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I am an award-winning, early-career neuroscientist who studies how the social environment shapes human behaviors and brain processes. My primary focus is on psychiatric disorders and I have conducted patient studies within and across numerous countries. My research includes neuroimaging, genetics and epigenetics and lifespan development studies.

I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University (to be conferred June 2018), and have received two of the most respected scholarships - the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR) and the Tomlinson/Lloyd Carr-Harris Medical Fellowship (McGill Medicine). I also hold an M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience and a clinical M.Sc. in Transcultural Mental Health. The majority of my current research is conducted at the Douglas Mental Health Institute and through the FPR-UCLA-McGill Program in Cultural Psychiatry.