Esther Fujiwara

Email: efujiwara@ualberta.ca

Phone: (780) 492-4104; CV

 

I received my PhD in Psychology at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto (ON), I joined the Department of Psychiatry in 2007. Current studies in my lab investigate emotion-cognition interactions in neurological/psychiatric and healthy populations. In my spare time, I love being with my family and friends, good food, and traveling. I also sometimes do statistics for no reason.

 

Daniela Gomez

PhD program (Psychiatry)

Project: Neurocognitive functions in HIV

Email: gomezurb@ualberta.ca

Hi! I'm a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry. I became interested in the field of neuropsychology through various classes at the university. My work is looking at neurocognitive functions in HIV.

 

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Natalia Stavila

MSc program (Psychiatry)

Project: Maternal health and breastfeeding patterns in eating disorders

Email: stavila@ualberta.ca

Hi, my name is Natalia. I am a Masters student in the Department of Psychiatry. My research project is in Maternal Health and breastfeeding patterns in women with Eating Disorder. I became interested in  Neuroscience and Psychiatry in the 5th year of my Medical school. I am so happy to be part of this Department as this is a great opportunity for me to get a deeper sense of this field of Medicine

 

Alexa Byrd

Honours Psychology (Arts)

Project: Verbal aspects of emotional face processing in alexithymia

Email: nydegger@ualberta.ca

Hello! My name is Alexa Byrd and I'm a third year Honors student in the Department of Psychology. My current work in the Fujiwara lab is focused on examining the links between alexithymia and deficits in emotional communication. When I'm not deep in a good (text)book, you might find me listening to ambient black metal or discussing obscure philosophy with my three cats.

 

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Annie Porthukaran

Honours Psychology (Science)

Project: Anger-processing in alexithymia

Email: aporthuk@ualberta.ca

 

Mursal Mohamud

Independent study (Psychology 498)

Project: Verbal processing of emotions in alexithymia

Email: mohamud1@ualberta.ca

Hey, my name is Mursal and I’m a second year student in the Faculty of Science. I am interested in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology as well as research involving mental health. Therefore I joined Fujiwara’s lab to expand my knowledge on these subjects, and to contribute to their research. My current project targets ambiguous face processing in alexithymia. Outside the lab I enjoy tutoring, volunteering within my community, learning about business and economics, playing sports, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Deanna Nielsen

Independent study (Psychology 496)

Project: Delay-discounting in HIV

Email: dnielsen@ualberta.ca

My name is Deanna and I am a third year Biological Sciences student. I am particularly interested in medical disorder related research, which is my focus in the Fujiwara Lab. My project includes looking at predictors for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. I am very excited to explore a field that has so many positive developments to offer. Outside of the lab my interests include volunteering, staying active, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Winta Ghebremicael

Independent Study (Psychology 396)

Project: Verbal processing of emotions in alexithymia

Email: ghebremi@ualberta.ca

Hi, my name is Winta and I'm a 3rd year student at the University of Alberta. I'm particularly interested in the cognitive psychology and neuroscience field, which is why I joined the Fujiwara lab. My research project explores the topic of alexithymia and the verbal processing of emotions within it. Outside the lab I enjoy travelling, playing volleyball and reading.

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Jiyeon Seo

Volunteer, Honours Neuroscience (2nd year)

Email: seo1@ualberta.ca

Hi! My name is Jiyeon, and I am a second year undergraduate student studying Neuroscience. I am currently a volunteer at the Fujiwara Lab and will become a summer student to contribute to research in alexithymia of eating disorder patients and its specificity to anger and disgust. I am particularly interested in neuropsychology, so I look forward to expanding my knowledge in the field during my time at the lab. In my free time, I like to play my clarinet and guitar, paint/draw, and do yoga.

 

Rachel Wang

Volunteer, Honours Pharmacology (2nd year)

Email: rqwang@ualberta.ca

Hello! My name's Rachel and I'm a second year pharmacology student with an interest in psychology. It wasn't an option to minor in psychology, so I'm super excited to be volunteering for the Fujiwara lab. Other interests of mine involve film-making, Captain America, Bucky Barnes, and keeping up with, not the Kardashians, but Hollywood.

 

 

 

Yu Yuan Liu

Independent Study (Psychology 496)

Project: Relationship between autism and alexithymia

Email: yuyuan1@ualberta.ca

 

Amanda Lussoso

Independent study (Psychology 396)

Project: Emotional face processing in eating disorders

Email: lussoso@ualberta.ca

 

Rahim Marani, MD

Volunteer, International Medical Graduate

Project: Relationship between autism and alexithymia

Email: rahim786@gmail.com

Riley Sangster

Honours Neuroscience (Neuroscience 450/452)

Project: Alexithymia and emotion processing in eating disorders

Email: sangster@ualberta.ca

   

Precious Amusan

Volunteer, Honors Neuroscience (3rd year)

Email: amusan@ualberta.ca

Emmanuel Ibe

Volunteer, BA Philosophy & Psychology (1st year)

Email: ibei@ualberta.ca

   

Jacob Mellick

Volunteer, BSc General (2nd year)

Email: jmellick@ualberta.ca

Ana Simonette Salaveria

Volunteer, BSc General (2nd year)

Email: salaveri@ualberta.ca

   

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