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Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Scientist, Diagnostic Imaging / Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto

Dr. Dunkley is a Scientist in Diagnostic Imaging and the Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at SickKids and an Assistant Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He studied for his PhD at Cardiff University, UK, and he completed his post-doctoral training at SickKids. His current research program focuses on the disruption to neural function and circuits in health and disease in children and adults.

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Jing Zhang, PhD

Research Associate

Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD in biology at Carleton University. He became interested in bioinformatics and high-throughput data mining for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) when tasked with next generation sequencing and high-throughput gene expression profiling projects during this post-doctoral research at Royal Military College of Canada. Currently a research associate in the Dunkley lab, Dr. Zhang is interested in developing and implementing machine learning and deep learning algorithms to help decipher PTSD and mTBI neurophysiology through magnetoencelography (MEG) and other neuroimaging techniques.

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Kristina Safar, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Kristina completed her PhD in psychology at Ryerson University in 2017. In her PhD, Kristina examined the influence of experience with particular face types and emotional faces on emotion processing in infancy, leveraging both behavioural and electrophysiological approaches.
Kristina is currently a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the lab. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), she investigates resting-state and task-based neural activity and functional networks in children and adults with mild traumatic brain injury, as well as individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Matthew Ventresca, MSc, MBA, CHE

Clinical Research Project Manager

Matthew Ventresca is a Clinical Research Project Coordinator for the Dunkley Lab at SickKids. His work utilizes functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to examine the neurological effects of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among children and military veterans. Matthew has completed an MSc in Epidemiology at Brock University and has an MBA specialising in Health Services Management from McMaster University. His additional research interests include clinical trial data sharing, clinical practice guideline development, Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and health economics.
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Rouzbeh Zamyadi

Research Analyst

Rouzbeh received his BEng and MASc from Ryerson University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently a Research Analyst at the Dunkley Lab working mainly on processing and analysis of a number of neuroimaging signals including Magnetoencephalography (MEG) data, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Electroencephalography (EEG).