Andrea Protzner

(Lab Director)


Hongye Wang

(PhD Student, 2016 - Present, Masters Student, 2014 - 2016)

Hongye is a first year PhD student, having recently completed her Master's degree with the Brain Dynamics Lab.  She is interested in brain dynamics explored by functional neuroimaging data such as EEG and fMRI.  Her Master's work focused on investigating the effect of Scrabble expertise on healthy brain aging.


Alison Heard

(PhD Student, 2014 - Present)

Ali is a PhD candidate co-supervised by Dr. Penny Pexman in the Language Processing Lab. Her
research focuses on investigating the role of motor information and she is currently using EEG
to study how task demands modulate this process. In her spare time she likes to read, be outdoors with her dog, and do pretty amazing Donald Duck impressions.


Julie Aitken


(Masters Student, 2016 - Present)

As a geophysicist, Julie Aitken brings a wealth of experience in terms of the processing and interpretation of geophysical data from seismic exploration across western Canada, to ground penetrating radar surveys conducted at a number of Maya ruins in Belize, Central America.

Her Master’s research, co-supervised by Elise Fear, will entail the development of geophysical signal processing and analytic tools to provide more effective information extraction from EEG recordings, specifically addressing brain variability.


Maria Taylor

(Masters Student, 2017 - Present)

Maria is in the first year of her Master's program. Her Master's research will involve the investigation of resting state brain patterns using fMRI, in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. She is hoping to figure out how brain network properties and age affect treatment response.

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Matt Szostakiwskyj

(Research Analyst, 2017 - Present)

Matt is studying how brain network dynamics change in the context of expertise and neurological disorders. He has a Master's degree in Evolutionary Biology, and a flair for graphic design - he expertly Photoshopped all the sassy signs around the lab.


Sofia Van Hees - (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2017)

Jessie Hart Szostakiwskyj - (Masters Student, 2014 - 2016, Research Assistant 2013 - 2014)

Katelyn Larson - (Research Assistant, 2016 - 2017)

Keelin Rivard - (Masters Student, 2014 - 2016)

Sabine Seyffarth(Masters Student, 2012 - 2014)

Stephanie Willatt - (Research Assistant, 2015 - 2016, Undergraduate Honours Student, 2014 - 2015)

Bijan Mohammed - (Undergraduate Honours student, 2015 - 2016)

James Lu - (Research Assistant, 2014 - 2015, Undergraduate Honours Student, 2013 - 2014)

Soyee Chu - (Undergraduate Honours Student, 2014 - 2015)

Carolyn Dvorack - (Undergraduate Honours Student, 2013 - 2014)

Kaia Myers-Stewart - (Research Assistant, 2014, Undergraduate Summer Student, 2013, 2014)

Kim Mikalson - (Undergraduate Honours Student, 2012 - 2013, Research Assistant 2014)

James Campbell - (Undergraduate Honours Student 2012 - 2013)

Henrik Enders - (PhD Student - Extra to thesis project, 2013 - 2014)



Signe Bray, Department of Radiology, University of Calgary

Filomeno Cortese, Seaman Family MR Research Centre, University of Calgary

Giuseppe Iaria, Neurolab, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Natalia Jaworska, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Natasa Kovacevic, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre

Mary Pat McAndrews, Neuropsychology, University Health Network

Anthony Randal McIntosh, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre

Penny Pexman, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Peter Sargious, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary