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Lab Director


Anna Weinberg, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University, 2014

Canada Research Chair in Clinical Neuroscience

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology 
McGill University 

Office:  2001 McGill College, 1407
          ++1 (514) 398 4672
Lab:     2001 McGill College, 1450


Juhyun Park, Ph.D.


Juhyun is a postdoctoral researcher in the TRAC lab. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Seoul National University. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. She is interested in identifying individuals who are vulnerable to depression and anxiety-related disorders using multi-methods (e.g., clinical interviews, behavioral/neural measures, experience sampling method) and advanced statistical methods (e.g., multilevel modeling, mixture modeling). Juhyun is particularly interested in understanding cognitive-affective processes that confer risk for depression and anxiety across lifespan (e.g., emotion regulation) and how they interact with contextual factors (e.g., trauma/stress). In the TRAC lab, Juhyun will be primarily examining the associations between neural responses to reward, positive emotion regulation, stress, and depression among adolescents.

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, 2020
Association for Psychological Science Student Grant Competition, 2020

Simon Morand-Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Simon is a postdoctoral scholar in the TRAC lab. He earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Université de Montréal, where he studied the brain mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults with Tourette syndrome. Before joining the lab, he completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. At Yale, Simon studied cognitive control in children with Tourette syndrome and ADHD, as well as tic control through voluntary tic suppression and behavioral therapy. Simon has recently received funding from the Tourette Association of America to begin a new project investigating the neural correlates of anger and irritability in children with Tourette syndrome using EEG. Apart from his work on Tourette syndrome and related conditions, his other interests include the study of how dyadic processes and parent-child interactions may impact child and adolescent mental health.

CIHR Fellowship (2020-2023)
Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome, Tourette Association of America & American Brain Foundation, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology (2022-2024)



FRQS Étudiant-chercheur Étoile Award (2017)

Graduate Students

Iulia Banica

Iulia is a sixth-year PhD student, currently on internship at Western Psychiatric Hospital. She received her B.Sc. in Honours Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Iulia is particularly interested in investigating the effects of stress and abuse on error and threat processing, and how these relate to anxiety and depression.


Canada Graduate Scholarship-- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2018)

FRQ-SC Ph.D. Funding (2019-2021)


SPR Student Poster Award, 2020

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Clara Freeman

Clara is a fifth-year PhD student in the lab. She completed her B.A. in psychology at Cornell University. Clara is interested in how social information processing and reward relate to depression and other psychopathology across development. 


Tomlinson Fellowship, McGill University (2018-2021) 

FRQ-S Ph.D. Funding (2020-2022)


SPR Student Poster Award, 2019

Smadar Levin Award, Society for Research in Psychopathology, 2022

Lidia Panier

Lidia is a third-year PhD student in the lab. She completed her M.A. (Social Sciences: Psychology) at the University of Chicago. She is interested in the effects of stress on reward processing across depression and anxiety, as well as the unique differences between these internalizing disorders. 



Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Graduate Student Fellowship (2021-2022)

FRQ-S Ph.D. Funding (2022-2024)


Héléna Renault

Héléna is a third-year PhD student in the lab. They completed their undergraduate degree (BA, Honours Psychology) at McGill and are interested in how neural responses to reward interact with various types of stress as well as how these factors relate to depression. 



Judith Mappin Fellowship, McGill University (2020, 2022)

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2021)

Grace Allison

Grace is a second-year PhD student in the TRAC lab. She completed her B.A. in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is interested in biobehavioral indices of reward and threat processing, social functioning, and stress reactivity, as they relate to the development and maintenance of internalizing psychopathology.


Judith Mappin Fellowship, McGill University (2021)

Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Graduate Student Fellowship (2022-2023)


SSCP Distinguished Contribution Award at APS Student Poster Competition, 2022

APS Student Research Award, 2022


Corinne Sejourne (co-mentored)

Corinne is a second-year PhD student working jointly in the TRAC Lab and Behavioural Medicine Lab. She received her undergraduate degree (B.A., Honors, Human Biology) from Brown University. She is interested in developing treatment interventions to promote healthier stress responses in mothers and caregivers as measured by emotional and physiological markers.


Tomlinson Fellowship, McGill University (2021-2023) 

Lab Managers

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Loran Carpentier

Loran recently completed his undergraduate degree (B.Sc., Honours Psychology) at McGill University. He completed his senior honours thesis at the TRAC Lab, examining how neural responses to rewards are impacted by COVID-19-related stress. Loran is also interested in the neuropsychology underlying psychopathologies and neurodevelopmental disorders. He wishes to work with teenagers and young adults in the future, either as a clinician or as a research psychologist.  

Anna Walls

Anna is an incoming fourth-year undergraduate honours psychology student at McGill University. She is mainly interested in studying the neural effects of psychopathologies such as anxiety and aggression on adolescent development. Anna is excited to gain valuable research experience with the TRAC lab and in the future hopes to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology.


Connie Yun

Connie has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at McGill University. Her studies have allowed her to engage in research-intensive courses, which subsequently sparked her interest in exploring different aspects of psychopathology. She is particularly interested in the relevance of cultural differences within this field of study. 

Connie is excited to gain direct research experiences relating to her interests in psychology while working with the TRAC lab this year. Her future plans involve pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology and she hopes to eventually become a clinical research psychologist. 


Research Assistants


Brigida Bono

Brigida is a fourth-year undergraduate student in Honours Psychology with a minor in sociology. She is interested in developmental psychopathology, with a particular interest in internalizing disorders. She plans to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology.

Enqi Wang

Enqi is going into the fourth year of undergraduate study at McGill University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience. She is currently working as a volunteer research assistant in TRAC lab. Her interests mainly revolve around psychopathology and vulnerabilities to mental health problems. She is passionate about pursuing future studies in the field of clinical psychology.

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Leila Rafai

Leila is in her final year of her undergraduate degree (B.Sc., Honours Psychology) at McGill University. She is currently working on her senior honours thesis at the TRAC lab and is excited to gain hands-on experience working with EEG as well as exploring the domain of psychopathology. She is interested in pursuing graduate studies in neuropsychology.

Lidie Silva Andres

Lidie is completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University (B.Sc., Honours Psychology and Minor in Neuroscience). She is excited to get more experience using EEG and in data analysis. Lidie is interested in learning more about the differences between anxiety and depression, as well as studying how neural responses to uncertainty, social acceptance or rejection predict behavior changes. She wants to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology or neuroscience.

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Graduate Student Alumni

Paige Ethridge, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychologist, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton

Aislinn Sandre, Ph.D.: Post-doc at Columbia University, Teacher's College

Undergraduate Alumni

Seonwoo Hong (Clinical Psychology, University of British Columbia)

Arianna McCagg

Zeina Moussa

Mila Goulon

Mica Ostry

Sonya Akberdina

Lunaa Hao

Maya Ahia (Clinical Psychology, University of Toronto) 

Joelle Schaffer (Clinical Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University)

Jasmine Kotsiopoulus (Master of Arts in Research and Clinical Training in Psychology, Concordia University)

Ghislaine Niyonkuru (Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa) 

Talia Schroeder (research student, Dr. David Dunkley's lab, McGill University)

Lina Badran 

Helen Liu 

Fiona Sewall

Ashley Jussaume

Chloe White (Clinical Psychology, Simon Fraser University)

Viveca Lee (research assistant, Eating Disorders Continuum, Douglas Hospital)

Alexandra MacTavish (graduate student, child clinical psychology, University of Windsor)

Kiki Brabander (graduate student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University)

Ella Christiaans (graduate student, Educational Psychology, McGill University)

Fauzia Saiyed (Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student at Lehigh University)

Claire Punturieri (research assistant, Experimental therapeutics and pathophysiology branch of the NIMH)

Ariel Boyle (graduate student, Clinical Psychology, Concordia University)

Iman Lahouaoula (medical student, UBC)

Erin Matsuba (graduate student, psychology, Syracuse University)

Manlu Liu (graduate student, University of British Columbia)

Jamie Borenstein-Laurie (graduate student, Clinical Psychology, Concordia University)

Emma Stewart (graduate student, Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario)

Benazir Hodzic-Santor (medical student, University of Toronto)

Insub Kim (graduate student, Stanford University)

Tiana Corovic (law school, University of Toronto)

Agnessa Karapetian (PhD student in cognitive computational neuroscience, Einstein Center for Neurosciences, Berlin)

Julia Ferrone (graduate student, PsyD in School Psychology, Adelphi University)

Nicole Ledwos (graduate student, integrated program in neuroscience, McGill University)

Hazal Ozlen (project manager, Villeneuve lab, the Douglas)

Anne Baptiste (graduate student, Concordia University)

Emily Snook (medical student, University of Toronto)

Mert Kimyaci (research assistant in the Regulation, Affect and Development Lab, McGill University)

Wendy Wang

Sasha Novozhilova

Seffie Yip

David Figeuroa Perez

Jiaqi Zhao

Erica Di Caprio

Veronica Rusu

Emily Demers

Karin Cinalioglu

Charlene Osei-Afrifa

Ruby Atesoglu

Alison Yang

Sarah Bernier 

Emilie Hess

Blair Lavery

Dila Bilal

Catherine Labasi-Sammartino

Christine Koppenaal

​Samantha Scholes

Sarah Lefebvre

Margot Kelly-Hedrick

Christine Koppenaal

Charles LaPierre

Shannon Dawe

Sarah Sieur

Kelly Cool

Jennifer Burns

Shona Mistry

Sasha Topilova

Zainab Yahya

Bettina Trabelsi

Rachel Shepherd

Katie Mound

Ellie Basra

Oliver Huang

Friends &


Autumn Kujawa, Vanderbilt University

Melanie Dirks, McGill University

Anja Riesel, University Hamburg

Sarah Racine, McGill University

Alexis May, Wesleyan University

Greg Hajcak, Florida State University

Roman Kotov, Stony Brook University

Stewart Shankman, Northwestern University

E. David Klonsky, University of British Columbia

Christopher Patrick, Florida State University

Norbert Kathmann, Humboldt University

Dan Foti, Purdue University 

Signy Sheldon, McGill University

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