About Us

We are a group of student members of the Quebec Bio-imaging Network (QBIN) who believe that science should be open and accessible to everyone, and we hope to help make that possible through this blog!

Blog contributors

Samuel Guay
Université de Montréal

I am a PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Université de Montréal and I investigate the long-term effects of sport-related concussions in young and old athletes using a variety of neuroimaging techniques. I contribute to this blog because I think disseminating science by means other than peer-reviewed papers makes it more accessible and as an open science enthusiast, I think we can do better as a community.

Sivaniya Subramaniapillai
McGill University

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. I am interested in exploring sex and gender differences in brain aging and memory through the use of different methods (i.e., the relationship between brain structure, function, and behaviour). 

Alexa Pichet Binette
McGill University

I am a PhD candidate in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve. I use multi-modal neuroimaging techniques (MRI and PET) to better understand brain changes in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. I hope to disseminate cool imaging research done in Québec through the blog, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Carlos Gevers-Montoro
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

I am a chiropractor and a PhD student in Neurosciences at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The main focus of my studies is on pain neurophysiology. I currently use EEG to investigate the hypoalgesic mechanisms of spinal manipulation during back pain.

Giulia Baracchini
McGill University

I am a PhD student in neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University. My research interests lie in understanding mechanisms of inter-regional communication in the brain and their behavioural relevance, particularly in the context of cognitive control. Specifically, I am investigating whether and how large-scale network architecture interacts with BOLD signal variability patterns, in healthy aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s populations.

Zoha Deldar
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Pain Neurophysiology Research Lab at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. My projects focus on the neurocognitive aspects and the neurophysiology of pain by using different methods including EEG, EMG, fMRI, as well as cognitive and psychological measurements. I am also passionate about science communication and the open science movement.


Estrid Jakobsen
QBIN communications officer

I completed my PhD in neuroscience in Leipzig, Germany, in 2016 and I have 8 years of experience in writing about and communicating science to a lay audience. I have always been passionate about science communication, and I am very excited to encourage and facilitate the sharing of bio-imaging research through this blog!

Other members of the QBIN student communications committee

Evguenia Zdanovich (Université de Montréal)
Isabelle Arseneau-Bruneau (McGill University)
Heather Whittaker (McGill University)

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