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 human diversity, which includes normal variations in social learning and extends to the range of social difficulties seen in many psychiatric disorders. I have conducted studies within and across numerous countries, including Germany, Italy, Japan, Nepal, and numerous others. My research methods include neuroimaging, genetics and epigenetics, classical behavioral experiments, cultural consensus analysis, and human lifespan development approaches.
I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and received two of the nation’s most respected scholarships - the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR) and the Tomlinson/Lloyd Carr-Harris Medical Fellowship (McGill Medicine). The majority of my research was conducted at the Douglas Mental Health Institute and through the FPR-UCLA-McGill Program in Cultural Psychiatry. I also hold an M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience and a clinical M.Sc. in Transcultural Mental Health.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track equivalent) at the Cognitive Science Program at Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark). The majority of my research is conducted through the Interacting Minds Center (IMC).