2017-2018 Lab Members
2016-2017 Lab Members
2015-2016 Lab Members
Justin Carré, PhD
Dr. Carré received his Ph.D. in 2010 from Brock University in Canada under the mentorship of Dr. Cheryl McCormick. He went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Ahmad Hariri’s Laboratory of NeuroGenetics at Duke University where he examined the neural correlates of individual differences in human aggression. His research is dedicated toward detailing the complex neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying variation in human competitive and aggressive behaviour.
Triana L. Ortiz, BA (Hons), M.Ed Candidate
Triana graduated from Nipissing Universities Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. She started out as a volunteer in the lab before completed her undergraduate thesis with Dr.Carré. For her thesis project, she studied how psychopathic traits moderate the effect of testosterone on empathic abilities in men. Her research interest fall closely in line with Forensic Psychology and hopes to go onto grad school in the topic once she completes her Masters of Education at Nipissing. Triana is responsible for managing all students and research studies in the lab. When not in the lab, Triana is a dance teacher at a local dance studio.
Post Doctoral Fellows
Valentina Proietti, PhD
Valentina completed her PhD at the Univeristy of Milano-Bicocca, Italy under the mentorship of Dr.Viola Macchi Cassia and then completed a postdoc at Brock University, working with Dr.Cathy Mondlock. During her doctoral and postdoctoral work, she conducted research on how experience at different times during development (i.e: infancy, childhood, adulthood, and older adulthood) affects our face processing ability (e.g: our ability to recognize individual’s personality traits. Here in the SNE lab she will examine the role of social/contextual factors in promoting dehumanization of same-sex or opposite-sex interaction partners. She will also examine the extent to which similar social/contextual factors modulate basic face processing abilities. Finally, she will utilize pharmacological challenge approaches to examine the role of testosterone in modulating face processing abilities.
Shawn Geniole, PhD
Shawn is currently a visiting Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, working on several collaborative projects at Nipissing University and the University of Vienna. He will be investigating the role of testosterone in promoting prosocial and antisocial behaviours, and how the strength and direction of these relationships may change depending on social factors such as an individual’s perceived or actual social status within society or their social group. His research approach incorporates techniques from experimental economics, social psychology, and psychopharmacology.
Current Honours Thesis Students
Nicole is currently completing her BSc Honours Specialization in Psychology and minoring in biology. She is interested in the biological aspect of neuroendocrinology and intends to perform her thesis in the lab. She is volunteering in the lab to gain research experience for when she completes her thesis in the lab. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys yoga and baking.
Kendra is in her second year of the BSc Psychology program, working towards receiving a neuroscience certificate. She is interested research applicable to clinical psychology and medicine. In addition her interests include the treatment and underlying mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. Kendra is currently volunteering in the lab to gain research experience for when she completes her thesis in the lab.
Brittney is currently enrolled in a BA with honours specialization in psychology and a minor in sociology. She is working towards pursuing a master’s degree in applied social psychology. Some of her research interests include psychopathology, social psychology and specifically the relationship between testosterone and mating. She is currently volunteering in the lab to gain research experience and work towards her thesis next year. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and painting.
Charlotte is currently completing her fourth year of her BA with honours specialization in psychology and concurrent education. Her research interests lie primarily in social behaviour, and how hormone levels fluctuate over time as a result of changes the social environment. She is currently working in the lab to gain research experience and complete her undergraduate thesis. As a hobby outside of school, Charlotte plays the tuba in the local concert band.
Caelan is in his second year of the BA Honours Specialization in Psychology, as well as pursuing a minor in Sociology. He is interested in studying interactions between individuals and groups. Caelan is currently volunteering in the lab to gain research experience for when he completes his thesis in the lab.
Nadia is a third year student in the BA Honours Specialization in Psychology program. She is interested in personality and the relationship between hormones and social interactions. Nadia is in her second year of volunteering in the lab and is volunteering to gain research experience for when she completes her thesis in the lab. Nadia is currently also working in the lab as a recruiter for all the studies undergo.
Erin is a recent graduated from the Concurrent Education program with double major in Psychology and Geography in 2017. She is volunteering as a research assistant in the lab to gain more hands on research experience before applying to Graduate Sschool. Outside of the lab, Erin works full time as a dance teacher at a local dance studio in Sturgeon Falls and volunteers/works with special needs children in the community.
Thelor is a third year student in BA honours Specialization in Psychology with a minor in English and concurrent education. She is currently a research assistant in the SNE lab. She’s interested in how hormones can affect various behaviours and is excited to be able to gain the lab experience needed in order to do my fourth year thesis. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and binge watching Disney movies.
Chad is a second year student in the Nursing program here at Nipissing. He is very passionate about medicine and is aspiring to become a medical student.Chad began volunteering in the lab last year for research experience and to also gain knowledge in a different field of work. His personal interests include cycling, spending time with his friends, traveling and enjoys all the sleep he can get.
Jessica is currently enrolled in her third year of the BSc Psychology program, with a minor in biology. She is volunteering in the lab to gain hands-on experience with research methods as she plans to do a thesis in her fourth year. Her interests include clinical psychology, psychopathology, and medicine. Following her undergrad she wants to attend medical school to be a psychiatrist. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her cat and hiking.
Rachael is in her third year of her BA Honours Specialization in Psychology with Concurrent Education and a minor in Human Geography. She is primarily interested in educational psychology and social psychology, and is volunteering in the lab as a Research Assistant to gain extra research experience in preparation for her thesis next year. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys dancing, yoga, and spending time outdoors
Kimberly Gilbert, Completed BA at Nipissing University 2017
Emily Jeanneault, Completed BA at Nipissing University 2017
Jessica Ibey, Completed BA at Nipissing University 2017
Brian M. Bird, Completed MA at Laurentian University, 2016
–Currently a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University
Nathan Olmstead, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2016
–Currently MA student in Political Science and Government at Brock University
Erika Ruddick, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2016
Rachel Norman, Research Assistant in SNE, 2013-2015
–Lab Instructor for Intro Psychology, Nipissing University
Zach Root, Research Assistant in SNE, 2015-2016
–Graduate Student, Kinesiology, Brock University
Ben Moreau, NOHFC Intern/Lab Manger in SNE, 2014-2015
–Medical Student, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Amy Hatcher, Research Assistant in SNE, 2014-2015
–Graduate Student, Western University
Valeska Cid Jobré, Visiting scholar in SNE, 2015
–Graduate Student, University of Chile
Amber Videto, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2016
Taylor-Rae Cote, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2016
Meghan McLaren, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2016
Brandy Labine, Completed BA at Nipissing University, 2015
Keith Welker, Completed Ph.D. at Wayne State University, 2014
–Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Stefan Goetz, MA student at Wayne State University, 2012-2013
–PhD student at Wayne State University
Lingfei Tang, MA student at Wayne State University, 2012-2013
–PhD student at Wayne State University
Eric Fuller, Completed Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2015
–Lecturer, University of Michigan, Dearborn