to obtain a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and to continue studying the role of cultural and social factors on the lifelong acquisition of an individual's personal competencies. Another interest of hers is to study traditional approaches towards mental health across cultures potentially complementing our current understanding of psychological functioning.

 

Kristina Kulbrock 2011
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

 

Lena Xue Ying Gu 2014-2015
BA Psychology (McGill University, Canada)

 

Lilly Dawlat El-Said 2015-2016
BA Psychology (McGill University, Canada)

 

Marina Palma Lima 2009-2010
BSc Neuroscience (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

 

Mary Clarke 2009-2010
BSc Neuroscience (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Michelle Miakouchkine 2016
BA & Sc Cognitive Science (McGill University, Canada)
Michelle completed a Bachelor's of Arts & Science at McGill in Cognitive Neuroscience. She assisted with patient recruitment. Her main area of interest is on the role of Neuroscience in the development of Education. She also wishes to pursue Mental Health research and authorship. Michelle is currently completing a graduate degree at Birkbeck, University of London (UK).

 

Morrison van Zalk 2012
BSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

Nele Erkens 2011-2012
MSc Clinical Psychology (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Nele worked on a behavioral paradigm with autistic children as a Masters student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Osnabrück. She is now a psychotherapist and research assistant for psychotherapy efficacy studies at the University of Luebeck.

Oliver Shih-Hsio Huang 2016-present BSc Cognitive Science (McGill University) Oliver is currently an undergraduate student in Cognitive Science at McGill University. He is working on two projects, an EEG experiment studying social interactions in Chinese culture and a behavioral experiment investigating social adaptability after immigration. He plans to pursue in the field of Social Cognition.

Oliver Shih-Hsio Huang 2016-present
BSc Cognitive Science (McGill University, Canada)
Oliver is currently an undergraduate student in Cognitive Science at McGill University. He is working on two projects, an EEG experiment studying social interactions in Chinese culture and a behavioral experiment investigating social adaptability after immigration. He plans to pursue graduate studies in the field of Social Cognition.

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Priscille-Nice Sanon 2014-2015
BSc Psychology & Sociology (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Priscille worked on the influence of context on ambiguous emotion perception. She is now doing her master in Pharmacoepidemiology at Laval University. 

Svetlana Komarova 2016-present
BA Anthropology (McGill University, Canada)
Svetlana is currently pursuing a bachelor in Anthropology with a focus on Chinese culture and history. After completing her B.A., she plans to continue studies in intercultural communications.

 

Tashana Carty 2010
MSc Public Health (University of Florida, USA)

Veronica He 2014-2015
BA Business (McGill University, Canada)
Veronica contributed substantially to behavioral and EEG study of social adaptability ("Sasta paradigm") with native Chinese participants. She helped adapt the study to Chinese culture, translate study materials into Mandarin, recruit participants and collect initial project data. She is completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Statistics at McGill University. Upon graduation, she will begin a professional career in finance.

Willa Voorhies 2016-present BSc Psychology (McGill University) Willa worked on two social context fMRI and EEG studies involving patient and student cohorts (including the “Sasta paradigm”). She also worked on the comparison between Native French and French-Canadian performance on the Sasta behavioral paradigm. Willa is now lab manager studying cognitive flexibility at the University of Miami.

Willa Voorhies 2015-2016
BA Psychology (McGill University, Canada)
Willa contributed substantially to two social context EEG studies involving patient and student cohorts (including the “Sasta paradigm”), and she also assisted with fMRI data collection. She investigated cultural values of French-Canadians using a behavioral paradigm and structured ethnography. Willa is now lab manager studying cognitive flexibility at the University of Miami.

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Youyi Wang 2016-present
BSc Psychology (McGill University, Canada)
Youyi is currently assisting with a social neuroscience project studying adaptability after immigration. She is hoping to get more involved in research in the field of neuroscience and pursue a career as a psychologist in the future.