Directors

Susan Rogers Van Katwyk

Susan is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa, and has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Mount Allison University. Her work involves both health policy and many hours of statistics coding. Outside of academics, Susan loves hiking, cooking, craft beer, and listening to podcasts.

Jaime Devine

Jaime K Devine has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. Her research focuses on how human behavior interacts with biological functioning, particularly between sleep and the endocrine system. When she is not doing science, Jaime enjoys wrestling, wife carrying and acting in horror movies.

Ian Mahar

Ian is a neuroscience PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal, doing neuropsychiatry research in the McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He also does science writing and outreach, and his primary interests for all three are how the brain regulates emotions, and what happens when this regulation goes awry.

Brian Beckett

Brian graduated from McGill in 2012 with a M.Sc. in Structural Cell Biology and in 2010 with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Theater. He is pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics, and is studying protein evolution and the dynamics of strong evolutionary epistasis at Brandeis University in the Theobald Lab. He is passionate about conquering scientific apathy, the education of young scientists, and donuts.

Maryse Thomas

Maryse is a PhD student in neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research focuses on environmental noise and its long-term effects on the brain. Outside of the lab, Maryse is a long-distance runner and plays competitive ultimate frisbee.