Team

Sarah Lippé, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Department, University of Montreal, Scientist CHU Sainte-Justine

sarah.lippe@umontreal.ca

Online Resume

Biography

Dr. Lippé completed a master's degree in neuropsychology and a Ph.D in neuropsychology in clinical and research at the University of Montreal. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at the Commissariat de l’Énergie Atomique (France) as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care (Toronto).


Her research program aims to better understand the cerebral and cognitive development of children and infants. Dr. Lippé is specifically interested in learning mechanisms adopted by healthy children and children with various types of developmental disorders The research methods used are varied and noninvasive (EEG, eye tracking, neuropsychology, observations, structural and functional MRI).

Charles-Olivier Martin, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator in Clinical Neuroscience

charles-olivier.martin@umontreal.ca

Biography

Charles-Olivier Martin completed, in 2016, a Ph D in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montréal in the field of neuroimaging, cognitive aging and written comprehension with Dre Bernadette Ska. Following his Ph D, he collaborated with Dr Yves Joanette and Dre Ana Inés Ansaldo’s team on the development of the i-MEL fr (computerized Montreal Language Evaluation, French version). He is the main author of the four written and oral comprehension tasks. This tablet based application is destined to be used by francophone speech therapists, and will allow them to evaluate the language and communication of patients with neurological impairment. Since 2017, he is a research coordinator in clinical neuroscience at CHU Sainte-Justine in Dr Sébastien Jacquemont and Dre Sarah Lippé’s research teams. He is responsible for the coordination and development of phenotyping projects in neurodevelopment disorders. He manages the research teams and is responsible for collecting the study data for the following projects: investigation of genomic disorders and single nucleotide variants associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, Metformin’s pharmaceutical trial in a Fragile-X population, Q1K project (recruitment and phenotyping of one thousand Quebec families with an autistic member) and the effects of genomic variants (16p and 22q) on neurobehavioral outcomes.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • CRIUGM 30th anniversary scholarship in 2012 (8000$)
  • Thesis redaction Scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine in 2012 (3500$)
  • J.A.-De-Sève excellence Scholarship in 2011 (6000$)
  • Dean’s Honor list for academic excellence in 2010
  • Ph D scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine in 2010 (3500$)
  • FORMSAV scholarship, Quebec Research Network on Aging in 2010 (6000$)
  • Graduate studies scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine, supporting transition to graduate studies in 2010 (5000$)
  • COPSE excellence prize, Written report quality in 2010 (500$)
  • COPSE internship scholarship in 2009 (4251$)
  • Canada Millennium excellence Scholarship, academic excellence and community involvement in 2008 (4000$)

Inga Sophia Knoth, M.Sc.

Research coordinator

IngaSophia.Knoth@gmail.com

Biography

After completing a bachelor’s program in psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, Inga completed a Master's degree in experimental neuropsychology at the University of Montréal under the supervision of Dr. Lippé (2014). The subject of her Master's thesis were event-related potential alterations in a population affected by intellectual disability. She continues to investigate the link between neuronal suppression and intellectual functioning, and is working on several publications on this subjet. 

 

Currently, Inga is working as research coordinator for the NED lab with a specialization in electroencephalography (EEG). She is responsible for the technical equipment (EEG, eye tracking, cameras, stimulation and analysis tools) and assures that testings run smoothly. She works on several projects in the lab as well as on collaborations with other researchers. She helps students with building their tasks, testing and EEG as well as statistical analysis. She also fullfills organisational and administrative tasks in the lab. 

 

Grants, awards and scholarships:

  • Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada (PI : Sarah Lippé, Sébastien Jacquemont), June 2015, 15 000$
  • Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation (PI: Sarah Lippé), 2012, 2 renewals, total amount 85 000$
  • Excellence prize, poster presentation, 28th annual Conference of Graduate and Post-Graduate students of the UHC Sainte- Justine research Center, May 2013, 250$
  • Excellence scholarship of German Academic Scholarship Foundation («Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes »), September 2011 – August 2013, 10 500$
  • Excellence scholarship German Academic Exchange Service (« Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst », DAAD) pour étudier au Canada, September 2011 – August 2013, 36 000$
  • International Fee excemption scholarship awarded by the government of Québec, September 2011 – April 2012, 13 500$

Marc-Philippe Lafontaine, M.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

marc.philippe.lafontaine@umontreal.ca

Biography

After his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Montreal (2010), Marc completed a master’s degree in experimental neuropsychology under Dr. Lippé’s supervision. Since then, his research interests generally focus on the neuronal mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Notably, he has completed work on the prefrontal cortex’s influence on visual encoding using electroencephalography (EEG) in healthy adults. Marc is presently a doctoral student in the scientist-practitioner neuropsychology program at the University of Montreal. Marc’s current work focuses on the development of visual associative memory in healthy infants and those with a history of febrile seizures, using EEG. 

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • FRQS doctoral training award 
  • Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and Foundation of Stars scholarship
  • Excellence award, poster presentation, 28th annual Conference of graduate and post-graduate students of the UHC Sainte-Justine Research Center

Aubrée Boulet-Craig, M.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

aubree.boulet-craig@umontreal.ca

Biography

Aubrée Boulet-Craig has completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. During these studies, she worked as a research assistant in the Laboratoire de recherche sur le bien-être des familles, the Laboratoire de psychophysiologie sociale and at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec. Thereafter, she completed a Master’s degree in research in neuropsychology with honors under the supervision of Dre Sarah Lippé. Her research interest was the relation between cerebral activity related to visual short-term memory and mathematical abilities. Currently, Aubrée Boulet-Craig is a Ph.D. student in neuropsychology (research/intervention). She is interested in cognitive difficulties caused by leukemia treatments during childhood. She is interested in visual short-term memory (VSTM) and performance in mathematics. She studies VSTM using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and diffusion resonance magnetic imaging (dMRI).

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Ph.D. Scholarship, Cole Foundation, July 2016-2018
  • Prize for best poster presentation, 24th annual CERNEC scientific day, St-Sauveur, Qc, Canada, March 2016

Valérie Côté, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

valerie.cote.14@umontreal.ca

Biography

Valérie Côté completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in research and intervention at University Laval (Québec). She is currently a PhD student in research and intervention (option in clinical neuropsychology) at University of Montreal.

She has worked in Quebec and Bolivia with individuals with intellectual disability. Valérie is interested in cerebral plasticity which may explain cognitive and behavioural difficulties in populations with intelectual disability. She investigates the underlying mechanisms of learning in intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. The ultimate goal is to have a better understanding of the specific traits of every syndrome. This will lead to the development of specifically adapted interventions, which will allow affected individuals to develop their full potential in society.

 

Awards ans scholarships

  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies Scholarship (FRQNT) 2017-2019
  • Jean-Marc Chevrier Scholarship, Psychology departement, Université de Montréal, december 2016-2017
  • Departemental Scholarship, Psychology departement, Université de Montréal, january to march 2015
  • Direct access to PhD Scholarship, Faculté des études supérieures et post-doctorales de l’Université de Montréal (FESP), september 2014-2017
  • Honourable mention from the dean of the Social Sciences’ faculty, University Laval, 2011 and 2012

Fanny Thebault-Dagher, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

fanny.thebault-dagher@umontreal.ca

Biography

Fanny Thébault-Dagher completed her B.Sc. in Honors Psychology from University of Montreal in April 2014. During this period, she worked as a research assistant at the Laboratory for education on schizophrenia and psychoses oriented to intervention and recovery, at the Laboratoire de conduite automobile and at the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory ABCs. She also worked at the Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté with children who suffer from intellectual disabilities. Fanny began her Ph.D (Research / Intervention, Neuropsychology) with Dr. Lippé in 2014. As such, she is studying stress reactivity and cognitive development in children with a history of Febrile Seizures.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Undergraduate Student Research Awards, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May 2013, 4 500$
  • Master's Award A grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), September 2014-2015, 17 500$
  • Prize from the Faculty of graduate and postgraduate studies at University of Montreal (FESP) for the best oral presentation at the 24e Journée scientifique du Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition (CERNEC), March 2016, 500$
  • Scholarships for students fast-tracking to a doctorate, FESP, September 2014-2017, 10 000$ / year
  • Master’s Training Award, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S), September 2015-2017, 14 500$ / year
  • Doctoral Training Award, FRQ-S (offer declined)
  • Doctoral Research Award, CIHR, September 2017-2020, 30 000$ / year

Julie Laniel, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - research and intervention, University of Montreal

julielaniel23@gmail.com 

Biography

Julie completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Montreal. During these three years, she has received the mention of excellence from the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Since the beginning of her studies in psychology she had a keen interest in neuropsychology and oncology motivating her to join the NED laboratory, specifically the PÉTALE project, a multidisciplinary research program investigating long-term consequences of acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatments during childhood. During this period, Julie also worked as research coordinator for the couples and relationship research laboratory at the University of Montreal on the study ‘parents of little fighters: living with pediatric cancer’ trying to understand individual and conjugal factors contributing to the adaptation and well-being of couples confronted with a cancer diagnosis in their child as well as the impact of the illness on their conjugal life. In connection with her research, Julie has established a knowledge transfer project for couples with a child diagnosed with cancer. Simultaneously, Julie was involved in the department of psychology at Jean-de-Brébeuf College where she worked as laboratory technician and psychosocial worker. Julie has an extensive background in research, clinical work and mentoring college students. Since 2011 Julie also diligently volunteers for Leucan, supporting and accompanying children diagnosed with cancer and their families during treatment and remission on a weekly basis at the Charles-Bruneau cancer center and at external activities organized by the association. As a PhD student in neuropsychology, option research and intervention, Julie investigates genetic and neuroanatomical biomarkers of late neurocognitive effects in leucemia survivors.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Mention of excellence, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, 2014-2015-2016
  • Departmental scholarship, Psychology Department, University of Montreal, January to April 2016, 2314$
  • Canada graduate scholarship - Master's award, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Mai 2017-2018, 17 500$

Catherine Lachambre, B.Sc.

Psy.D. student in neuropsychology - clinical neuropsychology, University of Montreal

catherine.lachambre@umontreal.ca

Biography

Catherine completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Montreal in 2016. During this period, she worked as a research assistant for the NED Laboratory and the Women’s Sexual Health Laboratory. During the last year of her bachelor’s degree, she completed an internship at the Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal Rehabilitation Institute, in psychology and neuropsychology, with a population who had suffered a stroke or a spinal cord injury.

Catherine began her Psy.D. studies in psychology, option clinical neuropsychology, in September 2016. Under the direction of Dr. Lippé, she is interested in the neurocognitive profile of children and adolescents who have a developmental disorder in the coordination and influence of comorbid disorders, in order to facilitate the assessment process of these children and to better target the interventions in this population. On the clinical level, Catherine completed a minor internship with a clientele with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder in May 2019, and will begin her major internships in child psychiatry in September 2019.

 

Awards and scholarships:

  • Mention of excellence, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2017, 3074$
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2018, 2316$
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2019, 1965$

Audrey-Rose Charlebois, M.Sc,

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

audrey-rose.charlebois-poirier@umontreal.com

Biography

Audrey-Rose is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Université de Montréal. Before this, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology from McGill University (2014). During her studies, she worked as a research assistant with Dr Cindy Goodyear at the McGill University Health Center. The project consisted in finding the effect of exposure to brominated fire retardants on the endocrine development of young boys. More recently, she assists a PhD student in the treatment and analysis of EEG data looking at the associative memory of healthy babies and of others having experienced febrile seizures. Moreover, she is a facilitator for the company Aspertise which offers IT services and where all employees have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.  As of January 2017, she will start a master’s degree in psychology at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr Sarah Lippé. She will study the learning mechanisms of gifted children with and without a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. 

Gabriela López Arango, M.Sc.

PhD student in neuroscience

gabriela.loar@gmail.com

Biography

Gabriela completed a Bachelor degree in Psychology with a concentration in psychophysiology and clinical psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She received a master of advanced studies in Experimental Cognitive Psychology and an Interfaculty complementary certificate in cognitive neurosciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

After she returned to Mexico she combined private practice and college teaching of psychology with a neuropsychological approach.

Currently, Gabriela is a PhD student in neurosciences option neuropsychology under the supervision of Dre Sarah Lippé. She is interested in find early markers for the diagnostic of different neurodevelopmental disorders by means of electroencephalography, transfontanellar ultrasound, behavioral and cognitive developmental assessment.

Awards and scholarships

  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars.
  • Complementary scholarship. Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP). Mexico.
  • Merit scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE). Québec-Mexique. Fonds de Recherche Nature et technologies du Québec (FRNTQ). 2017-2019. 25,000$/an.

Florence Deguire, M.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

florence.deguire@umontreal.ca 

Biography

Florence has completed her B.A in Honors Psychology from University of Montreal in 2017. She has received the mention of excellence from the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science each year (2014-2017). In the summer of 2016, Florence received an undergrad student research award from the NSERC, allowing her to work as a research assistant for the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS). There she worked with Dr. Sylvie Hébert on the modulation of central auditory gain control in individuals suffering from tinnitus. Thereafter, she worked on the characterisation of chronic tinnitus. She also volunteered as an accompanying person at the Douglas Mental Health Institute and the Hôtel Dieu de Montreal. Recently, Florence worked as day camp counsellor at the home for parents of disabled children in the Laurentides. She completed her Master’s degree in psychology under the supervision of Dr. Lippé in September 2018. Her project investigated the relation between stress experienced by children and their repetition suppression response during a learning task administered an electroencephalography (EEG). Florence started her Ph.D (Research & Intervention, Neuropsychology) in 2018. Her project investigates the predictive value of the cerebral learning response on cognitive development and adaptive skills in infants. 

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May 2016, 4 500$
  • Supplement to the USRA, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Août 2016, 2 000$
  • Master's Award A grant, Fonds de recherché du Québec – Nature et technologie (FRQNT) 2017-2019, 20 000$
  • Doctoral Research Award, NSERC, 2019-2022, 21 000$

Camille Fortin, B.Sc.

Psy.D. student in neuropsychology - clinical neuropsychology, University of Montreal

camille.fortin.1@umontreal.ca

Biography

Camille completed her Bachelor in Honors Psychology at University of Montreal in April 2015. During this period, she worked as research assistant in the Driving laboratory, participated in a student exchange to the University d’Aix-Marseille in France and conducted a study on musical prodigies in the international laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS). Currently, Camille is doing a PhD in psychology, option clinical neuropsychology (D.Psy). Under the supervision of Dr. Lippé, she studies the impact of social evaluation of newborns on their learning capacities.

 

Awards and scholarships:

  • Mention of excellence, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, 2013-2014-2015
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2016, 2310$
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2015, 2750$
  • Mobility grant, Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports (MEES), 2014, 4000$

Nadine Younis, B.Sc.

Master student in bioinformatics

nadine.younis@gmail.com

Biography

Nadine Younis is a research assistant for Dr. Sébastien Jacquemont and Sarah Lippé. Her role consists of helping with the organisation and data collection of the EEG, as well coordinating the MRI data collection for a project looking at the effect of rare variants on neurodevelopment. Furthermore, she is starting her masters with Dr. Jacquemont in the fall. Her project looks at the impact of single-nucleotide variants on IQ.

Mickael Rolland-Dery, B.Sc.

Research Assistant

mickael.rolland-dery@umontreal.ca

Biography

Mickeal completed an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Montreal. Throughout his studies he gained a keen interest in research in neuropsychology. During his undergraduate degree, he worked as a research assistant in several labs, most recently under the supervision of Dre Carrier at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine, where he worked on a project studying excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson’s patients. He then went on to carry out a research internship with Dre Carrier. Currently working as a research assistant in Dr Jacquemont’s lab, Mickael is responsible for the EEG data acquisition and analysis, collaborating on several of the lab’s projects.


Awards and scholarships:

  • Mention of excellence, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, 2018 - 2019

Eve Lalancette, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and Intervention, University of Montreal

evelalancette@gmail.com

Biography

Eve Lalancette completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (Honors Program) at the Université de Montréal. During this time, she worked as a research assistant at the CRIUGM on a project investigating cognitive correlates of motor learning. She has also been involved as volunteer at Autisme Montréal and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. As part of her Honor's project supervised by Dr. Lippé, Eve studied EEG measurements of repetition suppression in participants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She began her Ph.D (Research / Intervention, clinical neuropsychology option) with Dr. Lippé at the Université de Montréal in September 2017. She is now studying EEG markers of habituation learning in children and adolescents with Neurofibromatosis type 1.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Mention of excellence from the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Université de Montréal, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Best oral presentation award (Honor's program), 11th Scientific Day of the Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal, 2017
  • AQNP award for best clinical presentation, 5th NeuroQAM Scientific Day, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2017

Camille Noiseux-Lush, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and Intervention, University of Montreal

camillenoiseuxlush@gmail.com

Biography

Camille Noiseux-Lush completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in the Honor program at the Université de Montréal. For her honor’s project, Camille has investigating the impact of the cranial perimeter on electrophysiological learning markers in infants (3 to 10 months). During her Bachelor, Camille has worked as research assistant at the CRIUGM on a project investigating the cognitive correlates of motor learning. She has also been involved in a research project about the impact of the radiology on the brain development of kids leaving with brain tumors. She worked with patients with neurological lesions at the Gingras-Lindsay Rehabilitation Institute in Montreal. She began her Ph.D (Research / Intervention, clinical neuropsychology option) with Dr. Lippé at the Université de Montréal in September 2017. For her thesis,  She’s studying the cerebral plasticity of preterms via EEG recording and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Mention of excellence from the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Université de Montréal, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Departmental scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2018, 2404$
  • Master Scolarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2018-2019, 17 500$
  • Master Scolarship from the Fonds en Recherche en Santé au Québec (FRQS), 2019-2020, 17 500$

Audrey-Ann Fauteux, B.Sc.

Psy.D. student in neuropsychology - clinical neuropsychology, University of Montreal

audrey-ann.fauteux@umontreal.ca

Biography

Audrey-Ann completed a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience (Honor’s Program) specialized in neuropsychology at University of Montreal in April 2019. During this period, she has volunteered for various projects taking place at NED Lab. She has also been an educative support volunteer for students with difficulties in an elementary school from the Laurentians. As part of her Honor’s project supervised by Dr Lippé, she studied electroencephalographic profiles of children with superior intellectual abilities. As of September 2019, she will start a doctoral program in psychology, clinical neuropsychology option (Psy.D.). Under the supervision of Dr Lippé, she will study the cognitive development and behavioral adaptation of children in remission of the Kawasaki disease. This project will be conducted in collaboration with the Cardiology Service of CHU Sainte-Justine.

 

Awards and recognitions:

  • Mention of excellence from the dean of the Faculty of arts and science, University of Montreal, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Best oral presentation award (Honor’s program), 13th Scientific Day of the Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, 2019

Alumni

Pauline Leveillé

Postdoctoral student

p.leveille21@gmail.com

Biography

Pauline Léveillé completed a master's degree and a Ph.D in human nutrition and public health at the University Paris 13 (France). In addition, she completed a first postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sherbrooke where she was interested in the metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids and the cognition. In July 2017, she joined Professor Lippé's lab to do a second postdoctoral fellowship. Her research aims to investigate the associations between inflammatory biomarkers, oxidative stress and the presence of cardiometabolic complications; cognitive impairment and white matter integrity in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pauline is also involved in a study to characterize the impact of nutritional status on brain activity and cognitive development in children with cystic fibrosis.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Postdoctoral fellowship from FRQS (2016 – 2018).
  • Postdoctoral fellowship from the department of medicine, Université de Sherbrooke (2015 – 2017).
  • Doctoral scholarship from Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, France (2010 – 2013).
  • Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award from FRQS (December 2017) for her article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Excellence prize, poster presentation, international Experimental Biology congress 2016, San Diego. (American Society of Nutrition ’s).
  • Winner of the competition, 3rd conference on OMICS, Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition (ICAN). Paris (France), December 2015.

Domitille Malfait, Ph.D.

Alumna

domitille.malfait@umontreal.ca

Biography

Domitille Malfait completed a master in psychology in 2008, with a concentration in abnormal clinical psychology at the École des Psychologues Praticiens and a two-year internship at the Hôpital Neurologique de Lyon (France) in child psychiatry. She then completed an internship in clinical neuropsychology focusing on children and adolescents at the Centre d’Évaluation Neuropsychologique et d’Orientation Pédagogique F.L (Canada). At the same time, between 2008 and 2010, she obtained a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) at the Université du Québec à Montréal in behavioral intervention in a population suffering from pervasive developmental disorder and worked for one year with this particular population (Canada). She then completed a Ph.D program in psychology, specifically focusing in areas of cognitive sciences and neuropsychology at the Université de Montréal and obtained her Ph.D. in 2015 with an award of excellence to highlight the quality of her work. In her thesis, she investigated the development of children with benign epilepsy. Due to a wide variety of investigation methods used in her studies, she examined the cognitive and developmental aspects of these children as well as the neuroanatomical and functional aspects (MRI and fMRI) found within this specific population.

Mahsa Shakeri, Ph.D.

Alumna

mahsa.shakeri@polymtl.ca

Biography

Mahsa Shakeri received her master degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011 in the field of image processing. She is currently a PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Computer Engineering, and is a member of  Medical Imaging and Computational Analysis Lab. She is also a researcher at Sainte-Jusine Hospital Research Center. Her research interests include shape analysis of subcortical structures, image segmentation, and registration.

 

Awards and scholarships:

  • NeuroQam Travel Award, 2016
  • Canada's Mitacs Globalink Research Award - INRIA, 2015
  • Exemption from Differential Tuition Fees Granted by Quebec’s Government for International Students, 2013- 2016

 

Sandrine Mendizabal, Ph.D.

Alumna

sandrine.mendizabal@umontreal.ca

Biography

Sandrine has completed a master of science in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience (Bordeaux and Chambéry, France) and she actually is a Ph.D. student (Research & Intervention,option Neuropsychology) with Dr Sarah Lippé and Dr Pierre Jolicoeur at the Université de Montréal, working on electroencephalography (EEG) and the visual working memory in children with benign rolandic epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS). Since September of 2013, she is a research assistant in Dr Jolicoeur’s laboratory. During her Ph.D., Sandrine has been a teacher assistant at the Udem (Cognitive Processes 2, Interpersonal Relations, Psychology and Behavior). In regards to clinical experience, Sandrine has been an assistant supervisor since 3 years to the neuropsychological internship program with children and teenagers (PSY7488, UdeM) and she has also completed several clinical internships in neurological units with pediatric to geriatric populations suffering from multiple etiologies (Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de RothschildAssistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris d’Hendaye (AP/HP); Centre hospitalier de la Côte Basque / Saint Jean de luz).

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • 03/2014: Bourse NeuroQAM, Participation à des rencontres scientifiques, été 2014.
  • 09/2013: Bourse du recteur, Université de Montréal.
  • 09/2013: Allocation-congrès du Réseau de Bio-Imagerie du Québec (RBIQ).
  • 03/2013: Prix d’excellence FESP du meilleur symposium, 7ième Journée scientifique annuelle du Département de psychologie de l’Université de Montréal.
  • 12/2012: Bourse de soutien – Étudiants étrangers du Réseau de Bio-Imagerie du Québec (RBIQ).
  • 12/2012: Bourse départementale de psychologie de l’Université de Montréal.

Karine Lacourse, M.Sc.

Alumna

karinelack@gmail.com

Biography

Karine worked in the lab from September 2011 to March 2015.

 

Karine obtained a Master’s degree in engineering with a focus on health technology from the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal. In her Master’s thesis, she investigated multiresolution analysis (wavelet) in neuroimaging, specifically magnetoencephalography (MEG). Throughout her Master’s studies, Karine worked as research assistant for the NED lab in order to support students in their EEG analysis. Karine still occasionally perfects and updates Matlab scripts she created for the NED lab. She now works full-time for the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine (CARSM).

Caroline Dupont, M.Sc.

Alumna

caroline.dupont2@gmail.com

Biography

Caroline completed a Bachelor's degree in psychology from McGill University in April 2012. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant for the Child Health and Human Development Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and the Health Psychology Lab at McGill University. She began her master's degree in psychology at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr. Lippé in September 2015. She studies the relationship between cerebral structures, early brain activity and neurodevelopment.

Sylvain Beaumont, M.Sc.A.

Research collaborator

sylvainbeaumont@gmail.com

Biography

Sylvain has been Research and Development Director at K2 Geospatial since 2011 and has over 17 years of experience in software management and development. In 2017, under the supervision of professors Luc Duong (ÉTS) and Sarah Lippé (UdeM), he obtained his Master's degree in Software Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), with a specialization in neuroscience and artificial intelligence. His thesis, awarded with Excellence, focused on the study of the corpus callosum in survivors of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) using magnetic resonance imaging. Sylvain also holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Université du Québec à Montréal, with honors. He is currently collaborating with the NED laboratory on various articles investigating long-term effects of ALL on the white matter of the brain.

Marc-Antoine Boucher, B.Sc.

Master's student in Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montreal

marc-antoine.boucher@polymtl.ca

Biography

Marc-Antoine Boucher has successfully completed a Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. He was involved in several projects in medical imaging including the development of a detection software on defective x-ray panels at Analogic Canada.

Now, he is a Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Samuel Kadoury (Polytechnique) and Sarah Lippé. In his project he is developing new software methods for screening neurobehavioral diseases in neonates with 3D Ultrasound.  Ultrasound is usually interpreted in 2D but volume analyses allow for a better detection of abnormalities since MRI is challenging with neonates.

 

Awards and scholarships :

  • Master's Award A grant, Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologie (FQRNT), 2017-2018, 15 000$

Émilie Sheppard, B.Sc.

PhD student in neuropsychology - Research and intervention, University of Montreal

emilie.sheppard@umontreal.ca

Biography

Emilie completed her B.A. in Honors Psychology from Concordia University in 2009, where she pursued an interest for neuropsychology. During this period, she also worked as a volunteer at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), working to update and norm several neuropsychological tests for the evaluation of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Following graduation, she continued working at the MNI for two years in the preoperative evaluation of epilepsy and brain tumor patients. As such, presurgical mapping of cognitive functions using fMRI as well as intra-operative neuropsychological testing were performed. Having developed a particular interest in neuroimaging and having always had an interest in pediatric neuropsychology, Emilie began her Ph.D (Research & Intervention, Neuropsychology) with Dr. Lippé in 2011. As such, she is currently studying the cognitive development of babies and children having suffered from early life prolonged complex febrile seizures by means of neuropsychological testing as well as structural MRI.

 

Awards and scholarships:

  • Master's Award A grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), September 2011-2012, 17 500$.
  • Bourse formation maîtrise, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ), September 2012-2013, 15 000$.
  • First prize for best poster presentation, 20th annual CERNEC scientific day, St-Sauveur, Qc, Canada, March 17th 2012, 500$
  • Bourse formation doctorale, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ), September 2013-2016, 20 000$/year.

Simon Rigoulot, Ph.D.

Research associate

simon.rigoulot@gmail.com 

Biography

My research interests center around the neurobiology of emotion processing. I studied Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences in Lille (France) and I completed my PhD in December 2008 at University of Lille 2. My work with Prof. Sarah Lippé from 2015 to 2017 involved several projects, particulary the investiation of how stress impacts neuropsychological development using behavioral and cerebral measures (electro- and magneto-encephalography, EEG, MEG) in leukemia survivors (see e.g. Rigoulot et al., 2017). Two more articles are crrently in preparation and will be submitted in 2018.

 

For more details, please vite my personal website https://simonrigoulot.wordpress.com/

Kirsty Bray, M.Sc.

Research Assistant

kirstymariebray@gmail.com

Biography

Following an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Kirsty Bray went on to complete a master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology (2018) at the University of Lyon II, in France. Throughout her studies, she gained clinical experience, working in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular interest in autism. For her master’s research project Kirsty worked in collaboration with the Center of Neuroscience Research in Lyon where she worked on the effect of music on language processing in dyslexia.

Currently working as a research assistant in Dr Jacquemont and Dre Lippé’s research department, Kirsty coordinates the current and upcoming research projects, and is responsible for administering the various cognitive evaluations in the study protocols.