The Ekstrand Neuroimaging Lab takes OHBM 2023!
Recently, the Ekstrand Neuroimaging lab had the opportunity to attend the renowned Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) conference in Montreal, QC. The conference promised to be an informative and enriching experience, offering us the chance to present our research, learn from leading experts, and engage in scientific discussions about the intricacies of brain mapping. We returned with new knowledge and inspiration to advance our research in the ever-evolving field of human brain mapping. Chelsea presented her new work focused on 4D spatiotemporal clustering as a new technique for analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging data, while Keva, Josh, and KiAnna all sought to examine how personality traits such as psychological wellbeing, stress, and positive affect, modulate neural synchrony during audiovisual movie watching. Christina examined differences in neural synchrony across a complex narrative to identify regions of the brain involved in episodic memory formation at a larger timescale. We can't wait to be back!
Congratulations to Andres Jimenez!
A huge congratulations to Andres for his acceptance into medical school at Western University! Wishing him all the best in his new endeavour!
Congratulations to Piper Shamanski!
A big congratulations to previous Ekstrand Lab member, Piper Shamanski, for her acceptance to the Audiology and Speech-language Pathology programs at Dalhousie University! Piper's passion for language research ultimately led her to accept her dream offer to begin her Master's in Speech-language Pathology. Wishing you the best of luck, Piper!
Happy brain awareness week! Josh and Keva represented The Ekstrand Lab at the University of Lethbridge Open House. Visitors got to learn about the human brain and MRI and explore MRI images themselves.
Big congrats to Ekstrand Lab Master's student, Keva Klamer, for receiving an Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship!
Congratulations to incoming graduate student KiAnna Sullivan for submitting the first manuscript of her Honours thesis work for publication! Fingers crossed for good news!
The Ekstrand Neuroimaging Lab is officially one year old! It has been an incredibly exciting and unique year to build a lab, but we are so happy with the awesome team we are building. Stay tuned from the awesome research we've been working on!
The Ekstrand Neuroimaging Lab received its first NSERC Discovery Grant for our project entitled "Mapping perception and emotion in the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging using naturalistic stimuli". We can't wait to share some of this exciting new research with you!
The Ekstrand Lab is growing! KiAnna, Bhadra, Madi, Tina, Amber, and Matthew all joined the lab officially on January 11th. Welcome all!
Chelsea submits her first NSERC research grants. Fingers crossed!